Silver Ounce 2021 Lord of the Rings - Legolas, Coin from Niue - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2021 Lord of the Rings - Legolas, Coin from Niue
CoinSilver Ounce 2021 Lord of the Rings - Legolas

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 famous famous movie characters.

This coin is part of a New Zealand Mint series dedicated to characters from the Lord of the Rings books and films, and features Legolas.

The Mint says about it:
This 1oz silver coin shows Legolas, a loyal member of the Fellowship of the Ring. On one side we celebrate his skilled horsemanship with a coloured image of Legolas astride his trusty steed Arod as they wait for the battle to commence. The engraved background features his battle compatriots.

The legal tender status of the coin is confirmed by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II effigy on the obverse side. The coin arrives in a display-ready, quality coin case, which is placed inside a themed box showing the full-colour version of the coin image on the base. A Certificate of Authenticity is included showing the coin’s unique serial number and guaranteeing the pure quality of the silver.

MintNew Zealand Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage3,000
Obverse
Niue / Silver Ounce 2021 Lord of the Rings - Legolas - 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 2021.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2021
Reverse
Niue / Silver Ounce 2021 Lord of the Rings - Legolas - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin shows Legolas, a character from The Lord of the Rings saga, riding into battle; his image is in full colour. In the background, more mounted warriors.

Around right, the copyright acknowledgement © & TM New Line Production Inc. (s21) followed by the precious metal content: 1 oz 999 Fine Silver (one troy ounce of 99.9% silver).

Reverse Inscription © & TM New Line Production Inc. (s21) 1 oz 999 Fine Silver
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof, coloured.
Packaging: in themed wooden display box, with numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Date of issue: 7 October 2021.
Issue price: US$ 109.00.

See also

Coins in the Lord of the Rings Classic series issued for Niue include:
- 1/4 oz Gold, Sauron, 2021
- 1 oz Silver Gold Plated, Sauron, 2021
- 1/4 oz Gold, Gandalf, 2021
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Gandalf, 2021
- 1/4 oz Gold, Frodo Baggins, 2021
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Frodo Baggins, 2021
- 1/4 oz Gold, Aragorn, 2021
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Aragorn, 2021
- 1/4 oz Gold, Legolas, 2021
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Legolas, 2021
- 1/4 oz Gold, Samwise Gamgee, 2021
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Samwise Gamgee, 2021
- 1/4 oz Gold, Gimli, 2022
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Gimli, 2022
- 1/4 Gold, Gollum, 2022
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Gollum, 2022
- 1/4 Gold, The Shire, 2022
- 3 oz Silver Antique, The Shire, 2022
- 1 oz Silver Antique, The Shire, 2022

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Silver Ounce 2021 Lord of the Rings - Legolas: Details
CountryNiue
CurrencyNiue Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz), Movie Characters
Issued2021
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value2 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage3,000
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size40.000 mm
Mass31.100 g
OCC IDRNAZ-OGWC-BBLA-OXJL
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