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Czech 1 Oz Silver Coins From Niue

 
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 Posted 11/04/2018  11:10 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add janknez to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
APMEX is selling a 1-oz silver "Czech lion" coin that they claim is "Guaranteed by the Czech Mint" but which is obviously minted by/in Niue complete (with the likeness of QEII on the obverse and a value of 2 dollars -- not koruny).

What exactly are these?
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 Posted 11/04/2018  11:15 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add IndianGoldEagle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This one made no sense to me either. Minted in New Zealand for Niue but with the Czech reverse. These are just bullion coins where the mark up gets split between Niue and Czechoslovakia.
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 Posted 11/04/2018  5:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Silvercoin2011 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Like the coin, the mintage. But the design is the same for 2017 and 2018 !
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 Posted 12/16/2018  1:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add yup7676 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I was considering getting a few of these, but turned off by the milk spots issues that I Came across when I was reading about this coin.
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Minted in New Zealand for Niue but with the Czech reverse.

If I'm reading this correctly, the Czech Mint's page for these coins suggest it's the other way around, produced by the Czech Mint for Niue: "The obverse side of the coin bears the linden branch and attributes of the Niue Island that provides the Czech Mint with a foreign license to coin its own coins".

https://ceskamincovna.cz/en/silver-...755-10380-d/

That's the English version of the page. Running the Czech version through Google Translate gives the same verbiage (which might have produced the English version in the first place). Mistranslation or misreading?

Edit add: Found this at https://exclusivecoins.blogspot.com...ins_29.html:
Quote:
The Czech Republic wanted to issue a bullion coin with Queen Elizabeth II's effigy , with a few Czech motifs on the Obverse, to resemble the Sovereign Gold/Silver bullion coins for wider acceptability world-wide.

Niue Islands (which has no coining mint) and which usually requisitions the help of various mints world-wide to mint its commemorative/circulating coins, has come to the aid of the Czech Mint and for a first time helped create this coin for the Czech Republic, which has a mint (the #268;eskŠ Mincovna) but so far did not have a bullion program.

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The New Zealand Mint has given a license to the Czech Mint to coin its own coins.


Side note: The New Zealand Mint is a private mint, not associated with The Royal Mint.
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12/16/2018 2:46 pm
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