Silver Ounce 2020 Solar System - Mercury, Coin from Niue - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2020 Solar System - Mercury, Coin from Niue
CoinSilver Ounce 2020 Solar System - Mercury

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).

This coin is part of the Solar System series of coloured proofs and features the planet Mercury.

The Mint says about it:
Mercury is the first and the smallest planet in the solar system. It is not much larger than the Moon and resembles its surface that is scarred by thousands of craters. Its atmosphere is thin, and even though Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun, heat is rapidly escaping from its surface. It is very cold there after dark. While the temperature can rise up to 430°C on the hemisphere facing the Sun, the reverse hemisphere is freezing to -180°C. Mercury orbits an ellipse that is highly eccentric. Its years are short and do not even last two Mercury days. Therefore, the planet bears the name of the messenger of the Roman gods.

The reverse side of the coin, which was designed by the authors Asamat Baltaev, DiS. and Jiří Hanuš, DiS., presents a colourised depiction of Mercury.. Photographs or computer graphics were not used as a template for colouring - the medal makers created original watercolour paintings. The obverse side of the coin, designed by Asamat Baltaev, is dedicated to the depiction of the entire solar system and presents astronomical symbols of individual planets.

The coin surface is characterised by a special treatment - a combination of proofing, sandblasting and laser treatment of the dies resulted in a new effect, which we called "moon dust".

MintCzech Mint Mint MarkMonogram ČM Total Mintage800
Obverse
Niue / Silver Ounce 2020 Solar System - Mercury - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin shows in the upper left part 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).

The rest of the surface shows a view of the Solar System, with planetary orbits, along which eight planets are seen, each marked with its astronomical symbol.

Concentric with these lines, the monarch's legend NIUE ISLAND ELIZABETH II, the date of issue 2020 and the face value 1 DOLLAR.

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

Obverse Inscription NIUE ISLAND ELIZABETH II 2020 1 DOLLAR
Reverse
Niue / Silver Ounce 2020 Solar System - Mercury - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin is coloured and shows the planet Mercury in the foreground, with the Sun surrounded by the orbits of planets in the solar system in the background.

Above left, the inscription MERCURIUS (the Latin name of Mercury). Below the planet and on the right, the monograms of the two reverse designers, Asamat Baltaev and Jiří Hanuš.

Reverse Inscription MERCURIUS
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof, coloured, selectively frosted
Packaging: in silver paper case, with Certificate of Authenticity in Czech, Slovak and English.
Date of issue: April 2020
Issue price: 1,740 CZK, 65 EUR
Collection: Solar System
Product Code: 75623-711

See also

Coins in the Solar System series include:
- 1 oz Silver Proof Coloured, The Sun, 2019
- 1 oz Silver Proof Coloured, Mercury, 2020
- 1 oz Silver Proof Coloured, Venus, 2020
- 1 oz Silver Proof Coloured, Earth, 2019
- 1 oz Silver Proof Coloured, Moon, 2019
- 1 oz Silver Proof Coloured, Mars, 2020
- 1 oz Silver Proof Coloured, Jupiter, 2020
- 1 oz Silver Proof Coloured, Saturn, 2021
- 1 oz Silver Proof Coloured, Uranus, 2021
- 1 oz Silver Proof Coloured, Neptune, 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 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 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 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 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
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
Silver Ounce 2020 Star Wars - Death Trooper 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Star Wars - Clone Trooper 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Star Wars - Praetorian Guard 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Star Wars Season's Greetings - Sithmas 3,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2020
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
Silver Ounce 2020 Star Wars - The Empire Strikes Back 1,980 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2020
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 Prisoner of Azkaban 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 Goblet of Fire 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 2020 2 DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2020 Harry Potter 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Hogwarts Express 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Hogwarts Castle 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 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
Silver Ounce 2020 Minions - Happy Birthday 3,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Winnie the Pooh 3,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Pooh and Tigger 3,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Disney Year of the Mouse - Good Fortune 3,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Disney Year of the Mouse - Prosperity 3,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Disney Year of the Mouse - Longevity 3,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Disney Year of the Mouse - Happiness 3,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Disney Princess - Aurora 3,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Disney Princess - Rapunzel 3,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2020
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Silver Ounce 2020 The Dozing Sorcerer's Apprentice 1,940 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2021
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Silver Ounce 2020 Batman - Robin 1,966 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2020
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CountryNiue
CurrencyNiue Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2020
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage800
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerAsamat Baltaev, Jiří Hanuš
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size37.000 mm
Mass31.100 g
OCC IDANMQ-OPYC-QVJQ-EJYG
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