Silver Ounce 2020 Auspicious Cat - Blessing, Coin from Niue - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2020 Auspicious Cat - Blessing, Coin from Niue
CoinSilver Ounce 2020 Auspicious Cat - Blessing

Niue, a sovereign state in free association with New Zealand, uses two official legal tender currencies. The New Zealand Dollar is the circulation currency for daily transactions, while the government also authorises legal tender coins in the Niue Dollar currency for collector's purposes.

A number of mints issue a large variety of commemorative, bullion and collector coins under the authority of Niue. These coins are dedicated to historical or general popular culture themes not related to Niue itself. Many of them are in standard bullion sizes - typically, one ounce of silver (abbreviated as 1 oz Ag, where "Ag" comes from the Latin word for silver, Argentum). Many of these feature characters and themes from popular culture.

This coin is part of the Auspicious Coin Collection by the Singapore Mint, and features a waving cat and the character for blessing.

The “beckoning cat”, or more widely known as the Fortune Cat, is believed to bring good luck and fortune to its owner. Raising its left paw signifies a welcoming gesture that attract customers, thus symbolising the blessings for a successful business.

Originating from the 17th century, a stray cat taken in by the Gotokuji Temple in Japan was believed to have saved a samurai lord from being caught in a thunderstorm through raising its paw and beckoning him to enter the temple. The legend of the beckoning cat spread and since then it has been honored as auspicious figurines placed in temples, businesses and homes.

MintSingapore Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage3,888
Obverse
Niue / Silver Ounce 2020 Auspicious Cat - Blessing - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin shows the crowned mature head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (her effigy known as the "Fourth Portrait"). The Queen wears the "Girls of Great Britain and Ireland" diamond tiara, a wedding gift from Queen Mary (Her Majesty's grandmother) in 1947 - which she also has on the Machin and the Gottwald portraits.

In small letters below the head, the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley).

Around the effigy is the monarch's legend, the date of issue and the value: ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2020.

The effigy and inscriptions are in a small circle above. Around below that, the precious metal content: 1 OZ 999 FINE SILVER (one troy ounce of 99.9% silver).

In large letters below, the word blessing in different languages - Japanese and Chinese (), Korean (), English (Blessing) and Spanish (Bendición).

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2020
Reverse
Niue / Silver Ounce 2020 Auspicious Cat - Blessing - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin is coloured and represents a Fortune Cat, its left paw raised in a blessing.

Below, the character meaning "blessing": .

Reverse Inscription
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof-like, 3D shape, coloured.
Packaging: in a clear display case.
Singapore Mint Product Code# L317
Date of issue: October 2020.
Issue price: S$ 170.00

See also

Coins in the Auspicious Coin Collection include:
- 1 oz Silver, Shaped and Coloured, Auspicious Cat - Fortune, 2020
- 1 oz Silver, Shaped and Coloured, Auspicious Cat - Blessing, 2020
- 1 oz Silver, Oval, Auspicious Koi 2022

