Silver Two Ounces 2015 The Pale Horse, Coin from Niue - detailed information

Silver Two Ounces 2015 The Pale Horse, Coin from Niue
CoinSilver Two Ounces 2015 The Pale Horse

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 - for example, two ounces of silver (abbreviated as 2 oz Ag, where "Ag" comes from the Latin word for silver, Argentum). Many of these features characters and themes from legends, mythology or religion, such as this one.

This coin is part of the Biblical Series by Scottsdale Mint and features The Pale Horseman of the Apocalypse. The designs of the series are based on Bible illustrations in Romanticism style by the famous French artist Gustave Doré (1832 - 1883).

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (usually referred to as the Four Horsemen) are figures in Christian faith, appearing in the New Testament's final book, Revelation, an apocalypse written by John of Patmos, as well as in the Old Testament's prophetic Book of Zechariah, and in the Book of Ezekiel, where they are named as punishments from God. Revelation 6 tells of a book/scroll in God's right hand that is sealed with seven seals. The Lamb of God/Lion of Judah opens the first four of the seven seals, which summons four beings that ride out on white, red, black, and pale horses. To Zechariah, they are described as "the ones whom the Lord has sent to patrol the earth" causing it to rest quietly. Ezekiel lists them as "sword, famine, wild beasts, and plague."

In John's revelation, the first horseman is on a white horse, carrying a bow, and given a crown, riding forward as a figure of Conquest, perhaps invoking Pestilence, Christ, or the Antichrist. The second carries a sword and rides a red horse and is the creator of War. The third is a food merchant riding upon a black horse, symbolizing Famine. The fourth and final horse is pale green, and upon it rides Death accompanied by Hades. "They were given authority over a quarter of the earth, to kill with sword, famine, and plague, and by means of the beasts of the earth."

The Christian apocalyptic vision is that the Four Horsemen are to set a divine end time upon the world as harbingers of the Last Judgment.

The coin has a Proof-Antiqued finish and comes in a Bible Gift Box, with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity with the number matching the serial number inscribed on the edge of the coin. The designs on both sides are "rimless" (there is no border around them, so the design can extend to the edge of the coin).

MintScottsdale Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage1,499
Obverse
Niue / Silver Two Ounces 2015 The Pale Horse - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin shows at its centre the crowned bust of Queen Elizabeth II wearing a pearl necklace, facing right (her effigy known as the "Third Portrait", by Raphael David Maklouf).

The designer's initials are usually incuse in tiny letters on the neck truncation when this portrait is used, but they are not displayed here.

Around above, the monarch's legend: QUEEN ELIZABETH II. Around left, the country name and the face value: NIUE TWO DOLLARS. Around right, the precious metal content: 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER (two ounces of 99.9% silver).

Around below, the date of issue 2015.

Obverse Inscription NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2015
Reverse
Niue / Silver Two Ounces 2015 The Pale Horse - reverse photo

The Lamb of God opens the seven seals of a book "written within and on the backside". After the opening of the fourth seal, Death rides into the world on a pale horse. He is the fourth knight of the apocalypse, carrying a scythe. Hell follows him - depicted as demonic shades behind the horseman.

The design is based on Gustave Doré's 1865 engraving "Death on the Pale Horse".

Around below, the inscription reads: THE PALE HORSE.

Reverse Inscription THE PALE HORSE
EdgePlain, inscribedEdge Inscription[serial number]
See also

Coins in the Biblical Series include:
- 2 oz Silver, Adam and Eve, 2016
- 2 oz Silver, The Death of Abel, 2017
- 2 oz Silver, Jacob Wrestles the Angel, 2017
- 2 oz Silver, Noah's Dove, 2018
- 2 oz Silver, Samson Slays the Lion, 2019
- 2 oz Silver, Moses on the Nile, 2019
- 2 oz Silver, Exodus, 2015
- 2 oz Silver, The Firstborn Slain, 2019
- 2 oz Silver, The Ten Commandments, 2015
- 2 oz Silver, Chariot of Fire, 2018
- 2 oz Silver, David and Goliath, 2015
- 2 oz Silver, Ezekiel's Vision, 2016
- 2 oz Silver, The Fiery Furnace, 2020
- 2 oz Silver, Daniel in the Lion's Den, 2016
- 2 oz Silver, Birth of Jesus, 2016
- 2 oz Silver, The Three Wise Men, 2017
- 2 oz Silver, Baptism of Jesus, 2017
- 2 oz Silver, Temptation of Jesus, 2018
- 2 oz Silver, John the Baptist, 2018
- 2 oz Silver, The Good Samaritan, 2016
- 2 oz Silver, Cast the First Stone, 2019
- 2 oz Silver, Jesus Calms the Sea, 2017
- 2 oz Silver, Jesus Walking on the Sea, 2020
- 2 oz Silver, Resurrection of Lazarus, 2020
- 2 oz Silver, The Last Supper, 2016
- 2 oz Silver, The Judas Kiss, 2020
- 2 oz Silver, Crown of Thorns, 2019
- 2 oz Silver, Jesus Scourged, 2018
- 2 oz Silver, Nailing Christ to the Cross, 2017
- 2 oz Silver, The Crucifixion, 2015
- 2 oz Silver, The Ascension, 2018
- 2 oz Silver, The New Jerusalem, 2015
- 2 oz Silver, The Crowned Virgin, 2019
- 2 oz Silver, The Pale Horse, 2015

