Silver Ounce 2014 Pegasus, Coin from Tokelau - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2014 Pegasus, Coin from Tokelau
CoinSilver Ounce 2014 Pegasus

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, such as this 1 oz (one ounce) silver coin.

This coin was designed and produced by Treasures of Oz.

The company says about it:
This 2014 Pegasus 1 oz Silver Proof Tokelau Coin is minted to proof quality, and with it you are getting pure silver that also contains incredible artistry. There is detail in every aspect of this coin. Bounding from thunderous clouds high in the sky, the powerful Pegasus from Greek mythology comes to bring his thunderbolts of inspiration. Poets of the 19th century recognised this legendary creature for his ability to create springs of inspiration by striking the earth with his powerful hooves. Writers and artists thought Pegasus brought with him the creative Muses that invigorated thought and ideas.

MintB. H. Mayer Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage60,000
Obverse
Tokelau / Silver Ounce 2014 Pegasus - 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 tiny 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 2014 · ~ FIVE DOLLARS - 1 oz 999 Silver ~.

The inscription also includes the precious metal content, one troy ounce of 99.9% silver.

Below the Queen's effigy is the national badge of Tokelau depicting a "tuluma" - a traditional Tokelauan carved wooden “tackle box” used by local fishermen. A cross in the centre of the tuluma and the inscription below, "Tokelau mo te Atua" ("Tokelau for God") reflect the strong influence of Christianity in Tokelau; due to the small size of the coin, the inscription is not visible.

Obverse Inscription · ELIZABETH II TOKELAU 2014 · ~ FIVE DOLLARS - 1 oz 999 Silver ~
Reverse
Tokelau / Silver Ounce 2014 Pegasus - reverse photo

The reverse design depicts, within a plain rim, mythical winged horse Pegasus leaping above clouds.

There is no inscription.

Reverse Inscription (none)
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Notes

Most of the coins (50,000) have a Reverse Proof finish - polished design on frosted surfaces.

See also

There is also a gold half gram coin with the same design.

Silver Ounce 2014 Pegasus: Known varieties
Variety Reverse Proof
Images Tokelau / Silver Ounce 2014 Pegasus / Reverse Proof - obverse photo Tokelau / Silver Ounce 2014 Pegasus / Reverse Proof - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 50,000 (included in total)
In Set Pegasus 1oz Silver Typeset, mintage 150
Variety Proof
Images Tokelau / Silver Ounce 2014 Pegasus / Proof - obverse photo Tokelau / Silver Ounce 2014 Pegasus / Proof - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 2,500 (included in total)
In Set Pegasus 1oz Silver Typeset, mintage 150
Variety Proof, Coloured Reverse
Images Tokelau / Silver Ounce 2014 Pegasus / Proof, Coloured Reverse - obverse photo Tokelau / Silver Ounce 2014 Pegasus / Proof, Coloured Reverse - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 2,500 (included in total)
In Set Pegasus 1oz Silver Typeset, mintage 150
Variety Proof, Gilded
Images Tokelau / Silver Ounce 2014 Pegasus / Proof, Gilded - obverse photo Tokelau / Silver Ounce 2014 Pegasus / Proof, Gilded - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 2,500 (included in total)
In Set Pegasus 1oz Silver Typeset, mintage 150
Variety Antique Finish
Images Tokelau / Silver Ounce 2014 Pegasus / Antique Finish - obverse photo Tokelau / Silver Ounce 2014 Pegasus / Antique Finish - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 2,500 (included in total)
In Set Pegasus 1oz Silver Typeset, mintage 150
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Silver Ounce 2014 Pegasus: Details
CountryTokelau
CurrencyTokelau Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2014
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value5 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage60,000
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerAlexander Vorodeyev
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size38.600 mm
Mass31.100 g
OCC IDBVYX-OWRC-XNQJ-EJZN
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