Showing 100 from a total of 763 coins of type: Silver Ounce (1 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Ounce 2017 Star Wars - C-3PO 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2017
Silver Ounce 2017 Star Wars - Boba Fett 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2017
Silver Ounce 2017 Star Wars - Supreme Leader Snoke 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2017
Silver Ounce 2017 Star Wars - Chewbacca, Coloured 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2017
Silver Ounce 2017 Star Wars - Millennium Falcon 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2017
Silver Ounce 2017 Star Wars - Star Destroyer 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2017
Silver Ounce 2017 Star Wars - T-65 X-Wing Fighter 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2017
Silver Ounce 2017 Star Wars - TIE/LN Fighter 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2017
Silver Ounce 2017 Star Wars - T-47 Snowspeeder 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2017
Silver Ounce 2017 Star Wars - TIE Advanced x1 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2017
Silver Ounce 2017 Disney - Season's Greetings 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2017
Silver Ounce 2017 Bambi 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2017
Silver Ounce 2018 Animal Skins - Pinniped 700 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II · 2017 · NIUE ISLAND · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ounce 2018 Australia at Night - Platypus 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE 2019 · ONE DOLLAR · 1 OZ 999 SILVER ·
Silver Ounce 2018 Love - Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2018
Silver Ounce 2018 Love is Precious - Kingfishers 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2018
Silver Ounce 2018 Triggerfish 3,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2018
Silver Ounce 2018 Angelfish 3,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2018
Silver Ounce 2018 British Trade Dollar 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II · NIUE ISLAND · ONE DOLLAR · 2018 ·
Silver Ounce 2018 US Trade Dollar 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II · NIUE ISLAND · ONE DOLLAR · 2018 ·
Silver Ounce 2018 Star Wars - Jabba the Hutt 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2018
Silver Ounce 2018 Star Wars - Darth Maul 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2018
Silver Ounce 2018 Star Wars - Emperor Palpatine 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2018
Silver Ounce 2018 Star Wars - Solo 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2018
Silver Ounce 2018 Star Wars - The Phantom Menace 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 2018 2 DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2018 Star Wars - Attack of the Clones 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 2018 2 DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2018 Star Wars - Revenge of the Sith 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 2018 2 DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2018 Disney - Season's Greetings 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 2018 2 DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2018 Disney Princess - Cinderella 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2018
Silver Ounce 2018 Disney Princess - Belle 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2018
Silver Ounce 2018 Disney Princess - Ariel 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2018
Silver Ounce 2018 Minions - Season's Greetings 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2018
Silver Ounce 2019 Australia at Night - Red Kangaroo 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE 2019 · ONE DOLLAR · 1 OZ 999 SILVER ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Wildlife Up Close - Wedge Tailed Eagle 750 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE 2019 · ONE DOLLAR · 1 OZ 999 SILVER ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Wildlife Up Close - Tasmanian Devil 750 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE 2019 · ONE DOLLAR · 1 OZ 999 SILVER ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Solar System - The Sun 800 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE ISLAND ELIZABETH II 2019 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2019 Solar System - Earth 800 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE ISLAND ELIZABETH II 2019 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2019 Solar System - Moon 800 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE ISLAND ELIZABETH II 2019 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2019 Love - Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2019
Silver Ounce 2019 Virgo 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2019 ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Libra 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2019 ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Scorpio 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2019 ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Sagittarius 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2019 ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Newborn Baby 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · 2 DOLLARS · NIUE ISLAND · 2019 ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Love is Precious - Bluebirds 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2019
Silver Ounce 2019 Celestial Animals - The Green Dragon 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 2 DOLLARS 2019
Silver Ounce 2019 Celestial Animals - The White Tiger 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 2 DOLLARS 2019
Silver Ounce 2019 Moorish Idol 3,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2019
Silver Ounce 2019 Enchanting Lotus 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2019
Silver Ounce 2019 Chinese Trade Dollar 1,888 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II · NIUE ISLAND · ONE DOLLAR · 2019 ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Japanese Trade Dollar 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II · NIUE ISLAND · ONE DOLLAR · 2019 ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves 3,000 Public Seal of Niue TWO DOLLARS 2019 PUBLIC SEAL OF NIUE
Silver Ounce 2019 Sinbad the Sailor 3,000 Public Seal of Niue TWO DOLLARS 2019 PUBLIC SEAL OF NIUE
Silver Ounce 2019 Star Wars - Stormtroopers 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2019
Silver Ounce 2019 Star Wars - The Rise of Skywalker: Rey 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2019
Silver Ounce 2019 Star Wars - The Rise of Skywalker: Kylo Ren 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2019
