Information about currency: Niue Dollar

Niue Dollar (1966 - present)
Currency NameNiue Dollar

Niue, a sovereign state in free association with New Zealand, uses two official legal tender currencies. While they use the New Zealand dollar, the government also issues legal tender coins using the Niue dollar for collector's purposes.

Before the creation of the New Zealand dollar, Niue was a user of the pound sterling and the very early commemorative coins of Niue were in pound or shilling increments.

Niue first began issuing coins in 1966. These have been mostly bullion and non-circulating base metal commemorative issues. They are acceptable as legal tender within Niue, though unlikely to be found anywhere on the island.

In 2009, Niue began issuing its first standardized coin set in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50 cent and 1 Dollar; they are thicker than New Zealand coins as well as having a different metallic composition. They are also of the same exact size and composition as the Pitcairn Islands special coin set.

All of the standard set coins bear images relevant to the country, surrounded by a distinct border.

All coins of Niue depict on the obverse the national crest or an official effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.

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 made using "smartminting" techniques and have features not generally found in circulation coins - e.g. high relief, full colour printing and/or different forms, including fully three dimensional (3D).

Coin Types in currency: Niue Dollar (12)
Coin TypeTypeFromToSub-typesCoins
One Dollar Silver Non-Circulating Legal Tender 1996 1 39
Gold Ounce (1 oz) Non-Circulating Legal Tender 2000 11
Gold Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz) Non-Circulating Legal Tender 2000 1 5
Silver Two Ounces (2 oz) Non-Circulating Legal Tender 2000 1 33
Silver Ounce (1 oz) Non-Circulating Legal Tender 2000 5 90
Gold Ounce (1 oz), Movie Characters Non-Circulating Legal Tender 2000
Gold Half Ounce (1/2 oz) Non-Circulating Legal Tender 2010 1
Silver Kilo (1 kg) Non-Circulating Legal Tender 2016 2
Silver Ounce (1 oz), Bullion Bullion 2017 22
Gold Ounce (1 oz), Bullion Bullion 2019 14
Silver Five Ounces (5 oz), Bullion Bullion 2020 4
Unsorted Other 814
Royal Mint
Royal Mint
Niue Dollar: Details
Issued ByNiue
Niue Dollar: Users
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Niue Dollar: Related Currencies
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