Silver Ounce 2021 Mythical Creatures - Hydra, Coin from Niue - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2021 Mythical Creatures - Hydra, Coin from Niue
CoinSilver Ounce 2021 Mythical Creatures - Hydra

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 Hydra.

The Mint says about it:
The fifth silver coin from the collector's series Mythical Creatures of the Czech Mint represents a hydra. According to Greek mythology, the parents of the Lernaean Hydra were the giant Typhon and Echidna, who was half female and half snake. The venomous snake monster had countless heads, and when it lost one, two new ones suddenly sprouted in its place. No wonder its killing became the second of the twelve impossible tasks that King Eurystheus assigned to the legendary Heracles.

This demigod also needed help in the fight. The goddess of wisdom Athena advised him to use incendiary arrows to lure the hydra out of hiding place. Heracles' nephew Iolaus then set fire to the surrounding forest and handed his uncle burning branches, because no new head had grown on the site of the burnt head. However, the monster was still alive - its last severed head was immortal, so Heracles hid her under the stone where she sleeps to this day... Therefore, the name of the hydra has become synonymous with the endless struggle with evil.

MintCzech Mint Mint MarkMonogram ČM Total Mintage1,000
Obverse
Niue / Silver Ounce 2021 Mythical Creatures - Hydra - 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 small 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 · 2021 · 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 · 2021 · NIUE ISLAND · 2 DOLLARS ·
Reverse
Niue / Silver Ounce 2021 Mythical Creatures - Hydra - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin shows the mythical seven-headed Hydra.

Below right, the monogram of the designer, Asamat Baltaev.

Below, the inscription HYDRA. 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 HYDRA
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof.
Packaging: in protective capsule and black leather case, with Certificate of Authenticity in Czech, Slovak and English.
Czech Mint Product Code: 75771-711
Date of issue: March 2021
Issue price: 1,690 CZK, 66.00 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
- 1/10 oz Gold, Centaur 2021
- 1 oz Silver, Centaur 2021
- 1/10 oz Gold, Minotaur 2022
- 1 oz Silver, Minotaur 2022
- 1/10 oz Gold, Sphinx 2022
- 1 oz Silver, Sphinx 2022
- 1/10 oz Gold, Pegasus 2022
- 1 oz Silver, Pegasus 2022

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Silver Ounce 2021 Mythical Creatures - Hydra: Details
CountryNiue
CurrencyNiue Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz), Mythical Characters
Issued2021
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value2 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage1,000
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerAsamat Baltaev
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size37.000 mm
Mass31.100 g
OCC IDANMQ-EPYC-WDKL-OJYG
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