Silver Ounce 2023 Number Pi, Coin from Solomon Islands - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2023 Number Pi, Coin from Solomon Islands
CoinSilver Ounce 2023 Number Pi

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 premium bullion coin is the third in a series dedicated to the probably most fascinating number in mathematics - the Number Pi (π).

The number π is a mathematical constant. Originally defined as the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter, it now has various equivalent definitions and appears in many formulas in all areas of mathematics and physics. It is approximately equal to 3.14159. It has been represented by the Greek letter π since the mid-18th century, though it is also sometimes spelled out as "pi". It is also called Archimedes' constant.

MintMDM Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage5,000
Obverse
Solomon Islands / Silver Ounce 2023 Number Pi - 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, the date of issue and the value: ELIZABETH II SOLOMON ISLANDS 2023 1oz 999 Ag.

The precious metal content, 1oz 999 Ag (one troy ounce of 99.9% silver) is divided by the date.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II SOLOMON ISLANDS 2023 1oz 999 Ag
Reverse
Solomon Islands / Silver Ounce 2023 Number Pi - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin has at its centre a large Greek letter π (pi), inscribed with many digits of the number pi; surrounding this is a circle also inscribed with digits of the number pi; in the circle, a hexagon with a patterned background.

On a ribbon below, the face value of 3.14 DOLLARS.

The background displays many handwritten geometric equations.

Reverse Inscription 3.14 DOLLARS
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: bullion (Brilliant Uncirculated).
Packaging: individual coin in protective capsule, or 20 in heat sealed roll.

The coin has the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II even though it is dated in the reign of King Charles III.

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Silver Ounce 2023 Number Pi: Details
CountrySolomon Islands
CurrencySolomon Islands Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz), Bullion
Issued2023
MonarchKing Charles III
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value3.14 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage5,000
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size38.6100 mm
Mass31.1000 g
OCC IDDKLM-EMKC-XDZN-ENZB
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