Silver Ounce 2020 Royal Portraits, Coin from Tokelau - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2020 Royal Portraits, Coin from Tokelau
CoinSilver Ounce 2020 Royal Portraits

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.

The Royal Portraits silver coin is a tribute to Britain’s longest reigning monarch Queen Elizabeth II. The design depicts the new Jody Clark portrait and five other images of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II from young to old.

Since 1952, Elizabeth II has been the constitutional monarch of 16 Commonwealth Realms-designated sovereign states. In addition she is head of the 53-nation Commonwealth of Nations and secular head of the Anglican Church of England. Queen Elizabeth II is the longest reigning monarch in history.

MintB. H. Mayer Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage2,000
Obverse
Tokelau / Silver Ounce 2020 Royal Portraits - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin depicts the crowned old bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem crown worn for her Coronation (effigy known as the "Fifth Portrait" worldwide but "Sixth Portrait" in Australia, where the Queen's portrait by Vladimir Gottwald was fifth).

The Queen also wears the Coronation Necklace; originally made for Queen Victoria in 1858, it was also worn at the coronations (as Queen's Consort) of Queen Alexandra in 1902, Queen Mary in 1911 and Queen Elizabeth (the Queen mother) in 1937.

Unlike on British coinage, the effigy is "uncouped" (includes the Queen's shoulders). In small letters on the left, the artist's initials JC (for Jody Clark).

Running continuously around the rim is the monarch's legend, the date of issue and the face value: ELIZABETH II TOKELAU 2021 5 DOLLARS 1oz 999 Ag.

The inscription around the rim also incorporates the precious metal content. "1 oz 999 Ag" means "one ounce of 99.9% silver" - Ag is abbreviated from the Latin word for silver, Argentum.

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

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II TOKELAU 2021 5 DOLLARS 1oz 999 Ag
Reverse
Tokelau / Silver Ounce 2020 Royal Portraits - reverse photo

At the centre of the design is a shield with the Queen's cypher, E II R, crowned with the Crown of St Edward.

Around above that are shown the five "definitive" portraits of Queen Elizabeth II which have been used on British and Commonwealth coinage since her accession to the throne, plus one used in Australia only:
- the First Portrait by Mary Gillick (1953),
- the Second Portrait by Arnold Machin (1964),
- the Third Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (1985),
- the Fourth Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (1988),
- the Portrait by Vladimir Gottwald - considered Fifth in Australia (2000), and
- the Fifth Portrait by Jody Clark - considered Sixth in Australia (2015).

Around below, the inscription ROYAL PORTRAITS, around below which in larger letters, QUEEN ELIZABETH II.

Reverse Inscription ROYAL PORTRAITS QUEEN ELIZABETH II
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof.
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.

See also

There is also a gold one-ounce coin with the same design.

All (18) coins of type: Silver Ounce (1 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Ounce 2014 Unicorn 60,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait · ELIZABETH II TOKELAU 2014 · ~ FIVE DOLLARS - 1 oz 999 Silver ~
Silver Ounce 2014 Pegasus 60,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait · ELIZABETH II TOKELAU 2014 · ~ FIVE DOLLARS - 1 oz 999 Silver ~
Silver Ounce 2015 Ace of Spades 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ONE DOLLAR ELIZABETH II TOKELAU 2015 1oz 999 Silver
Silver Ounce 2015 Ace of Hearts 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ONE DOLLAR ELIZABETH II TOKELAU 2015 1oz 999 Silver
Silver Ounce 2015 Ace of Diamonds 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ONE DOLLAR ELIZABETH II TOKELAU 2015 1oz 999 Silver
Silver Ounce 2015 Ace of Clubs 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ONE DOLLAR ELIZABETH II TOKELAU 2015 1oz 999 Silver
Silver Ounce 2016 Year of the Monkey - Mirror Monkey 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ~ ELIZABETH II ~ TOKELAU 2016 ~ FIVE DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2017 Year of the Rooster - Mirror Rooster 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ~ ELIZABETH II ~ TOKELAU 2017 ~ FIVE DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2018 Year of the Dog - Mirror Dog 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ~ ELIZABETH II ~ TOKELAU 2018 ~ FIVE DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2019 Year of the Pig - Mirror Pig 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ~ ELIZABETH II ~ TOKELAU 2019 ~ FIVE DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2020 Year of the Rat - Mirror Rat 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ~ ELIZABETH II ~ TOKELAU 2020 ~ FIVE DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2020 Royal Portraits 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II TOKELAU 2021 5 DOLLARS 1oz 999 Ag
Silver Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox - Mirror Ox 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ~ ELIZABETH II ~ TOKELAU 2021 ~ FIVE DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2021 Diana - Princess of Wales 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II TOKELAU 2021 5 DOLLARS 1oz 999 Ag
Silver Ounce 2022 Year of the Tiger - Mirror Tiger 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ~ ELIZABETH II ~ TOKELAU 2022 ~ FIVE DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2022 Queen Elizabeth II Accession 1,952 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II TOKELAU 2022 5 DOLLARS 1oz 999 Ag
Silver Ounce 2022 Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee 1,952 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II TOKELAU 2022 5 DOLLARS 1oz 999 Ag
Silver Ounce 2022 Diana - Princess of Wales 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II TOKELAU 2022 5 DOLLARS 1oz 999 Ag
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Silver Ounce 2020 Royal Portraits: Details
CountryTokelau
CurrencyTokelau Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2020
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Uncouped version)
Face Value5 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage2,000
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size38.600 mm
Mass31.100 g
OCC IDRMKG-OZAC-XRLB-ENXQ
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