Silver Ounce 2019 Star Wars - The Force Awakens 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 2019 2 DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2019 Star Wars - The Last Jedi 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 2019 2 DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2019 Minions - Season's Greetings 3,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2019
Silver Ounce 2019 Minions - Happy Birthday 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2019
Silver Ounce 2019 Disney - Season's Greetings 3,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 2019 2 DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2019 Disney Princess - Snow White 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2019
Silver Ounce 2019 Lion King - Circle of Life 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2019
Silver Ounce 2019 Lion King - Morning Lesson with Mufasa 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2019
Silver Ounce 2019 Lion King - Hakuna Matata 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2019
Silver Ounce 2019 Lion King - Simba and Nala 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2019
Silver Ounce 2020 Queen Elizabeth II Long May She Reign 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE 2020 · ONE DOLLAR · 1 OZ 999 SILVER ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Australian 1930 Penny 1,930 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE 2020 · ONE DOLLAR · 1 OZ 999 SILVER ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Solar System - Mercury 800 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE ISLAND ELIZABETH II 2020 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2020 Solar System - Venus 800 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE ISLAND ELIZABETH II 2020 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2020 Solar System - Mars 800 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE ISLAND ELIZABETH II 2020 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2020 Solar System - Jupiter 800 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE ISLAND ELIZABETH II 2020 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2020 Australia at Night - Echidna 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE 2020 · ONE DOLLAR · 1 OZ 999 SILVER ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Wildlife Up Close - Frilled Neck Lizard 750 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE 2020 · ONE DOLLAR · 1 OZ 999 SILVER ·
Silver Ounce 2020 True Love's Kiss 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Aries 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2020 ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Taurus 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2020 ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Gemini 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2020 ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Cancer 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2020 ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Leo 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2020 ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Capricorn 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2020 ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Aquarius 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2020 ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Pisces 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2020 ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Newborn Baby 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · 2 DOLLARS · NIUE ISLAND · 2020 ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Love is Precious - Birds of Paradise 3,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Happy Birthday 750 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE 2020 ELIZABETH II one dollar
Silver Ounce 2020 Celestial Animals - The Red Phoenix 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 2 DOLLARS 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Celestial Animals - The Yellow Snake 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 2 DOLLARS 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Mythical Creatures - Dragon 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · 2020 · NIUE ISLAND · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Mythical Creatures - Phoenix 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · 2020 · NIUE ISLAND · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Mythical Creatures - Griffin 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · 2020 · NIUE ISLAND · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Mythical Creatures - Harpy 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · 2020 · NIUE ISLAND · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Tyrannosaurus Rex 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Enchanting Orchid 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 French Trade Dollar 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II · NIUE ISLAND · ONE DOLLAR · 2020 ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Auspicious Cat - Blessing 3,888 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Auspicious Cat - Fortune 3,888 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Enchanting Shrub Althea 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Pac-Man, Coloured 4,000 Public Seal of Niue PUBLIC SEAL OF NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Star Wars - Stormtrooper 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2020
Showing 101 to 200 of 763 Coins.
Advertising
Buy Silver Coins Online
Buy Silver Coins Online
My Collection
Please sign up and/or log in.
You will then be able to manage your collection and record whether you have or want this coin.
Silver Ounce 2020 Auspicious Cat - Blessing: Details
CountryNiue
CurrencyNiue Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz), Popular Culture
Issued2020
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value2 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage3,888
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
Shape3D
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size25.49 x 38.23 mm
Mass31.1000 g
OCC IDLGVB-ELDC-KMMP-EMPX
Share or Bookmark this Page
Silver Ounce 2020 Auspicious Cat - Blessing: Photos
ImageDetails
Silver Ounce 2020 Auspicious Cat - Blessing: Photo Auspicious Cat - Blessing 1oz 999 Fine Silver Proof-Like Coin / thumbnail Auspicious Cat - Blessing 1oz 999 Fine Silver Proof-Like Coin
Copyright: Singapore Mint
Source
Silver Ounce 2020 Auspicious Cat - Blessing: Photo Auspicious Cat - Blessing 1oz 999 Fine Silver Proof-Like Coin / thumbnail Auspicious Cat - Blessing 1oz 999 Fine Silver Proof-Like Coin
Copyright: Singapore Mint
Source
Silver Ounce 2020 Auspicious Cat - Blessing: Photo Auspicious Cat - Blessing 1oz 999 Fine Silver Proof-Like Coin / thumbnail Auspicious Cat - Blessing 1oz 999 Fine Silver Proof-Like Coin
Copyright: Singapore Mint
Source