Silver Five Ounces 2022 Platinum Jubilee, Coin from Tokelau - detailed information

Silver Five Ounces 2022 Platinum Jubilee, Coin from Tokelau
CoinSilver Five Ounces 2022 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 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 coin commemorates the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II (70 years since her accession on the throne).

On February 6, 1952 Elizabeth II ascended the throne at the age of 25 and was crowned queen at Westminster Abbey on June 2, 1953. 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 territories. She is also head of the 53-state Commonwealth of Nations and secular head of the Anglican Church of England. Queen Elizabeth II is the longest reigning monarch to date and the first to celebrate such an anniversary.

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

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 Ag
Reverse
Tokelau / Silver Five Ounces 2022 Platinum Jubilee - reverse photo

At centre, the reverse design displays the Queen's cypher E II R (Elizabeth II Regina - Elizabeth the Second, Queen), surrounding which is the inscription QUEEN ELIZABETH II and the anniversary dates 1952 - 2022.

Surrounding the cypher and text, in a cruciform pattern: above, a representation of Saint Edward's Crown (with a diamond set into it; on the right, the Shield of Ireland featuring a harp; below, the Shield of England featuring three walking lions; and on the left, the Shield of Scotland featuring a rampant lion.

Separating these, in small circle are the plants representing the four constituent countries of the United Kingdom: the rose of England, the leek of Wales, the shamrock of Northern Ireland and the thistle of Scotland.

The decorated edge of the coin shows the inscriptions PLATINUM JUBILEE, SERVICE and DEVOTION.

Reverse Inscription E II R QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 PLATINUM JUBILEE SERVICE DEVOTION
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof, diamond 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.

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Silver Five Ounces 2022 Platinum Jubilee: 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 IDLBRP-ORRC-KBKN-OMNY
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