Silver Three Ounces 2022 Lord of the Rings - The Shire, Coin from Niue - detailed information

Silver Three Ounces 2022 Lord of the Rings - The Shire, Coin from Niue
CoinSilver Three Ounces 2022 Lord of the Rings - The Shire

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 a New Zealand Mint series dedicated to characters and themes from the Lord of the Rings books and films, and features The Shire.

The Mint says about it:
Limited to a production of only 1,000, this large diameter 3oz silver coin presents the beautiful Shire from The Lord of the rings. Hobbit-holes and the delightful rolling hills of the Shire are engraved onto the silver. A mirror-finish sky and an antique finish completes this unique design.

Created in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, the coin is made from .999 pure silver and is legal tender. The effigy of Queen Elizabeth II can be found on the obverse. It arrives nestled in velvet, inside a themed, modern and compact box. A Certificate of Authenticity is printed on the back of the box which also carries the coin’s unique number in the mintage.

MintNew Zealand Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage1,000
Obverse
Niue / Silver Three Ounces 2022 Lord of the Rings - The Shire - 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 Lord of the Rings - The Shire - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin features a hobbit-hole from The Shire, as described in The Lord of the Rings.

Around above, the copyright acknowledgement © & TM New Line Production Inc. (s22) followed by the precious metal content: 3 oz 999 Fine Silver (three troy ounces of 99.9% silver).

Reverse Inscription © & TM New Line Production Inc. (s22) 3 oz 999 Fine Silver
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: antique.
Packaging: in themed display box, with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Date of issue: 19 April 2022.
Issue price: US$ 299.00.

See also

Coins in the Lord of the Rings Classic series issued for Niue include:
- 1/4 oz Gold, Sauron, 2021
- 1 oz Silver Gold Plated, Sauron, 2021
- 1/4 oz Gold, Gandalf, 2021
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Gandalf, 2021
- 1/4 oz Gold, Frodo Baggins, 2021
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Frodo Baggins, 2021
- 1/4 oz Gold, Aragorn, 2021
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Aragorn, 2021
- 1/4 oz Gold, Legolas, 2021
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Legolas, 2021
- 1/4 oz Gold, Samwise Gamgee, 2021
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Samwise Gamgee, 2021
- 1/4 oz Gold, Gimli, 2022
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Gimli, 2022
- 1/4 Gold, Gollum, 2022
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Gollum, 2022
- 1/4 Gold, The Shire, 2022
- 3 oz Silver Antique, The Shire, 2022
- 1 oz Silver Antique, The Shire, 2022

Coins with a Lord of the Rings theme issued for Niue in 2022:
- 1/4 oz Gold, Gimli
- 1/4 oz Gold, Gollum
- 1/4 oz Gold, The Shire
- 3 oz Silver Antique, The Shire
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Gimli
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Gollum
- 1 oz Silver Antique, The Shire

All (12) coins of type: Silver Three Ounces (3 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Three Ounces 2019 Lü Bu 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE FIVE DOLLARS 2019 3oz Ag999
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
Silver Three Ounces 2022 Lord of the Rings - The Shire 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TEN DOLLARS 2022
Silver Three Ounces 2022 Star Wars - Millennium Falcon 3,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE FIVE DOLLARS 2022
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
Silver Three Ounces 2022 Pinocchio 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TEN DOLLARS 2022
Silver Three Ounces 2022 The Lion King 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TEN DOLLARS 2022
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Silver Three Ounces 2022 Lord of the Rings - The Shire: 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 Mintage1,000
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size55.000 mm
Mass93.300 g
OCC IDNXYD-ONZC-QALK-OVRB
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