Silver Three Ounces 2020 Zhang Fei, Coin from Niue - detailed information

Silver Three Ounces 2020 Zhang Fei, Coin from Niue
CoinSilver Three Ounces 2020 Zhang Fei

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, or are based on the troy ounce - for example, three ounces of silver (abbreviated as 3 oz Ag, where "Ag" comes from the Latin word for silver, Argentum).

This coin is part of the “Warriors of Ancient China” series, and is dedicated to one of the most powerful warriors in ancient China Zhang Fei.

Zhang Fei was a Chinese military general who fought for the restoration of the Eastern Han Dynasty. Together with Guan Yu, he served under the warlord Liu Bei in the late Eastern Han dynasty and early Three Kingdoms period. He took the pledge of brotherhood with Liu Bei and Guan Yu and together they made several notable achievements during the Yellow Turbans Uprising. Zhang Fei was famous for being an exceedingly loyal and formidable warrior. He was faithful to his Warlord until his death. His weapon was called a “1.8 zhang long serpent spear” because its head was shaped like a serpent. We can see a great depiction of this weapon on the coin.

MintMint XXI Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage500
Obverse
Niue / Silver Three Ounces 2020 Zhang Fei - obverse photo

The obverse of the coins 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.

Normally, the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley) are below the portrait when it used; however, they are not displayed here.

Around the effigy is the monarch's legend, the date of issue and the value: ELIZABETH II NIUE FIVE DOLLARS 2020 3oz Ag999; the inscription also includes the metal content - three troy ounces of 99.9% silver.

The effigy and text are in a small circle on the left. The rest of the surface represents a curled Chinese dragon behind three crossed swords.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II NIUE FIVE DOLLARS 2020 3oz Ag999
Reverse
Niue / Silver Three Ounces 2020 Zhang Fei - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin portrays Zhang Fei, a Chinese general from the 3rd century AD. He is shown on horseback, wielding his famous spear with a curved head.

On the right, his name in Chinese: 张飞, below which the same in English, Zhang Fei.

Reverse Inscription 张飞 Zhang Fei
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: antique, coloured, Ultra High Relief.
Packaging: in presentation box, with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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Silver Three Ounces 2022 Star Wars - Darth Vader 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TEN DOLLARS 2022
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Silver Three Ounces 2020 Zhang Fei: Details
CountryNiue
CurrencyNiue Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Three Ounces (3 oz)
Issued2020
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value5 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage500
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size55.000 mm
Mass93.300 g
OCC IDBVYX-EWRC-XBPN-OJZN
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