Gold Ounce 2022 Diana - Princess of Wales, Coin from Tokelau - detailed information

Gold Ounce 2022 Diana - Princess of Wales, Coin from Tokelau
CoinGold Ounce 2022 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.

MintB. H. Mayer Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage150
Obverse
Tokelau / Gold Ounce 2022 Diana - Princess of Wales - 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: 100 DOLLARS · 2022 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 · 2022 TOKELAU · ELIZABETH II · 1oz 9999 GOLD
Reverse
Tokelau / Gold Ounce 2022 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. The portrait is surrounded by rose vines.

Around above, the inscription DIANA - PRINCESS OF WALES.

Reverse Inscription DIANA - PRINCESS OF WALES
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 2022 Diana - Princess of Wales: Details
CountryTokelau
CurrencyTokelau Dollar
Coin TypeGold Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2022
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
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 IDQRAP-EBNC-MAMG-EYJD
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