Silver Ounce 2021 Galaga, Coin from Niue - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2021 Galaga, Coin from Niue
CoinSilver Ounce 2021 Galaga

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 produced by APMEX marks 40 years of the classic arcade game Galaga.

Galaga is a space shooter and sequel to Galaxian, upon which many genre-defining enhancements were made. Players took control of Fighter, the special fighter spaceship at the bottom of the screen to face off against alien spaceships that appeared as a variety of sprites at the top of the screen and attacking down. Special boss units called Boss Galaga at the top of the enemy formation required two hits to destroy and could capture the player's fighter using a tractor beam. If the player then destroyed this boss unit the captured fighter would be released and the player would control two fighters on screen simultaneously!

With every new stage the enemy spaceships became faster and more aggressive leading to challenging game play. Galaga was released in 1981 to critical acclaim and is widely regarded as one of the classics of the arcade video game era.

MintAPMEX Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage10,140
Obverse
Niue / Silver Ounce 2021 Galaga - 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). Below the seal, the date of issue 2021.

The seal is surrounded by the depictions of two spaceships from the game. Above it, the inscription GALAGA1981.

In small letters around below, the precious metal content 1 oz .999 Ag (one troy ounce of 99.9% silver; Ag is abbreviated from Argentum, the Latin word for silver), followed by the copyright acknowledgement GALAGA™ & © BNEI and the face value Two Dollars.

Obverse Inscription PUBLIC SEAL OF NIUE 2021 Two Dollars
Reverse
Niue / Silver Ounce 2021 Galaga - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin shows at its centre the year when the game was released, 1981. Above that, the spaceship from the game.

Below, the logo Galaga™.

Reverse Inscription 1981 Galaga™
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated.
Packaging: in blister card (tamper-evident packaging - TEP - RF-welded plastic polymer case, 2 1/2" x 3 1/4"), or acrylic capsule, or 20 coins in mint tube.

Mintage comprised of 10,000 plain Brilliant Uncirculated coins and 140 proofs.

See also

There is also a gold ounce coin with the same design, and a coloured silver Galaga coin with a different design.

Silver Ounce 2021 Galaga: Known varieties
Variety In blister card
Mintage Issued: unknown
Details

Housed in tamper-evident packaging (TEP) - RF-welded plastic polymer case (2 1/2" x 3 1/4"), protecting the coin's finish along with included GALAGA™ style card.

Variety Proof
Images Niue / Silver Ounce 2021 Galaga / Proof - obverse photo Niue / Silver Ounce 2021 Galaga / Proof - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 140 (included in total)
Details

Issued in a themed round tin and illustrated shipper, with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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Silver Ounce 2021 Galaga: Details
CountryNiue
CurrencyNiue Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz), Bullion
Issued2021
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyPublic Seal of Niue
Face Value2 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage10,140
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size39.000 mm
Mass31.100 g
OCC IDDKLM-EMKC-MZWM-ENZB
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