Gold Ounce 2021 Diana - Princess of Wales, Coin from Tokelau - detailed information

Gold Ounce 2021 Diana - Princess of Wales, Coin from Tokelau
CoinGold Ounce 2021 Diana - Princess of Wales

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 ounce is an internationally popular format, and is denominated as One Hundred Dollars.

This gold coin featuring a photo of Diana - Princess of Wales is a tribute to the "Queen of Hearts". Minted from one ounce of 99.99% gold in proof quality, the coloured reverse features a portrait of the smiling Lady Di.

Princess Diana was born Diana Frances Spencer on 1st July 1961, and married Prince Charles, heir to the throne of Queen Elizabeth II, on July 29, 1981. Diana assumed numerous duties under the sign of the crown and showed extremely high social commitment. It was important to her to use her position wisely and to make the world a better place with the help of charity projects. Because of her pronounced compassion and warm-heartedness, Diana was given the nickname "Queen of Hearts". Even when her marriage to Prince Charles initially crumbled and they eventually divorced, public interest in Diana did not wane. On 31st August 1997, she died in a tragic car accident in Paris. On 1st July 2021, she would have been 60 years old.

MintB. H. Mayer Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage150
Obverse
Tokelau / Gold Ounce 2021 Diana - Princess of Wales - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin depicts the crowned old bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem crown worn for her Coronation (effigy known as the "Fifth Portrait" worldwide but "Sixth Portrait" in Australia, where the Queen's portrait by Vladimir Gottwald was fifth).

The Queen also wears the Coronation Necklace; originally made for Queen Victoria in 1858, it was also worn at the coronations (as Queen's Consort) of Queen Alexandra in 1902, Queen Mary in 1911 and Queen Elizabeth (the Queen mother) in 1937.

Unlike on British coinage, the effigy is "uncouped" (includes the Queen's shoulders). In small letters on the left, the artist's initials JC (for Jody Clark).

Running continuously around the rim is the monarch's legend, the date of issue and the face value: 100 DOLLARS · 2021 TOKELAU · ELIZABETH II · 1oz 9999 GOLD.

The inscription around the rim also incorporates the precious metal content - one troy ounce of 99.99% gold.

Below the portrait is a representation of the national flag of Tokelau.

Obverse Inscription 100 DOLLARS · 2021 TOKELAU · ELIZABETH II · 1oz 9999 GOLD
Reverse
Tokelau / Gold Ounce 2021 Diana - Princess of Wales - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin features a colour photo of Lady Diana, wearing a pearl diadem and pearl earrings. On the left, rose vines.

To the left of the portrait, the inscription Princess of Wales. Around below left, DIANA.

Reverse Inscription Princess of Wales DIANA
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof, coloured.
Packaging: boxed, with numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

It seems that the coin was commissioned by Australian coin company Treasures of Oz, and struck by B.H. Mayer in Germany.

See also

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

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Gold Ounce 2021 Diana - Princess of Wales: Details
CountryTokelau
CurrencyTokelau Dollar
Coin TypeGold Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2021
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Uncouped version)
Face Value100 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage150
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size40.000 mm
Mass31.100 g
OCC IDANMQ-EPYC-QBVX-OJYG
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