Silver Ounce 2019 Fonu - Loggerhead, Coin from Tokelau - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2019 Fonu - Loggerhead, Coin from Tokelau
CoinSilver Ounce 2019 Fonu - Loggerhead

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.

The silver ounce (abbreviated as 1 oz) is an internationally popular format, and is denominated as Five Dollars.

This design is the sixth issue in a twelve-year series of bullion coins called Marine Life (or Tokelau Sealife), and features the Loggerhead Sea Turtle. This is the first time that an animal which is not a fish featured in the series; the mintage was also much lower than earlier issues.

The loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta), is a species of oceanic turtle distributed throughout the world. It is a marine reptile, belonging to the family Cheloniidae. The average loggerhead measures around 90 cm (35 in) in carapace length when fully grown. The adult loggerhead sea turtle weighs approximately 135 kg, with the largest specimens weighing in at more than 450 kg. The skin ranges from yellow to brown in colour, and the shell is typically reddish brown. No external differences in sex are seen until the turtle becomes an adult, the most obvious difference being the adult males have thicker tails and shorter lower shells than the females. The loggerhead has a lifespan of 47-67 years.

MintHighland Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage20,000
Obverse
Tokelau / Silver Ounce 2019 Fonu - Loggerhead - 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 2019 · ~ FIVE DOLLARS - 1 oz 999 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 AUA ("Tokelau for God") reflect the strong influence of Christianity in Tokelau.

Obverse Inscription · ELIZABETH II TOKELAU 2019 · ~ FIVE DOLLARS - 1 oz 999 Silver ~
Reverse
Tokelau / Silver Ounce 2019 Fonu - Loggerhead - reverse photo

The reverse design shows the image of a loggerhead sea turtle swimming above corals.

Around above, the inscription FONU - LOGGERHEAD. Around below, TOKELAU.

Reverse Inscription FONU - LOGGERHEAD TOKELAU
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Notes

Finish: bullion (Brilliant Uncirculated).
Packaging: loose, or 20 coins in mint tube, or 500 in sealed monster box.

See also

Coins in the Marine Life series include:
- 1 oz Silver, Kakahi - Yellowfin Tuna, 2014
- 1/2 oz Silver, Kakahi - Yellowfin Tuna, 2014
- 0.5 g Gold, Kakahi - Yellowfin Tuna, 2015
- 1 oz Silver, Mokoha - Great White Shark, 2015
- 0.5 Gold, Mokoha - Great White Shark, 2015
- 1 oz Silver, Hakula - Sailfish, 2016
- 1 oz Silver, Kapoa - Barracuda, 2017
- 1 oz Silver, Mago-Taguta - Leopard Shark, 2018
- 1 oz Silver, Fonu - Loggerhead, 2019
- 1 oz Gold, Hahave - Flying Fish, 2020
- 1 oz Silver, Hahave - Flying Fish, 2020
- 1 oz Gold, Tautu - Porcupine Fish, 2021
- 1 oz Silver, Tautu - Porcupine Fish, 2021
- 1 oz Gold, Hakuhakulele - Lionfish, 2022
- 1 oz Silver, Hakuhakulele - Lionfish, 2022

