Gold Five Ounces (5 oz), Coin Type from Tuvalu - detailed information

Gold Five Ounces (5 oz), Coin Type from Tuvalu (issued 2022 - )
Coin TypeGold Five Ounces (5 oz)

The Tuvaluan Dollar is the currency of Tuvalu - a small nation in the Pacific Ocean. Tuvalu has never had banknotes of its own, and has been issuing coins since 1976; these circulate together with coins of the Australian Dollar, which is also legal tender in the country, and to which the Tuvaluan Dollar is pegged.

The Australian Perth Mint issues a large variety of non-circulating legal tender coins under the authority of Tuvalu, including in the very large five troy ounces of gold format (abbreviated as 5 oz). These are not bullion as they are priced at a premium and are targeted at collectors who appreciate them for their artistic merit and collectable value and not just for their precious metal content.

Obverse
Tuvalu / Gold Five Ounces (5 oz) - obverse photo

Effigy of the ruling monarch, legend, face value.

Obverse Inscription Legend of the ruling monarch, face value
Reverse
Tuvalu / Gold Five Ounces (5 oz) - reverse photo

Various designs as individually described below.

Reverse Inscription
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Gold Five Ounces (5 oz): Details
CountryTuvalu
CurrencyTuvaluan Dollar
From2022
Face Value500 (x Dollar)
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size
Mass155.5000 g