Silver Ounce 2020 Mandalorian Mythosaur, Coin from Niue - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2020 Mandalorian Mythosaur, Coin from Niue
CoinSilver Ounce 2020 Mandalorian Mythosaur

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 coins under the authority of Niue. Most of these are commemorative and collector issues 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). Those issued at prices much higher than their bullion value are separately listed in the Non-Circulating Legal Tender (NCLT) silver ounce section of the site.

Unlike them, this coin is targeted at bullion investors and was initially released at a price close to the value of its precious metal content.

This coin is part of a New Zealand Mint series dedicated to characters from famous movies and features a Mandalorian Mythosaur from the Star Wars universe.

"The Mythosaur was a large and powerful dragon-like creature native to the Mandalorian homeworld of Mandalore in the Outer Rim. Upon the arrival of Mandalore the First, the Mythosaurs became a challenging target for early Mandalorians to test their battle skills. Eventually they were driven to extinction, but their ferocity and size has made them a key part of Mandalorian legends. Today, the symbolic representation of a Mythosaur skull is used as the official Mandalorian sigil."

MintNew Zealand Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage25,000
Obverse
Niue / Silver Ounce 2020 Mandalorian Mythosaur - obverse photo

The obverse features the "Public Seal of Niue" (it has to be noted that this is not the official seal...)

It has what looks like a plant arrangement at centre, within a double ornamental circle, itself surrounded by a circle of sea shells. This is crowned with St Edward's Crown (of the United Kingdom). Around above between the two, the inscription PUBLIC SEAL OF NIUE.

Below that, a ribbon carries the motto ATUA NIUE TUKULAGI on two lines, below which two crossed katoua (Niue fighting clubs).

Around above, the face value TWO DOLLARS. Around below, the date of issue 2020.

The design is "reverse frosted" - the fields are frosted while the design elements are polished.

Obverse Inscription TWO DOLLARS 2020 PUBLIC SEAL OF NIUE
Reverse
Niue / Silver Ounce 2020 Mandalorian Mythosaur - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin shows a sigil representing the skull of a Mandalorian Mythosau, as seen in The Mandalorian Show on Disney, and on coins in the game of Sabacc seen in the movie Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Around above right, the precious metal content: 1 oz 999 Fine Silver (one ounce of 99.9% silver) and copyright acknowledgement: © & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd.

The design is "reverse frosted" - the fields are frosted while the design elements are polished.

Reverse Inscription 1 oz 999 Fine Silver © & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd.
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: bullion (Brilliant Uncirculated).
Packaging: loose, or in tubes of 20, or themed monster box of 200.

See also

There is also a gold one-ounce coin with the same design.

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Silver Ounce 2020 Boba Fett 100,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2020
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Silver Ounce 2020 Mandalorian Mythosaur: Details
CountryNiue
CurrencyNiue Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz), Bullion
Issued2020
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyPublic Seal of Niue
Face Value2 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage25,000
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size39.000 mm
Thickness2.980 mm
Mass31.100 g
OCC IDBYNK-ODDC-GVYX-OPQM
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