|Coin||Gold Ounce 2021 Terra|
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 is the third design in the Terra (Earth) series by the Pressburg Mint; this is also the first year when the series was issued in gold.
The mint says about it:
Earth - in Latin, Terra - is our only home. It provides every resource needed for life, but our lifestyle has left a mark on it. This coin addresses importance of protection of environment and improvement of our relationship to the planet Earth. Fulfilling our needs is as equally important as keeping Earth a viable place for future generations.
The obverse design shows a map of Asia, Australia and Oceania; a location pin highlights the position of Tokelau. On the right, the fourth definitive portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, by Ian Rank-Broadley; his initials IRB are in tiny letters below the neck truncation.
Below left, a stylised flower. The rim is decorated with stylised compass numbering.
Around above, the face value 100 DOLLARS. Around right, the legend of the monarch: ELIZABETH II - TOKELAU. Around below, the name of the series and the date of issue, TERRA 2021. Around left, the GPS coordinates of Tokelau: 9°11'59.0"S 171°50'57.3"W.
The reverse design shows a map of Europe, Africa, North America and South America.
Around above, the inscription 1 oz FINE GOLD 9909 (one troy ounce of 99.99% gold).
Around right, SERVA ME, SERVABO TE (from Latin: protect me, and I will protect you). Around below, the name of the series and the date of issue, TERRA 2021.
Around left, a reference to the global temperature anomaly (January -June 2020): + 1,07 °C / + 1,93 °F.
||1 oz FINE GOLD 9999 SERVA ME, SERVABO TE TERRA 2021
Gold content (Troy oz.): 1.000
Issue price: 1,985.00€
Coins and rounds in the Terra series include:
- 1 oz Silver Round, Terra, (Slovakia) 2018
- 1 oz Silver, Terra, Tokelau 2020
- 1 oz Gold, Terra, Tokelau 2021
- 1/10 oz Gold, Terra, Tokelau 2021
- 1 oz Silver, Terra, Tokelau 2021
- 1 oz Gold, Terra, Tokelau 2022
- 1/10 oz Gold, Terra, Tokelau 2022
- 1 oz Silver, Terra, Tokelau 2022