Silver Ounce 2022 Discovery of America - Leif Eriksson, Coin from Niue - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2022 Discovery of America - Leif Eriksson, Coin from Niue
CoinSilver Ounce 2022 Discovery of America - Leif Eriksson

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).

This silver one-ounce coin is part of the Discovery of America mini series by the Czech Mint, and features Leif Eriksson.

The Mint says about it:
The coin commemorates the adventures of the Viking sailor Leif Eriksson. The legendary Vikings were not only fierce raiders who ruthlessly plundered Europe, but also experienced sailors who mastered the wild element enough to set out for a journey into the unexplored west. They settled the smaller archipelagos - the Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland in the 8th century, they conquered Iceland in the 9th century, and they ventured further afield in the 10th century.

The Northerners then confirmed their violent nature, as the era of their revolutionary discoveries was kick-started by murder. A man named Thorvald was banished from Norway for manslaughter and settled in Iceland, where he started a family. Like father like son - his son Erik Thorvaldsson, nicknamed the Red, committed a double murder. He was able to redeem himself from this grave sin with a three-year exile, but where to go from the last outpost of the Viking world? Erik remembered the story of a sailor who, after a storm had driven him far from the shores of Iceland, saw the outlines of a strange land. As an outlaw, he had no choice but to venture into the unknown. After a 700-kilometre voyage westwards, he did indeed discover a new island - today's Greenland, where the climate was pleasantly mild at the time.

Three sons accompanied Erik into exile. Impressed by their father's voyage of discovery, they decided to follow in his footsteps. The second-born, Leif Eriksson, was impressed by the merchant's story of how he had sailed to Greenland and how a storm had carried him to the south-west, where he saw an unexplored coastline. The fearless Leif, who was more at home at sea than on land, did not hesitate, bought a ship and set off on a 400-kilometre voyage to meet the adventure around the year 1000. At the end of it, he became the first European to reach America. The Vikings were surprised by the richness of the local countryside, with its abundance of game, land for cultivation and grazing for cattle. They established a settlement, made many more expeditions, and clashed with the Indians, but their incredible discovery of the New World has now been almost forgotten.

MintCzech Mint Mint MarkMonogram ČM Total Mintage1,000
Obverse
Niue / Silver Ounce 2022 Discovery of America - Leif Eriksson - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin shows a map of North America and South America, surrounded by waves.

In a small circle on the left, 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).

Below the portrait and on the left, the mint mark of the Czech Mint - a crowned monogram of the letters ČM (Česká mincovna).

Around above right, the monarch's legend and the the date of issue: ELIZABETH II - NIUE ISLAND - 2022 -. Around below right, facing in the opposite direction, the face value 2 DOLLARS.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II - NIUE ISLAND - 2022 - 2 DOLLARS
Reverse
Niue / Silver Ounce 2022 Discovery of America - Leif Eriksson - reverse photo

The reverse design shows a profile portrait of Leif Eriksson. The coin's surface is filled with waves on which two Viking drakkars are cradled. The waves surrounding North and South America can also be found on the obverse side, which is common to the entire series of discovery coins.

Around above left, the inscription OBJEVENÍ AMERIKY (Discovery of America), followed by the designer's monogram. Around below, LEIF ERIKSSON.

Reverse Inscription OBJEVENÍ AMERIKY LEIF ERIKSSON
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof.
Packaging: in presentation box with illustrated booklet and a Certificate of Authenticity.
Czech Mint Product Code: 76085-711
Collection: Discovery of America
Date of issue: February 2022
Issue price: 1,890 CZK, 76.00 EUR

See also

Coins in the Discovery of America series issued for Niue include:
- 1/4 oz Gold, Leif Eriksson, 2022
- 1 oz Silver, Leif Eriksson, 2022

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Silver Ounce 2022 Discovery of America - Leif Eriksson: Details
CountryNiue
CurrencyNiue Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2022
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value2 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage1,000
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerPetr Horák
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size37.000 mm
Mass31.100 g
OCC IDNXYD-ENZC-QYJY-EVRB
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