All (58) coins of type: Silver Two Ounces (2 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Two Ounces 2010 Coronation Egg 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 2 DOLLARS 2010
Silver Two Ounces 2011 Duchess of Marlborough Egg 7,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 2 DOLLARS 2011
Silver Two Ounces 2012 Bay Tree Egg 7,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 2 DOLLARS 2012
Silver Two Ounces 2013 Moscow Kremlin Egg 7,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 2 DOLLARS 2013
Silver Two Ounces 2014 Trans-Siberian Railway Egg 7,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 2 DOLLARS 2014
Silver Two Ounces 2015 Exodus 1,499 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2015
Silver Two Ounces 2015 The Ten Commandments 1,499 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2015
Silver Two Ounces 2015 David and Goliath 1,499 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2015
Silver Two Ounces 2015 The Crucifixion 1,499 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2015
Silver Two Ounces 2015 The New Jerusalem 1,499 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2015
Silver Two Ounces 2015 The Pale Horse 1,499 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2015
Silver Two Ounces 2016 Adam and Eve 1,499 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2016
Silver Two Ounces 2016 Ezekiel's Vision 1,499 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2016
Silver Two Ounces 2016 Daniel in the Lion's Den 1,499 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2016
Silver Two Ounces 2016 The Birth of Jesus 1,499 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2016
Silver Two Ounces 2016 The Good Samaritan 1,499 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2016
Silver Two Ounces 2016 The Last Supper 1,499 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2016
Silver Two Ounces 2017 Death of Abel 1,499 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2017
Silver Two Ounces 2017 Jacob Wrestles the Angel 1,499 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2017
Silver Two Ounces 2017 Wisemen 1,499 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2017
Silver Two Ounces 2017 The Baptism of Jesus 1,499 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2017
Silver Two Ounces 2017 Jesus Calms The Sea 1,499 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2017
Silver Two Ounces 2017 Nailing Christ to the Cross 1,499 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2017
Silver Two Ounces 2017 Star Wars - Darth Vader 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE FIVE DOLLARS 2017
Silver Two Ounces 2017 Star Wars - Han Solo 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE FIVE DOLLARS 2017
Silver Two Ounces 2018 Noah's Dove 1,499 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2018
Silver Two Ounces 2018 Chariot of Fire 1,499 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2018
Silver Two Ounces 2018 John the Baptist 1,499 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2018
Silver Two Ounces 2018 Temptation of Jesus 1,499 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2018
Silver Two Ounces 2018 Jesus Scourged 1,499 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2018
Silver Two Ounces 2018 The Ascension 1,499 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2018
Silver Two Ounces 2018 Star Wars - Yoda 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE FIVE DOLLARS 2018
Silver Two Ounces 2018 Star Wars - Death Star 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE FIVE DOLLARS 2018
Silver Two Ounces 2018 Star Wars - Stormtrooper 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE FIVE DOLLARS 2018
Silver Two Ounces 2018 Tsarevich Constellation Egg 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 2 DOLLARS 2018
Silver Two Ounces 2019 Samson Slays the Lion 1,499 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2019
Silver Two Ounces 2019 Moses on the Nile 1,499 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2019
Silver Two Ounces 2019 The Firstborn Slain 1,499 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2019
Silver Two Ounces 2019 Cast the First Stone 1,499 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2019
Silver Two Ounces 2019 Crown of Thorns 1,499 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2019
Silver Two Ounces 2019 The Crowned Virgin 1,499 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2019
Silver Two Ounces 2019 Star Wars - Darth Vader Helmet 5,250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE FIVE DOLLARS 2019
Silver Two Ounces 2019 Star Wars - Millennium Falcon 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE FIVE DOLLARS 2019
Silver Two Ounces 2020 Biblical Series - The Fiery Furnace 1,499 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2020
Silver Two Ounces 2020 Jesus Walking on the Sea 1,499 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2020
Silver Two Ounces 2020 Resurrection of Lazarus 1,499 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2020
Silver Two Ounces 2020 The Judas Kiss 1,499 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2020
Silver Two Ounces 2020 Ancient Calendars - Celtic 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 2020 NIUE ISLAND 2 DOLLARS
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Silver Two Ounces 2020 Boba Fett Helmet 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE FIVE DOLLARS 2020
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Silver Two Ounces 2015 The Pale Horse: Details
CountryNiue
CurrencyNiue Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Two Ounces (2 oz), Mythical Characters
Issued2015
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait, by Raphael Maklouf
Face Value2 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage1,499
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size40.000 mm
Mass62.200 g
OCC IDAPVZ-OYRC-GNBG-ELMD
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