Gold Ounce 2022 Icon - Marilyn Monroe, Coin from Tokelau - detailed information

Gold Ounce 2022 Icon - Marilyn Monroe, Coin from Tokelau
CoinGold Ounce 2022 Icon - Marilyn Monroe

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 Icon series issued by the Pressburg Mint, and the second of the series issued in gold; it features Marilyn Monroe (1926 - 1962), a famous American actress, singer, and model.

The mint says about the series:
Icon in its many meanings - as a Greek word for image, as a work of art, as a characteristic of a famous person or a thing that represents something of importance.

MintPressburg Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage999
Obverse
Tokelau / Gold Ounce 2022 Icon - Marilyn Monroe - 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: TOKELAU 100 DOLLARS 2022 1 OZ FINE GOLD ELIZABETH II.

The inscription also includes the metal content - one troy ounce of gold.

The background is patterned with fine dots; the rim features a series of concentric circles made up of dots in diminishing sizes. The date of issue 2022 is divided by the portrait. Divided year of issue is one of the distinguishing features of the historical Pressburg Mint, after which the modern mint is named.

Obverse Inscription TOKELAU 100 DOLLARS 2022 1 OZ FINE GOLD ELIZABETH II
Reverse
Tokelau / Gold Ounce 2022 Icon - Marilyn Monroe - reverse photo

The reverse design consists entirely of a textured surface of thin lines. These display a latent image of American actress Marilyn Monroe, and the word ICON.

Reverse Inscription ICON
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Gold content (Troy oz.): 1.000
Finish: proof-like.
Issue price: 1,860.00€

See also

Coins in the Icon sries include:
- 1 oz Silver, Icon - Goddess Diana, 2020
- 1 oz Gold, Icon - Mona Lisa, 2021
- 1 oz Silver, Icon - Mona Lisa, 2021
- 1 oz Gold, Icon - Marilyn Monroe, 2022
- 1 oz Silver, Icon - Marilyn Monroe, 2022

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Gold Ounce 2022 Icon - Marilyn Monroe: Details
CountryTokelau
CurrencyTokelau Dollar
Coin TypeGold Ounce (1 oz), Bullion
Issued2022
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value100 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage999
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size37.000 mm
Mass31.100 g
OCC IDRMKG-EZAC-LWGZ-ONXQ
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