Silver Ounce 2020 Mythical Creatures - Griffin, Coin from Niue - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2020 Mythical Creatures - Griffin, Coin from Niue
CoinSilver Ounce 2020 Mythical Creatures - Griffin

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 the Mythical Creatures series of premium bullion coins by the Czech Mint and features the legendary Griffin.

The earliest mention of griffins - hybrids of eagles and lions - dates back to the third millennium BC and comes from Mesopotamia. These noble beings served symbolically as guardians of the city gates. Legend says that if the griffin settles once, no one can drive it out. Therefore it has become the embodiment of tenacity, immunity, perseverance, and determination to defend its home.

Also in Christian mythology, the griffin is a guardian, however, it guards divine power instead of treasures and possessions. Its avian and mammalian features express the dual nature of Jesus Christ - divine and human - and it is also a symbol of the resurrection.

The reverse design is by Mária Filová; the obverse is by Asamat Baltaev - who also designed the reverses of some coins in the series.

MintCzech Mint Mint MarkMonogram ČM Total Mintage1,000
Obverse
Niue / Silver Ounce 2020 Mythical Creatures - Griffin - 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 tiny 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 · 2020 · NIUE ISLAND · 2 DOLLARS ·.

To the left of the portrait, the mint mark of the Czech Mint - a crowned monogram of the letters ČM (Česká mincovna).

The legend is in a style reminiscent of Ancient Greek script. The rim around the inscription is wide and is decorated with a Hellenic (Ancient Greek) geometric pattern.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · 2020 · NIUE ISLAND · 2 DOLLARS ·
Reverse
Niue / Silver Ounce 2020 Mythical Creatures - Griffin - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin shows a mythical griffin with an eagle's head, neck, wings and claws and a lion's torso, hind legs and tail.

To its right, the monogram FM of the designer, Mária Filová.

Around below, the inscription GRIFFIN. The inscription is in a style reminiscent of Ancient Greek script. The rim around the inscription is wide and is decorated with an Ancient Greek geometric pattern.

Reverse Inscription GRIFFIN
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof.
Packaging: in protective capsule and white cardboard of black leather case, with Certificate of Authenticity in Czech, Slovak and English.
Czech Mint Product Code: 75685-711
Date of issue: July 2020
Issue price: 1,690 CZK, 63.50 EUR

See also

Coins in the Mythical Creatures series include:
- 1/10 oz Gold, Dragon 2020
- 1 oz Silver, Dragon 2020
- 1/10 oz Gold, Phoenix 2020
- 1 oz Silver, Phoenix 2020
- 1/10 oz Gold, Griffin 2020
- 1 oz Silver, Griffin 2020
- 1/10 oz Gold, Harpy 2020
- 1 oz Silver, Harpy 2020
- 1/10 oz Gold, Hydra 2021
- 1 oz Silver, Hydra 2021
- 1/10 oz Gold, Unicorn 2021
- 1 oz Silver, Unicorn 2021
- 1/10 oz Gold, Cerberus 2021
- 1 oz Silver, Cerberus 2021

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Silver Ounce 2020 Mythical Creatures - Griffin: 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 Mintage1,000
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerMária Filová
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size37.000 mm
Mass31.100 g
OCC IDLBRP-ERRC-ZKXN-EMNY
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