Gold Half Gram 2014 Unicorn, Coin from Tokelau - detailed information

Gold Half Gram 2014 Unicorn, Coin from Tokelau
CoinGold Half Gram 2014 Unicorn

Tokelau, known previously as the Tokelau Islands, is a dependent territory of New Zealand in the southern Pacific Ocean. It uses the New Zealand Dollar as circulation currency, but has been issuing a variety if non-circulating coins since 1978. These are denominated in "Tala" (the local word for Dollar) and cents.

The gold half gram is a mini-coin denominated as Five Dollars.

This coin was designed and produced by Treasures of Oz.

The company says about it:
The size of this gold coin is a favourite among collectors not only because of its affordability, but also because of the intricate artwork it bears. The Creatures of Myth & Legend 0.5g Gold Unicorn Tokelau Proof Coin is highly sought after because of its size and its artwork.

The reverse side of this coin features an elusive unicorn emerging from a forest. He is standing with one hoof raised, as if in pensive contemplation, and he is partially shrouded in foliage. The mirrored field behind the relief on this gold coin augments the beauty of this mythological creature. Known for being fierce and wild, the unicorn symbolises grace and purity, and this Tokelau gold coin carries the unicorn’s grace in its design and the unicorn’s purity in its gold.

The unicorn has taken on many symbolic interpretations in diverse cultures throughout history. The unicorn has been associated with chastity, the Word of God, longevity, and harmony.

MintB. H. Mayer Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage1,000
Obverse
Tokelau / Gold Half Gram 2014 Unicorn - 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 TOKELAU 2014 · ~ FIVE DOLLARS - 0,5 g 9999 Gold ~.

The inscription also includes the precious metal content, half gram of 99.99% gold.

Below the Queen's effigy is the national badge of Tokelau depicting a "tuluma" - a traditional Tokelauan carved wooden “tackle box” used by local fishermen. A cross in the centre of the tuluma and the inscription below, "Tokelau mo te Atua" ("Tokelau for God") reflect the strong influence of Christianity in Tokelau; due to the small size of the coin, the inscription is not visible.

Obverse Inscription · ELIZABETH II TOKELAU 2014 · ~ FIVE DOLLARS - 0,5 g 9999 Gold ~
Reverse
Tokelau / Gold Half Gram 2014 Unicorn - reverse photo

The reverse design depicts, within a plain rim, a unicorn coming out of a forest.

There is no inscription.

Reverse Inscription (none)
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Notes

Finish: proof-like.
Packaging: in capsule, with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

See also

There is also a silver one-ounce coin with the same design.

All (12) coins of type: Gold Half Gram
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Gold Half Gram 2011 Roald Amundsen 15,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ~ ELIZABETH II ~ TOKELAU 2011 ~ FIVE DOLLARS
Gold Half Gram 2012 Red-Back Spider 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ~ ELIZABETH II ~ TOKELAU 2012 ~ FIVE DOLLARS
Gold Half Gram 2012 Great White Shark 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ~ ELIZABETH II ~ TOKELAU 2012 ~ FIVE DOLLARS
Gold Half Gram 2012 Blue-Ringed Octopus 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ~ ELIZABETH II ~ TOKELAU 2012 ~ FIVE DOLLARS
Gold Half Gram 2012 Saltwater Crocodile 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ~ ELIZABETH II ~ TOKELAU 2012 ~ FIVE DOLLARS
Gold Half Gram 2012 Eastern Brown Snake 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ~ ELIZABETH II ~ TOKELAU 2012 ~ FIVE DOLLARS
Gold Half Gram 2012 Box Jellyfish 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ~ ELIZABETH II ~ TOKELAU 2012 ~ FIVE DOLLARS
Gold Half Gram 2012 HMS Dolphin 15,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ~ ELIZABETH II ~ TOKELAU 2012 ~ FIVE DOLLARS
Gold Half Gram 2012 Thalasseus Bergii 15,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ~ ELIZABETH II ~ TOKELAU 2012 ~ FIVE DOLLARS
Gold Half Gram 2012 Orca 15,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ~ ELIZABETH II ~ TOKELAU 2012 ~ FIVE DOLLARS
Gold Half Gram 2014 Unicorn 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait · ELIZABETH II TOKELAU 2014 · ~ FIVE DOLLARS - 0,5 g 9999 Gold ~
Gold Half Gram 2014 Pegasus 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait · ELIZABETH II TOKELAU 2014 · ~ FIVE DOLLARS - 0,5 g 9999 Gold ~
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Gold Half Gram 2014 Unicorn: Details
CountryTokelau
CurrencyTokelau Dollar
Coin TypeGold Half Gram
Issued2014
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value5 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage1,000
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size11.000 mm
Mass0.500 g
OCC IDAPVZ-EYRC-JKMG-OLMD
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