Silver Ounce 2021 Nutcracker, Coin from Solomon Islands - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2021 Nutcracker, Coin from Solomon Islands
CoinSilver Ounce 2021 Nutcracker

Apart from its regular circulating coinage, Solomon Islands has authorised a number of private 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 - typically, one ounce of silver (abbreviated as 1 oz Ag, where "Ag" comes from the Latin word for silver, Argentum). These are usually dedicated to historical or general popular culture themes not related to the country itself.

This coin is part of a PAMP Suisse range of specially shaped coins, and depicts the soldier Nutcracker figure from the famous children's story.

The Mint says about it:
This series of special coins celebrates the tale of The Nutcracker ballet. No other character is as central to The Nutcracker ballet as the colourful, wooden nutcracker itself. Carved in the likeness of a foot soldier by a gifted toy maker and godfather of heroine Clara, this beloved hero is showcased in a classic pose.

Engraved and adorned with vibrant colour this first issue in the series has a limited mintage of 2,500 coins, is individually serialised and housed in an ornament-style hanger perfect for decorating a holiday tree.

MintPAMP Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage2,500
Obverse
Solomon Islands / Silver Ounce 2021 Nutcracker - 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).

Around the effigy is the monarch's legend and the face value: ELIZABETH II · SOLOMON ISLANDS · 2 DOLLARS · 1 OZ AG 999.9 · 2021.

The portrait and the surrounding rim with the inscription are small and are in the centre of the obverse. The inscription also includes the precious metal content; 1 OZ 999.9 Ag means "one troy ounce of 99.99% silver". The date of issue is above, and above it there is a snowflake decoration.

Near the rim below, the unique serial number of the coin.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · SOLOMON ISLANDS · 2 DOLLARS · 1 OZ AG 999.9 · 2021
Reverse
Solomon Islands / Silver Ounce 2021 Nutcracker - reverse photo

The reverse is coloured and represents a toy soldier - the main character in The Nutcracker story.

There is no inscription.

Reverse Inscription (none)
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof, coloured.
Packaging: the coin is sealed in a shaped protective capsule with a hook allowing it to be attached as a tree decoration, and is housed in a display folder, with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
PAMP SKU: S-MKS-NUTCRACKER21

See also

Solomon Islands coins with special shapes made by PAMP (ordered by size / series / year):
- 2 oz Silver, Ocean Predator - Great White Shark, 2021
- 2 oz Silver, Ocean Predator - Polar Bear, 2021
- 2 oz Silver, Ocean Predator - Killer Whale, 2022
- 2 oz Silver, Dinosaurs of North America - Tyrannosaurus Rex, 2021
- 2 oz Silver, Dinosaurs of North America - Stegosaurus, 2022
- 2 oz Silver, Dinosaurs of North America - Triceratops, 2022
- 2 oz Silver, America the Free - Statue of Liberty, 2022
- 1 oz Silver, Hunters of the Deep - Great White Shark, 2019
- 1 oz Silver, Hunters of the Deep - Great Hammerhead Shark, 2020
- 1 oz Silver, Hunters of the Deep - Tiger Shark, 2020
- 1 oz Silver, Hunters of the Sky - Bald Eagle, 2019
- 1 oz Silver, Hunters of the Sky - Red-Tailed Hawk, 2020
- 1 oz Silver, Hunters of the Sky - Horned Owl, 2020
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Santa Claus, 2020
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, U.F.O., 2020
- 1 oz Silver Proof Coloured, Giants of the Galápagos - Giant Seahorse, 2020
- 1 oz Silver Proof Coloured, Giants of the Galápagos - Whale Shark, 2021
- 1 oz Silver Proof Coloured, Giants of the Galápagos - Galápagos Tortoise, 2021
- 1 oz Silver, Tasmanian Tiger, 2021
- 1 oz Silver, Animals of Africa - African Elephant, 2021
- 1 oz Silver, Animals of Africa - African Lion, 2021
- 1 oz Silver, Animals of Africa - Nile Crocodile, 2021
- 1 oz Silver, Animals of Africa - Black Rhino, 2022
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Guitar Pick, 2021
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Fender Telecaster Electric Guitar, 2021
- 1 oz Silver, Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar - Black Colour, 2021
- 1 oz Silver, Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar - Surf Green Colour, 2022
- 1 oz Silver, Nutcracker, 2021

