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 head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem crown and the Victoria Coronation necklace worn for her Coronation. This is her effigy known as the "Fifth Portrait" worldwide and "Sixth Portrait" in Australia, in "uncouped" version - showing the Queen's shoulders and not terminating at the neck as the normal version.

In small letters on the left, the artist's initials J.C (for Jody Clark).

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

The inscription around the rim also incorporates the precious metal content. "1 oz 9999 Au" means "one ounce of 99.99% gold" - Au is abbreviated from the Latin word for gold, Aurum.

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

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II TOKELAU 2021 100 DOLLARS 1oz 9999 Au
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
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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