Silver Ounce 2022 Chibi - Mt. Rushmore Presidents: George Washington, Coin from Niue - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2022 Chibi - Mt. Rushmore Presidents: George Washington, Coin from Niue
CoinSilver Ounce 2022 Chibi - Mt. Rushmore Presidents: George Washington

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 movie characters. Some are also in innovative shapes, such as "Chibi".

Chibi (ちび or チビ) is a Japanese slang word describing something short (a thing, an animal or a person). The term is widely used to describe a specific style of caricature where characters are drawn in an exaggerated way: small and chubby, with stubby limbs and oversized heads. Coins of this type look like cartoon characters and have their corresponding shape; they are also very thick for their size.

The Mint says about this coin:
This handsomely illustrated coin is coloured and shaped to resemble America’s founding father as Chibi art. On the obverse side is the Ian Rank Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, to confirm it as legal tender.

A large window in the themed packaging allows you to show off your rare memento. But if you want a close-up look, you can do so worry-free as the coin is secured in an acrylic capsule. A Certificate of Authenticity and the coin’s unique serial number in the limited mintage of 2,000 coins are printed on the box.

MintNew Zealand Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage2,000
Obverse
Niue / Silver Ounce 2022 Chibi - Mt. Rushmore Presidents: George Washington - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin shows at its centre 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).

Above the effigy is the monarch's legend, on two lines separated by a horizontal line: ELIZABETH II NIUE. Below the effigy, also on two lines separated by a horizontal line, the date of issue and the face value: 2022 2 DOLLARS.

In the lower part, the precious metal content: 1 oz 999 Fine Silver (one ounce of 99.9% silver).

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II NIUE 2022 2 DOLLARS
Reverse
Niue / Silver Ounce 2022 Chibi - Mt. Rushmore Presidents: George Washington - reverse photo

The reverse is coloured, in Chibi cartoon style, and represents American president George Washington.

There is no inscription.

Reverse Inscription (none)
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof, coloured.
Packaging: themed box, with numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Date of issue: 26 July 2022.
Issue price: US$ 99.00

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Silver Ounce 2022 Chibi - Mt. Rushmore Presidents: George Washington: Details
CountryNiue
CurrencyNiue Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz), Chibi
Issued2022
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value2 (x Unsorted)
Total Mintage2,000
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologySmartminting
ShapeIrregular
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size30.54 - 36 mm
Mass31.100 g
OCC IDNXYD-ONZC-XWNW-OVRB
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