Silver Two Ounces 2016 Daniel in the Lion's Den, Coin from Niue - detailed information

Silver Two Ounces 2016 Daniel in the Lion's Den, Coin from Niue
CoinSilver Two Ounces 2016 Daniel in the Lion's Den

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 Daniel in the Lion's Den. The designs of the series are based on Bible illustrations in Romanticism style by the famous French artist Gustave Doré (1832 - 1883).

Daniel in the lions' den (chapter 6 of the Book of Daniel) tells of how the legendary Daniel is saved from lions by the God of Israel "because I was found blameless before him" (Daniel 6:22). It parallels and complements chapter 3, the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego: each begins with the jealousy of non-Jews towards successful Jews and an imperial edict requiring them to compromise their religion, and concludes with divine deliverance and a king who confesses the greatness of the God of the Jews and issues an edict of royal protection. The tales making up chapters 1-6 of Daniel are no earlier than the Hellenistic period (3rd to 2nd century BC) and were probably originally independent, but were collected in the mid-2nd century BC and expanded shortly afterwards with the visions of the later chapters to produce the modern book.

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 2016 Daniel in the Lion's Den - 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 2016.

Obverse Inscription NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2016
Reverse
Niue / Silver Two Ounces 2016 Daniel in the Lion's Den - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin shows the Biblical character Daniel surrounded by lions who, through God's intervention, refuse to molest him.

The design is based on Gustave Doré's 1866 engraving "Daniel in the Den of Lions".

Around above, the inscription reads: DANIEL IN THE LION'S DEN.

Reverse Inscription DANIEL IN THE LION'S DEN
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, Destruction of Leviathan, 2020
- 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, Death of Samson, 2021
- 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, Jesus in the Synagogue, 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, Jesus Delivered to be Crucified, 2021
- 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

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Silver Two Ounces 2016 Daniel in the Lion's Den: Details
CountryNiue
CurrencyNiue Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Two Ounces (2 oz), Mythical Characters
Issued2016
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 IDWMRA-OQPC-QWKG-EYPL
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