Silver Five Ounces 2022 Diana - Princess of Wales, Coin from Tokelau - detailed information

Silver Five Ounces 2022 Diana - Princess of Wales, Coin from Tokelau
CoinSilver Five Ounces 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 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 coins under its jurisdiction. Some of them are in the very large five ounces of silver format, such as this coin.

This silver coin featuring a photo of Diana - Princess of Wales is a tribute to the "Queen of Hearts". Minted from five ounces of 99.9% silver in proof quality, the coloured reverse features a black and white portrait of the smiling Lady Di set in a picture frame.

Princess Diana was born Diana Frances Spencer on July 1, 1961, and married Prince Charles, the direct 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 eventually divorced, public interest in Diana did not wane. On August 31, 1997, she died in a tragic car accident in Paris.

MintB. H. Mayer Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage500
Obverse
Tokelau / Silver Five Ounces 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: ELIZABETH II TOKELAU 2022 TEN DOLLARS 5oz 999 SILVER.

The inscription around the rim also incorporates the precious metal content - five troy ounces of 99.9% silver.

Below the portrait is a representation of the national flag of Tokelau.

The central circle is surrounded by a decorative rosette; the background is decorated with an ornate geometric motif.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II TOKELAU 2022 TEN DOLLARS 5oz 999 SILVER
Reverse
Tokelau / Silver Five Ounces 2022 Diana - Princess of Wales - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin features a black and white portrait of the smiling Lady Di set in a picture frame; on the portrait, Princess Diana's handwritten signature is written in white. The portrait is edged with rose vines, and is displayed on a textured background. The blossoms of the vines have been plated with rose gold.

Around below, the inscription DIANA - PRINCESS OF WALES.

Reverse Inscription DIANA - PRINCESS OF WALES
EdgeMilled interrupted, inscribedEdge Inscription[serial number]
Notes

Finish: proof, coloured, selective gold plating, edge numbering (unique serial number of each coin).
Packaging: boxed, with a 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 gold five-ounce coin with the same design.

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Silver Five Ounces 2022 Diana - Princess of Wales: Details
CountryTokelau
CurrencyTokelau Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Five Ounces (5 oz)
Issued2022
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value10 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage500
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size65.000 mm
Mass155.500 g
OCC IDNXYD-ONZC-XWMN-OVRB
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