All (33) coins of type: Silver Ounce (1 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Ounce 2014 Matryoshka 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II SOLOMON ISLANDS 2014
Silver Ounce 2016 Matryoshka 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II SOLOMON ISLANDS $5 1 oz Ag 999
Silver Ounce 2017 Matryoshka 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II SOLOMON ISLANDS $5 1 oz Ag 999
Silver Ounce 2019 Matryoshka - Father Frost and Snow Maiden 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II SOLOMON ISLANDS $5 1 oz Ag 999
Silver Ounce 2019 Great White Shark 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II SOLOMON ISLANDS 2 DOLLARS 2019
Silver Ounce 2019 Bald Eagle 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II SOLOMON ISLANDS 2 DOLLARS 2019
Silver Ounce 2020 Great Hammerhead Shark 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II SOLOMON ISLANDS 2 DOLLARS 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Matryoshka - Father Frost 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II SOLOMON ISLANDS $5 1 oz Ag 999
Silver Ounce 2020 Tiger Shark 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II SOLOMON ISLANDS 2 DOLLARS 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Red-Tailed Hawk 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II SOLOMON ISLANDS 2 DOLLARS 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Horned Owl 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II SOLOMON ISLANDS 2 DOLLARS 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Giant Seahorse 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II SOLOMON ISLANDS 2 DOLLARS 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Santa Claus 2,020 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · SOLOMON ISLANDS · 2 DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2020 U.F.O. 3,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II SOLOMON ISLANDS 2 DOLLARS 2020
Silver Ounce 2021 Matryoshka - Snow Maiden 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II SOLOMON ISLANDS $5 1 oz Ag 999
Silver Ounce 2021 Whale Shark 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II SOLOMON ISLANDS 2 DOLLARS 2021
Silver Ounce 2021 Galápagos Tortoise 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II SOLOMON ISLANDS 2 DOLLARS 2021
Silver Ounce 2021 Tasmanian Tiger 2,021 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II SOLOMON ISLANDS 2 DOLLARS 2021
Silver Ounce 2021 African Elephant 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II SOLOMON ISLANDS 2 DOLLARS 2021
Silver Ounce 2021 African Lion 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II SOLOMON ISLANDS 2 DOLLARS 2021
Silver Ounce 2021 Nile Crocodile 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II SOLOMON ISLANDS 2 DOLLARS 2021
Silver Ounce 2021 Guitar Pick 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II SOLOMON ISLANDS 2 DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2021 Fender Telecaster 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · SOLOMON ISLANDS · 2 DOLLARS 2021
Silver Ounce 2021 Fender Stratocaster 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · SOLOMON ISLANDS · 2 DOLLARS 2021
Silver Ounce 2021 Nutcracker 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · SOLOMON ISLANDS · 2 DOLLARS · 1 OZ AG 999.9 · 2021
Silver Ounce 2021 Spirit Animals - Grizzly Bear 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · SOLOMON ISLANDS · 2 DOLLARS · 1 OZ AG 999.9 · 2021
Silver Ounce 2021 Spirit Animals - Electric Fox 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · SOLOMON ISLANDS · 2 DOLLARS · 1 OZ AG 999.9 · 2021
Silver Ounce 2021 Spirit Animals - Bison 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · SOLOMON ISLANDS · 2 DOLLARS · 1 OZ AG 999.9 · 2021
Silver Ounce 2021 Retrofuturism - Rocket 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II SOLOMON ISLANDS 2 DOLLARS 2021
Silver Ounce (x2) 2021 Bull vs Bear 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · SOLOMON ISLANDS · 2 DOLLARS · 1 OZ AG 999.9 ·
Silver Ounce 2022 Matryoshka - Father Frost 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II SOLOMON ISLANDS $5 1 oz Ag 999
Silver Ounce 2022 Black Rhino 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II SOLOMON ISLANDS 2 DOLLARS 2022
Silver Ounce 2022 Fender Stratocaster 6,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · SOLOMON ISLANDS · 2 DOLLARS 2022
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Silver Ounce 2021 Nutcracker: Details
CountrySolomon Islands
CurrencySolomon Islands Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2021
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value2 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage2,500
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size24.0 - 70.0 mm
Thickness2.500 mm
Mass31.1000 g
OCC IDNXYD-ONZC-QKMK-OVRB
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