Silver Two Ounces 2020 Czech Lion, Coin from Niue - detailed information

Silver Two Ounces 2020 Czech Lion, Coin from Niue
CoinSilver Two Ounces 2020 Czech Lion

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).

This coin is part of the "Czech Lion" series of gold and silver coins, minted since 2017. World bullion coins are often dedicated to national symbols, therefore the "Czech Lion", which is the first issue of its kind intended for the Czech market, is not an exception. The weight of this silver coin by the Czech Mint is two troy ounces.

The Mint says about it:
Every Czech knows that a two-tailed lion is the dominant heraldic animal of the Czech Republic. But how did this exotic beast get into the emblem of a country situated in the heart of Europe? The legend of Bruncvík, the mythical prince, who left his beloved woman and set out in the world to seek honour and glory, provides a hint. When he was shipwrecked in far Africa, he helped the animal king to fight the beast. Since then the grateful lion followed him, they experienced many adventures and won a miracle sword. Bruncvík returned to the Czech lands after seven long years and fought for the heart of his beloved one. They lived happily until death, and immortalised the faithful lion on the banner.

Old chroniclers offer more plausible explanations, but they like to colour their stories, so you can find a number of discrepancies there. The first truly documented Czech lion was a symbol of the Přemyslid dynasty and appeared on the equestrian seal of Vladislav Henry in 1203. The lion became the national symbol during the reign of Ottokar II of Bohemia, the Iron and Golden King.

The Czech Mint reworked all variants of investment coins in 2020, but the main idea remained. In addition to the Czech lion in a not-traditionally realistic presentation, the reverse side of the gold coin presents two more symbols of Czech statehood - the St Wenceslas crown on the head of a two-tailed beast, and an eagle on the shield, which is a synthesis of the St Wenceslas, Moravian and Silesian birds of prey.

MintCzech Mint Mint MarkMonogram ČM Total Mintage5,500
Obverse
Niue / Silver Two Ounces 2020 Czech Lion - 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: NIUE ISLAND ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS 2020.

The date is surrounded by sprigs of linden - the Czech national tree. Below the date, the mint mark of the Czech Mint - a crowned monogram of the letters ČM (Česká mincovna).

Obverse Inscription NIUE ISLAND ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS 2020
Reverse
Niue / Silver Two Ounces 2020 Czech Lion - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin represents a realistic depiction of a lion walking to left and facing the viewer, crowned with the crown of St Wenceslas (Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia between 921 and 935).

The background has the shape of a shield, on which an eagle outline is the symbol of Moravia and Silesia, two of the three historical Czech lands represented on the Coat of Arms of the Czech Republic (the outlines of the two eagles are identical, they only differ in colour, which is not shown on the coin).

Around left and right, facing outward, the inscription ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA (Czech Republic). Horizontally above, the precious metal content: 2oz Ag 999 (two troy ounces of 99.9% silver; Ag is abbreviated from "Argentum", the Latin word for silver).

In the lower left, the designer's monogram. Below left and right, sprigs of linden - the Czech national tree.

Reverse Inscription ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA 2oz Ag 999
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: bullion (Brilliant Uncirculated).
Packaging: in individual capsule.
Czech Mint Product Code: 75707-750
Date of issue: February 2020
Issue price: 2,390 CZK, 89.80 EUR

4,450 coins in capsules, 1,000 in numbered cards and 50 in sets.

Issued in Set
Czech Lion 2020 Five Coin Silver Set, mintage 50
5 coins: 1 kg Silver, 10 oz Silver, 5 oz Silver, 2 oz Silver, 1 oz Silver
See also

Coins in the Czech Lion series issued in 2020 include:
- 1 kg Gold, Czech Lion 2020
- 10 oz Gold, Czech Lion 2020
- 5 oz Gold, Czech Lion 2020
- 1 oz Gold, Czech Lion 2020
- 1/2 oz Gold, Czech Lion 2020
- 1/4 oz Gold, Czech Lion 2020
- 1/25 oz Gold, Czech Lion 2020
- 1 kg Silver, Czech Lion 2020
- 10 oz Silver, Czech Lion 2020
- 5 oz Silver, Czech Lion 2020
- 2 oz Silver, Czech Lion 2020
- 1 oz Silver, Czech Lion 2020

Silver Two Ounces 2020 Czech Lion: Known varieties
Variety In numbered card
Mintage Issued: 1,000 (included in total)
Details

In a numbered blister card. Product Code: 75708-750. Date of issue: February 2020.

All (78) coins of type: Silver Two Ounces (2 oz)
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Silver Two Ounces 2010 Coronation Egg 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 2 DOLLARS 2010
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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 2015 King Cnut 1,999 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2015
Silver Two Ounces 2015 Odin 1,999 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2015
Silver Two Ounces 2015 Ragnar 1,999 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 2016 Björn Ironside 1,999 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2016
Silver Two Ounces 2016 Harald Fairhair 1,999 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2016
Silver Two Ounces 2016 Thor 1,999 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
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Silver Two Ounces 2020 Czech Lion: Details
CountryNiue
CurrencyNiue Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Two Ounces (2 oz)
Issued2020
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
ReverseCzech Lion
Face Value5 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage5,500
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerAsamat Baltaev
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size37.000 mm
Mass62.200 g
OCC IDNXYD-ENZC-GMMA-EVRB
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