Silver Two Ounces 2022 Machu Picchu, Coin from Niue - detailed information

Silver Two Ounces 2022 Machu Picchu, Coin from Niue
CoinSilver Two Ounces 2022 Machu Picchu

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 the second issue in the World Cities series, and features Machu Picchu.

The Mint says about it:
This beautiful coin has been created both for those who like travelling and those fascinated by historical mysteries. The impressive and mysterious city of Machu Picchu is called the pride of Peru. It is considered a 16th century Inca city, which even today poses many questions to both history researchers and travellers. To date, it is one of the most mysterious and also one of the most protected places in the world. The territory of Machu Picchu is a no-fly zone, and the number of tourist tickets is limited.

This remarkable city was discovered at an altitude of more than two kilometres, so it is often called the city above the clouds. The greatest secret is what happened to this city, because it seems that all the people who used to live there disappeared mysteriously, and only untouched nature remains. Legend says that the Inca territory located there was invaded by the Spanish conquistadors in 1532, but they did not manage to conquer the mountain city of Machu Picchu. Therefore, what happened and where the city residents fled remains unknown.

MintLithuanian Mint Mint MarkLMK Total Mintage500
Obverse
Niue / Silver Two Ounces 2022 Machu Picchu - 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 small 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 5 DOLLARS 2022.

In smaller letters around below left, the hallmark Ag 999 (99.9% silver), followed by the mint mark of the Lithuanian Mint: the letters LMK arranged one over the other within a circle (with the K below tilted on its side); the abbreviation stands for Lietuvos monetų kalykla - the mint's name in Lithuanian.

The rim is wide and is decorated with geometric motifs.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II NIUE 5 DOLLARS 2022
Reverse
Niue / Silver Two Ounces 2022 Machu Picchu - reverse photo

The reverse depicts the Inca town of Machu Picchu in Peru, with a day sky above it on the left (with a blazing sun), and a night sky on the right (with a Moon crescent and stars). Part of the design is selectively gold plated.

Around above in the rim, inscription MACHU PICCHU; around below, LOST WORD CITIES. The rest of the rim is decorated with geometric motifs like those on the obverse.

Reverse Inscription MACHU PICCHU LOST WORD CITIES
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Notes

Silver Content (Troy oz): 2.000
Finish: antiqued, high relief, selective gold plating.
Packaging: in acrylic capsule and timber box, with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Lithuanian Mint SKU: 15221470
Issue price: EUR 229.00

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Silver Two Ounces 2022 Machu Picchu: Details
CountryNiue
CurrencyNiue Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Two Ounces (2 oz)
Issued2022
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value5 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage500
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeIrregular
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size50.000 mm
Mass62.200 g
OCC IDRMKG-OZAC-LWRR-ENXQ
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