Gold Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz), Coin Type from Tuvalu - detailed information

Gold Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz), Coin Type from Tuvalu (issued 2015 - )
Coin TypeGold Quarter Ounce (1/4 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. Some of these are in the gold quarter-ounce format (abbreviated as 1/4 oz). Strictly speaking, they 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.

The overall weight of the coins (including the 0.01% of other metals) is slightly over one troy ounce, so that they have exactly 0.250 AGW (Absolute Gold Weight).

Tuvalu / Gold Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz) - obverse photo

Effigy of the ruling monarch, legend, face value.

Obverse Inscription Legend of the ruling monarch, face value
Tuvalu / Gold Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz) - reverse photo

Various designs as individually described below.

Reverse Inscription
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Royal Mint
Royal Mint
Gold Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz): Details
CurrencyTuvaluan Dollar
Face Value50 (x Dollar)
Material0.9999 Gold
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size20.6000 mm
Thickness2.3000 mm
Mass7.7770 g