Gold Ounce 2022 Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, Coin from Tokelau - detailed information

Gold Ounce 2022 Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, Coin from Tokelau
CoinGold Ounce 2022 Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee

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 commemorates the Platinum Jubilee (70th anniversary) of Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the throne.

On 6 February 1952, at the age of 25, she ascended the throne for the first time and was crowned Queen on 2 June 1953 at Westminster Abbey. The ceremony, with the exception of the anointing and communion, was televised for the first time. Since then, Elizabeth II has been the constitutional monarch of 16 sovereign states known as "Commonwealth Realms", including their territories and dependent areas. She is also head of the Commonwealth of Nations, which comprises 53 states, and secular head of the Anglican Church of England. Queen Elizabeth II was the longest reigning monarch as at the time the coin was issued.

MintB. H. Mayer Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage150
Obverse
Tokelau / Gold Ounce 2022 Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee - 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 Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee - reverse photo

Within an ornate rim, the reverse design shows a crowned portrait of the young Queen Elizabeth II, which is surrounded by various royal symbols as well as the national symbols of the constituent countries of the United Kingdom - rose (England), shamrock (Northern Ireland), thistle (Scotland) and leek (Wales).

Above the portrait, Saint Edward's Crown.

In a ribbon below the portrait, the inscriptions QUEEN ELIZABETH II; around below near the rim, PLATINUM JUBILEE. The distinctive feature of this coin is the real sapphire set into the reverse, between the words PLATINUM and Jubilee. The blue gemstone has always been of great importance for kings and aristocrats and is considered a symbol of royalty.

Reverse Inscription QUEEN ELIZABETH II PLATINUM JUBILEE
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Notes

Finish: proof, sapphire insert.
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 ounce with the same design.

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Gold Ounce 2022 Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee: 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 IDYRVP-OVRC-WZJP-ODQG
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