Gold Tenth-Ounce 2021 Vivat Humanitas, Coin from Tokelau - detailed information

Gold Tenth-Ounce 2021 Vivat Humanitas, Coin from Tokelau
CoinGold Tenth-Ounce 2021 Vivat Humanitas

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, and has also authorised some foreign mints to issue bullion coins under its jurisdiction - such as this one.

This is the third design in the Vivat Humanitas (long live humanity) series issued by the Pressburg Mint based in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. It is also the first time the series was issued in gold.

The Mint says about it:
“Where words fail, music speaks.”
- Hans Christian Andersen

The design in the Vivat Humanitas series point out the idea of humanity that keeps on advancing and delivers impressive achievements despite all conflicts and differences. In this issue we are celebrating music as the universal and unique language of mankind.

MintPressburg Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintageunknown
Obverse
Tokelau / Gold Tenth-Ounce 2021 Vivat Humanitas - obverse photo

The obverse design of the coin features 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 tiny letters below the head, the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley).

The portrait is smaller than usual and is located to the right of the centre; it is surrounded by a stylised piano keyboard.

The rest of the surface features music-related symbols, including symbols of notes, the representation of an audio wave above left, and music lines on which is written 1/10 oz (one tenth of a troy ounce) and Au 9999 (99.99% gold) below.

Below left, the legend of the monarch on two lines: ELIZABETH II TOKELAU.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II TOKELAU 1/10 oz Au 9999
Reverse
Tokelau / Gold Tenth-Ounce 2021 Vivat Humanitas - reverse photo

At the centre of the reverse, in a eight-pointed figure consisting of two squares, a stylised human eye and a clef symbol in the middle of a musical score; in the right part of that, the face value $10 (ten dollars). In four of the corners, more musical symbols: eighth note, common time, chord, coda.

The background of the centre imitates vinyl record grooves.

Around above, the inscription VIVAT HUMANITAS (translated from Latin: "Long live humanity”), Around below, the date of issue 2021.

Reverse Inscription VIVAT HUMANITAS 2021 $10
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Gold content (Troy oz.): 0.100
Finish: proof-like.
Issue price: 224.00€

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 138 minted coins of this kind.
Minted as of 4 October 2023: 158 pieces.

See also

Coins and rounds in the Vivat Humanitas series include:
- 1 oz Silver Round, Vivat Humanitas, (Slovakia) 2015
- 1 oz Silver, Vivat Humanitas, Tokelau 2020
- 1 oz Gold, Vivat Humanitas, Tokelau 2021
- 1/10 oz Gold, Vivat Humanitas, Tokelau 2021
- 1 oz Silver, Vivat Humanitas, Tokelau 2021
- 1 oz Gold, Vivat Humanitas, Tokelau 2022
- 1/10 oz Gold, Vivat Humanitas, Tokelau 2022
- 1 oz Silver, Vivat Humanitas, Tokelau 2022
- 1 oz Gold, Vivat Humanitas, Niue 2023
- 1/10 oz Gold, Vivat Humanitas, Niue 2023
- 1 oz Silver, Vivat Humanitas, Niue 2023

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Gold Tenth-Ounce 2021 Vivat Humanitas: Details
CountryTokelau
CurrencyTokelau Dollar
Coin TypeGold Tenth-Ounce (1/10 oz)
Issued2021
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value10 (x Dollar)
Mintageunknown
Mintage Limit1,000
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size16.0000 mm
Mass3.1100 g
OCC IDWMRA-EQPC-AYKM-OYPL
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Gold Tenth-Ounce 2021 Vivat Humanitas: Photo 2021 Tokelau 1/10 oz Gold $10 Vivat Humanitas (Prooflike) / thumbnail 2021 Tokelau 1/10 oz Gold $10 Vivat Humanitas (Prooflike)
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Gold Tenth-Ounce 2021 Vivat Humanitas: Photo 2021 Tokelau 1/10 oz Gold $10 Vivat Humanitas (Prooflike) / thumbnail 2021 Tokelau 1/10 oz Gold $10 Vivat Humanitas (Prooflike)
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Gold Tenth-Ounce 2021 Vivat Humanitas: Photo 2021 Tokelau 1/10 oz Gold $10 Vivat Humanitas (Prooflike) / thumbnail 2021 Tokelau 1/10 oz Gold $10 Vivat Humanitas (Prooflike)
Copyright: APMEX
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Gold Tenth-Ounce 2021 Vivat Humanitas: Photo 2021 Tokelau 1/10 oz Gold $10 Vivat Humanitas (Prooflike) / thumbnail 2021 Tokelau 1/10 oz Gold $10 Vivat Humanitas (Prooflike)
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Gold Tenth-Ounce 2021 Vivat Humanitas: Photo Vivat Humanitas 2021 Proof-Like - 1/10oz 9999 Gold / thumbnail Vivat Humanitas 2021 Proof-Like - 1/10oz 9999 Gold
Copyright: Pressburg Mint
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Gold Tenth-Ounce 2021 Vivat Humanitas: Photo Vivat Humanitas 2021 Proof-Like - 1/10oz 9999 Gold / thumbnail Vivat Humanitas 2021 Proof-Like - 1/10oz 9999 Gold
Copyright: Pressburg Mint
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