|Coin||Gold Ounce 2022 Magnum Opus|
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.
The Mint says about this coin:
Mathematics is the language of nature and the Golden Ratio has baffled scientists for centuries. Showing up everywhere from snail shells to financial markets and all the way to galaxies, this peculiar law of nature seeps into everything. This coin celebrates this phenomenon - can you find all examples and references in the design?
The obverse design shows a number of geometric pattern illustrating the "golden ratio", and a background texture with a geometric motif. Above left, the fourth definitive portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, by Ian Rank-Broadley; below the portrait, in tiny letters the designer's initials IRB.
On two lines above right, the legend of the monarch and the date of issue: ELIZABETH II TOKELAU 2022.
Around below left, the metal content: 1 oz FINE GOLD 9999 (one troy ounce of 99.99% gold).
The reverse design shows a number of geometric patterns illustrating the "golden ratio"; under three of the figures, offset by 120 degrees, three times the inscription MAGNUM OPUS.
Around below right, the face value 100 DOLLARS.
||MAGNUM OPUS 100 DOLLARS
Gold content (Troy oz.): 1.000
Issue price: 1,985.00 EUR
Mintage of these coins seems to be "on demand". The company announces on its web site the mintage limit of the coin, and the number of currently minted coins.
As of 3 March 2023, there were 108 minted coins of this kind.
Minted as of 4 October 2023: 143 pieces.
Coins in the Magnum Opus series include:
- 1 oz Gold, Magnum Opus, Tokelau 2022
- 1/10 oz Gold, Magnum Opus, Tokelau 2022
- 1 oz Silver, Magnum Opus, Tokelau 2022
- 1 oz Gold, Magnum Opus, Niue 2023
- 1/10 oz Gold, Magnum Opus, Niue 2023
- 1 oz Silver, Magnum Opus, Niue 2023