Half Dollar Silver 2015 Rome - Colosseum, Coin from Solomon Islands - detailed information

Half Dollar Silver 2015 Rome - Colosseum, Coin from Solomon Islands
CoinHalf Dollar Silver 2015 Rome - Colosseum

Apart from its regular circulating coinage, the Solomon Islands has authorised a number of mints to issue collector coins in precious metals, which are legal tender in the country but are not intended for general circulation. Many of them are in standard bullion sizes but some of them - such as this one - are not.

This 2.5 g mini coin features a view towards the Colosseum in Rome, Italy.

MintLeipziger Edelmetallverarbeitung Mint MarkLEV Total Mintage10,000
Obverse
Solomon Islands / Half Dollar Silver 2015 Rome - Colosseum - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin shows the crowned mature head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (her effigy known as the "Fourth Portrait"). The Queen wears the "Girls of Great Britain and Ireland" diamond tiara, a wedding gift from Queen Mary (Her Majesty's grandmother) in 1947 - which she also has on the Machin and the Gottwald portraits.

In small letters below the head, the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley).

On the right, the name of the country, SOLOMON ISLANDS, below which the face value HALF DOLLAR.

Separated from this with a thin horizontal line, the metal content 2,5 g FINE SILVER 999 (two and a half grams of 99.9% silver).

Below that, the LEV hallmark of the manufacturer.

Obverse Inscription SOLOMON ISLANDS HALF DOLLAR 2,5 g FINE SILVER 999
Reverse
Solomon Islands / Half Dollar Silver 2015 Rome - Colosseum - reverse photo

The reverse a view towards the Colosseum in Rome, Italy.

Above left, a small representation of a map of the Earth.

Above right, the date of issue 2015. Below left, the inscription ROME.

Reverse Inscription 2015 ROME
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof.

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Half Dollar Silver 2015 Rome - Colosseum: Details
CountrySolomon Islands
CurrencySolomon Islands Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Other Sizes
Issued2015
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value50 (x Cent)
Total Mintage10,000
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRectangle
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size10.5 x 18.72 mm
Thickness3.700 mm
Mass2.500 g
OCC IDBVYX-EWRC-BLRB-OJZN
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