Silver Three Ounces 2021 Chinese Warriors - Dian Wei, Coin from Niue - detailed information

Silver Three Ounces 2021 Chinese Warriors - Dian Wei, Coin from Niue
CoinSilver Three Ounces 2021 Chinese Warriors - Dian Wei

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 Dian Wei - a general serving under the warlord Cao Cao in the late Eastern Han dynasty of China. He was famous for his enormous strength and for being loyal, prudent and trustworthy.

MintMint XXI Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage 500
Obverse
Niue / Silver Three Ounces 2021 Chinese Warriors - Dian Wei - 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 is 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 2021 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 2021 3oz Ag999
Reverse
Niue / Silver Three Ounces 2021 Chinese Warriors - Dian Wei - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin portrays Dian Wei, a Chinese general from the 2nd century AD. He is shown as a robustly built fighter. In his arms, he holds twin halberds, each weighing according to legend over 20 kilograms.

On the right, the inscription Dian Wei, below which the same in Chinese, 典韋.

Reverse Inscription Dian Wei 典韋
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 2021 Chinese Warriors - Dian Wei: Details
CountryNiue
CurrencyNiue Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Three Ounces (3 oz)
Issued2021
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)
Size55.0000 mm
Mass93.3000 g
OCC IDNXYD-ONZC-QYKZ-OVRB
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