All (57) coins of type: Silver Ounce (1 oz), Bullion
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Ounce 2014 Kakahi - Yellowfin Tuna 500,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait · ELIZABETH II TOKELAU 2014 · ~ FIVE DOLLARS - 1 oz 999 Silver ~
Silver Ounce 2015 Mokoha - Great White Shark 500,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait · ELIZABETH II TOKELAU 2015 · ~ FIVE DOLLARS - 1 oz 999 Silver ~
Silver Ounce 2016 Hakula - Sailfish 250,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait · ELIZABETH II TOKELAU 2016 · ~ FIVE DOLLARS - 1 oz 999 Silver ~
Silver Ounce 2017 Kapoa - Barracuda 250,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait · ELIZABETH II TOKELAU 2017 · ~ FIVE DOLLARS - 1 oz 999 Silver ~
Silver Ounce 2018 Mago-Taguta - Leopard Shark 250,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait · ELIZABETH II TOKELAU 2018 · ~ FIVE DOLLARS - 1 oz 999 Silver ~
Silver Ounce 2018 Equilibrium 45,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II TOKELAU 2018
Silver Ounce 2019 Fonu - Loggerhead 20,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait · ELIZABETH II TOKELAU 2019 · ~ FIVE DOLLARS - 1 oz 999 Silver ~
Silver Ounce 2019 Equilibrium 30,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II TOKELAU 1oz FINE SILVER 999 5 DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2019 Chronos 45,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II * TOKELAU 2019 ONE OUNCE FINE SILVER 999
Silver Ounce 2020 Hahave - Flying Fish 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ~ ELIZABETH II ~ TOKELAU 2020 ~ FIVE DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2020 Equilibrium 30,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II TOKELAU 2020 1oz FINE SILVER 999
Silver Ounce 2020 Chronos 30,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait 1oz FINE SILVER 2020 ELIZABETH II - TOKELAU
Silver Ounce 2020 Terra 30,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait 5 DOLLARS ELIZABETH II - TOKELAU TERRA 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Vivat Humanitas 30,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II TOKELAU 5 DOLLARS 1oz Ag 999
Silver Ounce 2020 Icon - Diana 30,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait TOKELAU 5 DOLLARS 2020 1 OZ FINE SILVER ELIZABETH II
Silver Ounce 2021 Tautu - Porcupine Fish 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ~ ELIZABETH II ~ TOKELAU 2021 ~ FIVE DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2021 The Great Old One - Cthulhu 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait TOKELAU TWO DOLLARS ELIZABETH II 2021
Silver Ounce 2021 Bull and Bear 500,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · TOKELAU · 5 DOLLARS · 2021 ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Goddess Europa 100,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · TOKELAU · 5 DOLLARS · 2021 ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Equilibrium 30,999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II - TOKELAU 2021 5 DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2021 Chronos 37,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait 5 DOLLARS 2021 ELIZABETH II - TOKELAU
Silver Ounce 2021 Terra 37,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait 5 DOLLARS ELIZABETH II - TOKELAU TERRA 2021
Silver Ounce 2021 Vivat Humanitas 37,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II TOKELAU 1oz Ag 999
Silver Ounce 2021 Icon - Mona Lisa 30,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait TOKELAU 5 DOLLARS 2021 1 OZ FINE SILVER ELIZABETH II
Silver Ounce 2021 Zodiac - Aries unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ~ ELIZABETH II ~ TOKELAU 2021 ~ FIVE DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2021 Zodiac - Taurus unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ~ ELIZABETH II ~ TOKELAU 2021 ~ FIVE DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2021 Zodiac - Gemini unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ~ ELIZABETH II ~ TOKELAU 2021 ~ FIVE DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2021 Zodiac - Cancer unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ~ ELIZABETH II ~ TOKELAU 2021 ~ FIVE DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2021 Zodiac - Leo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ~ ELIZABETH II ~ TOKELAU 2021 ~ FIVE DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2021 Zodiac - Virgo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ~ ELIZABETH II ~ TOKELAU 2021 ~ FIVE DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2021 Zodiac - Libra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ~ ELIZABETH II ~ TOKELAU 2021 ~ FIVE DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2021 Zodiac - Scorpio unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ~ ELIZABETH II ~ TOKELAU 2021 ~ FIVE DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2021 Zodiac - Sagittarius unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ~ ELIZABETH II ~ TOKELAU 2021 ~ FIVE DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2021 Zodiac - Capricorn unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ~ ELIZABETH II ~ TOKELAU 2021 ~ FIVE DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2021 Zodiac - Aquarius unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ~ ELIZABETH II ~ TOKELAU 2021 ~ FIVE DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2021 Zodiac - Pisces unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ~ ELIZABETH II ~ TOKELAU 2021 ~ FIVE DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2022 Hakuhakulele - Lionfish 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ~ ELIZABETH II ~ TOKELAU 2022 ~ FIVE DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2022 Bull and Bear 500,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · TOKELAU · 5 DOLLARS · 2022 ·
Silver Ounce 2022 Goddess Europa 100,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · TOKELAU · 5 DOLLARS · 2022 ·
Silver Ounce 2022 Equilibrium 30,999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II - TOKELAU 2022 1 oz FINE SILVER 9999
Silver Ounce 2022 Chronos 37,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II TOKELAU 2022 1 oz FINE SILVER 9999
Silver Ounce 2022 Terra 37,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait 5 DOLLARS ELIZABETH II - TOKELAU TERRA 2022
Silver Ounce 2022 Vivat Humanitas 30,999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II TOKELAU 2022 5 DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2022 Icon - Marilyn Monroe 30,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait TOKELAU 5 DOLLARS 2022 1 OZ FINE SILVER ELIZABETH II
Silver Ounce 2022 Magnum Opus 20,999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II TOKELAU 2022 1 oz FINE SILVER 9999
Silver Ounce 2022 Zodiac - Aries unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ~ ELIZABETH II ~ TOKELAU 2022 ~ FIVE DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2022 Zodiac - Taurus unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ~ ELIZABETH II ~ TOKELAU 2022 ~ FIVE DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2022 Zodiac - Gemini unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ~ ELIZABETH II ~ TOKELAU 2022 ~ FIVE DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2022 Zodiac - Cancer unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ~ ELIZABETH II ~ TOKELAU 2021 ~ FIVE DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2022 Zodiac - Leo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ~ ELIZABETH II ~ TOKELAU 2022 ~ FIVE DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2022 Zodiac - Virgo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ~ ELIZABETH II ~ TOKELAU 2022 ~ FIVE DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2022 Zodiac - Libra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ~ ELIZABETH II ~ TOKELAU 2022 ~ FIVE DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2022 Zodiac - Scorpio unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ~ ELIZABETH II ~ TOKELAU 2022 ~ FIVE DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2022 Zodiac - Sagittarius unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ~ ELIZABETH II ~ TOKELAU 2022 ~ FIVE DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2022 Zodiac - Capricorn unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ~ ELIZABETH II ~ TOKELAU 2022 ~ FIVE DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2022 Zodiac - Aquarius unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ~ ELIZABETH II ~ TOKELAU 2022 ~ FIVE DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2022 Zodiac - Pisces unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ~ ELIZABETH II ~ TOKELAU 2022 ~ FIVE DOLLARS
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Silver Ounce 2019 Fonu - Loggerhead: Details
CountryTokelau
CurrencyTokelau Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz), Bullion
Issued2019
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value5 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage20,000
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size38.600 mm
Mass31.100 g
OCC IDRNAZ-EGWC-ABVP-EXJL
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2019 Tokelau 1 oz Silver $5 Loggerhead Turtle
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2019 Tokelau 1 oz Silver $5 Loggerhead Turtle
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