Silver Ounce 2021 Matryoshka - Snow Maiden, Coin from Solomon Islands - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2021 Matryoshka - Snow Maiden, Coin from Solomon Islands
CoinSilver Ounce 2021 Matryoshka - Snow Maiden

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.

The 2021 Snow Maiden 1oz silver coloured coin is part of the Matryoshka series of coins with Russian themes. Matryoshka dolls are a set of wooden dolls of decreasing size placed one inside another. The name matryoshka, literally "little matron", is a diminutive form of Russian female first name "Matryona" or "Matryosha".

The Mint says about it:
In Russia, Santa Claus is known as Father Frost. But he is not the most well-known character in Russian folktales. That honour goes to his granddaughter and constant companion, Snegurochka, the Snow Maiden! Normally dressed in a blue fur coat and crown, the traditional image of the Snow Maiden is of a slim, blonde girl who is exceptionally kind. She travels with her grandfather, helping him distribute gifts among children.

Struck in a full ounce of highly pure 99.9% silver, this legal-tender $5 coin features a dazzling depiction of the Russian folk hero in full colour. With her hair braided in a long ponytail, she’s depicted with a vibrant smile gliding through the woods dressed in traditional attire. Beside her is a dear fawn that bears a striking resemblance to Walt Disney’s well-known animated deer. It’s a frosty coin that’s sure to warm anyone’s heart! Your coin will also come in gorgeous proof condition, meaning it was expertly crafted from hand-selected planchets, polished dies and multiple strikes to produce beautifully frosted details rising over mirror-like fields. What’s more, this spectacular coin also comes with a pair of Matryoshka Dolls! Open one up and inside you’ll find another. Open that one up and there you’ll find your Snow Maiden Proof!

MintMDM Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage5,000
Obverse
Solomon Islands / Silver Ounce 2021 Matryoshka - Snow Maiden - 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 $5 1 oz Ag 999.

In the lower part of the obverse, on two lines in small letters, 1 oz Ag 999 (one troy ounce of 99.9% silver).

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II SOLOMON ISLANDS $5 1 oz Ag 999
Reverse
Solomon Islands / Silver Ounce 2021 Matryoshka - Snow Maiden - reverse photo

The reverse is coloured and features Snow Maiden dressed in a brilliant blue coat and snowflake-shaped cap, standing beside a young deer and a bluebird in flight. The image is partially surrounded by an array of snowflakes, with a stylised forest in the background.

The date of issue 2021 is Inscribed above.

Below, in hand-written script, Снегурочка (Snegurochka - the Russian name of Snow Maiden).

Reverse Inscription 2021 Снегурочка
EdgePlain, inscribedEdge Inscription[serial number]
Notes

Finish: proof, coloured, special shape, edge numbering (the unique serial number of each coin is inscribed on the edge).
Packaging: in the smaller of a pair of nested wooden Russian Matryoshka Dolls which were specially designed to house the coin, both adorned with a brightly coloured design matching the coin's imagery, accompanied by a themed Certificate of Authenticity.

See also

Coins in the Matryoshka series:
- 1 oz Silver Proof Coloured, Matryoshka, 2014
- 1 oz Silver Proof Coloured, Matryoshka, 2016
- 1 oz Silver Proof Coloured, Matryoshka, 2017
- 1 oz Silver Proof Coloured, Father Frost and Snow Maiden, 2019
- 1 oz Silver Proof Coloured, Father Frost, 2020
- 1 oz Silver Proof Coloured, Snow Maiden, 2021
- 1 oz Silver Proof Coloured, Father Frost, 2022

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 Matryoshka - Snow Maiden: 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 Value5 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage5,000
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeOval
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size 30 x 45 mm
Mass31.100 g
OCC IDNXYD-ONZC-PVNN-OVRB
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