Silver Three Ounces 2022 Pinocchio, Coin from Niue - detailed information

Silver Three Ounces 2022 Pinocchio, Coin from Niue
CoinSilver Three Ounces 2022 Pinocchio

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).

The Pinocchio coin is part of an extensive New Zealand Mint series featuring Disney characters.

The Mint says about it:
The 1940 Disney cinema masterpiece Pinocchio is immortalised on this large 3oz pure silver coin! The film had its world premiere in New York on 7 February 1940 and has been described as the most beautifully realised and technically perfect of all the Disney animated movies. The coin features a coloured image of Pinocchio and Geppetto along with a montage of stills from the movie on an engraved silver film roll.

Each coin is placed in a high-quality box, which features a delightful image of Pinocchio with Jiminy Cricket. Once open, the coin pops out of the black velvet encasing it. The Certificate of Authenticity can be found on the back of the box, which confirms the coin as legal tender. Therefore, it also has a mintage - which in this case has been set at just 2,000 coins.

MintNew Zealand Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage2,000
Obverse
Niue / Silver Three Ounces 2022 Pinocchio - 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 tiny 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 NIUE TEN DOLLARS 2022.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II NIUE TEN DOLLARS 2022
Reverse
Niue / Silver Three Ounces 2022 Pinocchio - reverse photo

The reverse design is coloured and shows the scene from the 1940 film Pinocchio where Geppetto is finishing his work on the marionette. On a film reel below can be seen other scenes from the film.

Around above left, the precious metal content: 3 oz 999 Fine Silver (three troy ounces of 99.9% silver) followed by the copyright acknowledgement © Disney.

Reverse Inscription 3 oz 999 Fine Silver © Disney
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof, coloured.
Packaging: in display box, with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Date of issue: 8 April 2022.
Issue price: US$ 299.00

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Silver Three Ounces 2020 Zhang Fei 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE FIVE DOLLARS 2020 3oz Ag999
Silver Three Ounces 2021 Dian Wei 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE FIVE DOLLARS 2021 3oz Ag999
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Silver Three Ounces 2022 Star Wars - Han Solo in Carbonite 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TEN DOLLARS 2022
Silver Three Ounces 2022 Star Wars - Battle of Hoth 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TEN DOLLARS 2022
Silver Three Ounces 2022 Star Wars - Darth Vader 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TEN DOLLARS 2022
Silver Three Ounces 2022 Superman Classic 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TEN DOLLARS 2022
Silver Three Ounces 2022 The Flash Classic 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TEN DOLLARS 2022
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Silver Three Ounces 2022 Pinocchio: Details
CountryNiue
CurrencyNiue Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Three Ounces (3 oz)
Issued2022
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value10 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage2,000
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size60.000 mm
Mass93.300 g
OCC IDQRAP-EBNC-XQAV-EYJD
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