Gold Half Gram (0.5 g), Coin Type from Tuvalu - detailed information

Gold Half Gram (0.5 g), Coin Type from Tuvalu (issued 2020 - )
Coin TypeGold Half Gram (0.5 g)

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. Some of these are in the "mini-coin" half gram of gold format. The coins 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 Half Gram (0.5 g) - obverse photo

Effigy of the ruling monarch, legend, face value.

Obverse Inscription Legend of the ruling monarch, face value
Reverse
Tuvalu / Gold Half Gram (0.5 g) - reverse photo

Various designs as individually described below.

Reverse Inscription
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Gold Half Gram (0.5 g): Details
CountryTuvalu
CurrencyTuvaluan Dollar
From2020
Face Value2 (x Dollar)
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size1.600 mm
Thickness1.000 mm
Mass0.500 g