Silver Ounce 2020 Tree of Life, Coin from Niue - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2020 Tree of Life, Coin from Niue
CoinSilver Ounce 2020 Tree of Life

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 the Truth Coin Series, produced by SD Bullion since 2018 and struck by Sunshine Minting, consisting of a Roaring Lion of Judah design and a Tree of Life design. The micro-graved "Truth" on the coins changes every year, with each year having its own unique scripture featured on the coin. The Roaring Lion is released earlier in the year compared to the Tree of Life and features the first half the Truth with the Tree of Life featuring the second half of the Truth. In addition, the coins of the Truth Coin Series contain high-level features that protect against the production of counterfeits.

The reverse features the Tree of Life with this year's micro-engraved truth on the lower left branch. You may need to use a magnification tool such as a coin loupe to see the truth which reads "FOR THE CAUSE OF TRUTH AND MEEKNESS AND RIGHTEOUSNESS". There is an inscription below the tree that reads יהוה‎ - Hebrew for Yahweh - The Memorial Name of the One Who Gives True Life.

MintSunshine Minting Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage50,000
Obverse
Niue / Silver Ounce 2020 Tree of Life - 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 NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2020.

The background is patterned with thin lines radiating from the centre.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2020
Reverse
Niue / Silver Ounce 2020 Tree of Life - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin depicts the Tree of Life. In the Book of Genesis, the tree of life is described as being "in the midst of the Garden of Eden" with the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. After the fall of man, "lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever", cherubim and a flaming sword were placed at the east end of the Garden to guard the way to the tree of life.

Along the lower left branch of the tree, a micro-engraved inscription reads "FOR THE CAUSE OF TRUTH AND MEEKNESS AND RIGHTEOUSNESS.

Below the tree, the inscription יהוה‎ (Yahweh, God's name in Hebrew).

Around right, the precious metal content: ONE TROY OUNCE .9999 FINE SILVER.

The background is patterned with thin curved lines.

Reverse Inscription יהוה‎ ONE TROY OUNCE .9999 FINE SILVER
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated
Packaging: 20 coins in tube or 500 in monster box.

All (39) coins of type: Silver Ounce (1 oz), Bullion
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Ounce 2014 Hawksbill Turtle unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2014
Silver Ounce 2015 Hawksbill Turtle unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2015
Silver Ounce 2016 Hawksbill Turtle unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2016
Silver Ounce 2017 Athenian Owl unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2017
Silver Ounce 2017 Hawksbill Turtle unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2017
Silver Ounce 2017 African Lion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2017
Silver Ounce 2017 Darth Vader 250,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2017
Silver Ounce 2018 Hawksbill Turtle unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2018
Silver Ounce 2018 Athenian Owl unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2018
Silver Ounce 2018 Roaring Lion of Judah 50,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2018
Silver Ounce 2018 Darth Vader 250,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2018
Silver Ounce 2018 Stormtrooper 250,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2018
Silver Ounce 2019 Hawksbill Turtle unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2019
Silver Ounce 2019 Athenian Owl unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2019
Silver Ounce 2019 Roaring Lion of Judah 50,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2019
Silver Ounce 2019 Darth Vader 100,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2019
Silver Ounce 2019 Clone Trooper 250,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2019
Silver Ounce 2019 Year of the Pig - Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2019
Silver Ounce 2020 Athenian Owl unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Roaring Lion of Judah 50,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Tree of Life 50,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Hawksbill Turtle unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Darth Vader 100,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Boba Fett 100,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Mandalorian Mythosaur 25,000 Public Seal of Niue TWO DOLLARS 2020 PUBLIC SEAL OF NIUE
Silver Ounce 2020 Year of the Rat - Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Jurassic Park 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Back to the Future 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2020
Silver Ounce 2021 Athenian Owl unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2021
Silver Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox - Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2021
Silver Ounce 2021 Hawksbill Turtle unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2021
Silver Ounce 2021 Roaring Lion of Judah 150,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2021
Silver Ounce 2021 Czech Lion 9,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE ISLAND · 2 DOLLARS · 2021
Silver Ounce 2021 Batman 15,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2021
Silver Ounce 2021 Wonder Woman 15,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2021
Silver Ounce 2021 Millennium Falcon 100,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2021
Silver Ounce 2021 Galactic Empire 25,000 Public Seal of Niue TWO DOLLARS 2021 PUBLIC SEAL OF NIUE
Silver Ounce 2021 Mandalorian - Beskar Bar 50,000 Public Seal of Niue TWO DOLLARS 2021 PUBLIC SEAL OF NIUE 1 TROY OZ 999 FINE SILVER
Silver Ounce 2021 Pirates of the Caribbean - The Black Pearl 15,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2021
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Silver Ounce 2020 Tree of Life: Details
CountryNiue
CurrencyNiue Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz), Bullion
Issued2020
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value2 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage50,000
Mintage Limit50,000
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size39.000 mm
Mass31.100 g
OCC IDGAVP-EXAC-LQKM-OMDY
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