Gold Ounce 2020 Hahave - Flying Fish, Coin from Tokelau - detailed information

Gold Ounce 2020 Hahave - Flying Fish, Coin from Tokelau
CoinGold Ounce 2020 Hahave - Flying Fish

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 of non-circulating coins since 1978. These are denominated in dollars or "Tala" (the local word for dollar) and cents.

The country has also authorised some foreign mints to issue non circulating bullion coins under its jurisdiction, such as this 1 oz (one ounce) gold coin.

This design is the seventh issue in a twelve-year series of bullion coins called Marine Life (or Tokelau Sealife), and features the Flying Fish; the coin is the gold ounce in the series.

The Exocoetidae are a family of marine fish in the order Beloniformes class Actinopterygii, known colloquially as flying fish or flying cod. About 64 species are grouped in seven to nine genera. While they cannot fly in the same way a bird does, flying fish can make powerful, self-propelled leaps out of the water where their long wing-like fins enable gliding for considerable distances above the water's surface. The main reason for this behaviour is thought to be to escape from underwater predators.

MintAPMEX Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage100
Obverse
Tokelau / Gold Ounce 2020 Hahave - Flying Fish - 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 2020 ~ 100 DOLLARS.

Above the value and denomination, divided by the Queen's portrait, the precious metal content: 1 oz. 9999 FINE GOLD (one troy ounce of 99.99% gold).

Below the Queen's effigy, 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.

The rim is decorated with a geometric pattern.

Obverse Inscription ~ ELIZABETH II ~ TOKELAU 2020 ~ 100 DOLLARS
Reverse
Tokelau / Gold Ounce 2020 Hahave - Flying Fish - reverse photo

The reverse design depicts two flying fish soaring above the waves, one in the foreground and the second one a little smaller and in the background.

Around above, the inscription HAHAVE (the name of the fish in the local language of Tokelau); around below, FLYING FISH.

The background is decorated with net-like thin lines representing the water of the ocean.

Reverse Inscription HAHAVE FLYING FISH
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: bullion (Brilliant Uncirculated).
Packaging: in capsule.

This year marks a change in the series. It was initially developed by Australian company Treasures of Oz, with the silver coins struck by the Highland Mint and gold mini-coins by B.H. Mayer. Starting in 2020, the series became an APMEX project, with a new design style of both the reverse and the obverse of the coins; this large one-ounce version of each design in gold was also introduced..

See also

Coins in the Marine Life series include:
- 1 oz Silver, Kakahi - Yellowfin Tuna, 2014
- 1/2 oz Silver, Kakahi - Yellowfin Tuna, 2014
- 0.5 g Gold, Kakahi - Yellowfin Tuna, 2015
- 1 oz Silver, Mokoha - Great White Shark, 2015
- 0.5 Gold, Mokoha - Great White Shark, 2015
- 1 oz Silver, Hakula - Sailfish, 2016
- 1 oz Silver, Kapoa - Barracuda, 2017
- 1 oz Silver, Mago-Taguta - Leopard Shark, 2018
- 1 oz Silver, Fonu - Loggerhead, 2019
- 1 oz Gold, Hahave - Flying Fish, 2020
- 1 oz Silver, Hahave - Flying Fish, 2020
- 1 oz Gold, Tautu - Porcupine Fish, 2021
- 1 oz Silver, Tautu - Porcupine Fish, 2021
- 1 oz Gold, Hakuhakulele - Lionfish, 2022
- 1 oz Silver, Hakuhakulele - Lionfish, 2022

All (15) coins of type: Gold Ounce (1 oz), Bullion
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Gold Ounce 2020 Hahave - Flying Fish 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ~ ELIZABETH II ~ TOKELAU 2020 ~ 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2021 Tautu - Porcupine Fish 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ~ ELIZABETH II ~ TOKELAU 2021 ~ 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2021 The Great Old One - Cthulhu 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait TOKELAU 100 DOLLARS ELIZABETH II 2021
Gold Ounce 2021 Equilibrium 300 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II - TOKELAU 2021 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2021 Chronos 300 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait 100 DOLLARS 2021 ELIZABETH II - TOKELAU
Gold Ounce 2021 Terra 300 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait 100 DOLLARS ELIZABETH II - TOKELAU TERRA 2021
Gold Ounce 2021 Vivat Humanitas 300 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II TOKELAU 1/10 oz Au 9999
Gold Ounce 2021 Icon - Mona Lisa 300 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait TOKELAU 100 DOLLARS 2021 1 OZ FINE GOLD ELIZABETH II
Gold Ounce 2022 Hakuhakulele - Lionfish 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ~ ELIZABETH II ~ TOKELAU 2022 ~ 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2022 Equilibrium 300 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II - TOKELAU 2022 1 oz FINE GOLD 9999
Gold Ounce 2022 Chronos 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II TOKELAU 2022 1 oz FINE GOLD 9999
Gold Ounce 2022 Terra 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait 100 DOLLARS ELIZABETH II - TOKELAU TERRA 2022
Gold Ounce 2022 Vivat Humanitas 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II TOKELAU 2022 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2022 Icon - Marilyn Monroe 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait TOKELAU 100 DOLLARS 2022 1 OZ FINE GOLD ELIZABETH II
Gold Ounce 2022 Magnum Opus 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II TOKELAU 2022 1 oz FINE GOLD 9999
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Gold Ounce 2020 Hahave - Flying Fish: Details
CountryTokelau
CurrencyTokelau Dollar
Coin TypeGold Ounce (1 oz), Bullion
Issued2020
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value100 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage100
CurrentYes
MaterialGold
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size34.000 mm
Mass31.100 g
OCC IDAPVZ-OYRC-GNLW-ELMD
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