Information about currency: Niue Dollar

Niue Dollar (1966 - present)
Currency NameNiue Dollar
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Description

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 (25)
Coin TypeTypeFromToSub-typesCoins
One Dollar Silver Non-Circulating Legal Tender 1996 1 61
Gold Ounce (1 oz) Non-Circulating Legal Tender 2000 44
Silver Two Ounces (2 oz) Non-Circulating Legal Tender 2000 1 63
Silver Ounce (1 oz) Non-Circulating Legal Tender 2000 7 255
Gold Ounce (1 oz), Movie Characters Non-Circulating Legal Tender 2000
Gold Half Ounce (1/2 oz) Non-Circulating Legal Tender 2010 6
Gold Tenth Ounce (1/10 oz) Non-Circulating Legal Tender 2013 30
Silver Half Ounce (1/2 oz) Non-Circulating Legal Tender 2013 16
Gold Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz) Non-Circulating Legal Tender 2016 1 33
Silver Kilo (1 kg) Non-Circulating Legal Tender 2016 4
Silver Ounce (1 oz), Bullion Bullion 2017 39
Gold Ounce (1 oz), Bullion Bullion 2019 27
Silver Thirty-five Grams Foil Non-Circulating Legal Tender 2019
Gold Five Ounces (5 oz) Non-Circulating Legal Tender 2020 1
Silver Five Ounces (5 oz) Non-Circulating Legal Tender 2020 1
Silver Five Ounces (5 oz), Bullion Bullion 2020 5
Silver Five Grams Non-Circulating Legal Tender 2020 3
Palladium Ounce (1 oz) Non-Circulating Legal Tender 2021 1
Platinum Ounce (1 oz) Non-Circulating Legal Tender 2021 1
Gold Kilo (1 kg) Bullion 2021 1
Gold Ten Ounces (10 oz), Bullion Bullion 2021 1
Gold Five Ounces (5 oz), Bullion Bullion 2021 1
Gold Twenty-fifth Ounce (1/25 oz) Bullion 2021 1
Silver Ten Ounces (10 oz), Bullion Bullion 2021 2
Unsorted Other 1,196
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Niue Dollar: Details
Issued ByNiue
From1966
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Niue Dollar: Users
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Flag of Niue Niue Niue Dollar 1966
Niue Dollar: Related Currencies
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Flag of New Zealand New Zealand New Zealand Dollar 1967