Silver Ounce 2020 Celestial Animals - The Yellow Snake, Coin from Niue - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2020 Celestial Animals - The Yellow Snake, Coin from Niue
CoinSilver Ounce 2020 Celestial Animals - The Yellow Snake

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 popular characters from myths, legends and tales.

This coin is part of a New Zealand Mint series which celebrates the Celestial Animals of Feng Shui and features The Yellow Snake.

In the Chinese feng shui, each of the five elements is represented by a different animal, known as the Celestial Animals of Feng Shui. Each animal is associated with an element, direction and colour. The animals are said to have guarded their corresponding landscapes centuries ago. When the animals are used following the guidelines of feng shui, it is said to bring feelings of harmony and peace.

In the theory of the five elements, the colour yellow is associated with the element Earth, in the centre. The snake has affinity with this concept being an extremely receptive, sensible animal that stays alert perceiving what surrounds it.

MintNew Zealand Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage10,000
Obverse
Niue / Silver Ounce 2020 Celestial Animals - The Yellow Snake - 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 2 DOLLARS 2020.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II NIUE 2 DOLLARS 2020
Reverse
Niue / Silver Ounce 2020 Celestial Animals - The Yellow Snake - reverse photo

This reverse coin shows at its centre the celestial Yellow Snake from Chinese mythology.

The central circle is surrounded by ornamentation in traditional Chinese style.

Around below right, the precious metal content: 1 oz 999 Fine Silver (one ounce of 99.9% silver).

Reverse Inscription 1 oz 999 Fine Silver
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated.
Packaging: in individual capsule, or in sealed rolls of 20 coins.

See also

The coins in the Celestial Animals of Feng Shui series are:
- 1 oz Gold Proof, The Green Dragon 2019
- 1 oz Silver BU, The Green Dragon 2019
- 1 oz Gold Proof, The White Tiger 2019
- 1 oz Silver BU, The White Tiger 2019
- 1 oz Gold Proof, The Red Phoenix 2020
- 1 oz Silver BU, The Red Phoenix 2020
- 1 oz Gold Proof, The Yellow Snake 2020
- 1 oz Silver BU, The Yellow Snake 2020
- 1 oz Gold Proof, The Black Turtle 2021
- 1 oz Silver BU, The Black Turtle 2021

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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 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 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 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 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
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Silver Ounce 2020 Star Wars - Lando Calrissian 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Star Wars - Death Star 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2020
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Silver Ounce 2020 Back to the Future, Coloured 2,020 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Star Wars - A New Hope 1,977 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 2020 2 DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2020 Star Wars - The Empire Strikes Back, Poster 1,980 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 2020 2 DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2020 Star Wars - The Rise of Skywalker 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 2020 2 DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2020 Harry Potter - The Sorcerer's Stone 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 2020 2 DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2020 Harry Potter - The Chamber of Secrets 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 2020 2 DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2020 Harry Potter - The Prisoner of Azkaban 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 2020 2 DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2020 Harry Potter - The Goblet of Fire 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 2020 2 DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2020 Harry Potter - All I Want For Christmas 3,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2020
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Silver Ounce 2020 Harry Potter - Hogwarts Express 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Harry Potter - Hogwarts Castle 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Harry Potter - Albus Dumbledore 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Cinderella 70th Anniversary 1,950 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 2 DOLLARS 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Minions - Lunar Year of the Mouse 3,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2020
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Silver Ounce 2020 Disney Year of the Mouse - Prosperity 3,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2020
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Silver Ounce 2020 Disney Year of the Mouse - Happiness 3,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2020
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Silver Ounce 2020 Celestial Animals - The Yellow Snake: Details
CountryNiue
CurrencyNiue Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz), Mythical Characters
Issued2020
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value2 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage10,000
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size39.000 mm
Thickness2.980 mm
Mass31.100 g
OCC IDGAVP-EXAC-MMLP-OMDY
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