Silver Ounce 2021 The Great Old One - Cthulhu, Coin from Tokelau - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2021 The Great Old One - Cthulhu, Coin from Tokelau
CoinSilver Ounce 2021 The Great Old One - Cthulhu

This coin commemorates British writer H.P. Lovecraft's horror stories about monster Cthulhu.

Considered a Great Old One within the pantheon of Lovecraftian cosmic entities, Cthulhu was first introduced in his short story "The Call of Cthulhu" published in 1928. The creature has since been featured in numerous popular culture references. Lovecraft depicts it as a gigantic entity worshipped by cultists, in the shape of a green octopus, dragon, and a caricature of human form. The Lovecraft-inspired universe, the Cthulhu Mythos, where it exists with its fellow entities, is named after it.

The imprisoned Cthulhu is apparently the source of constant subconscious anxiety for all mankind, and is also the object of worship, both by many human cults (including some within New Zealand, Greenland, Louisiana, and the Chinese mountains) and by other Lovecraftian monsters (called Deep Ones and Mi-Go). The short story asserts the premise that, while currently trapped, Cthulhu will eventually return. His worshippers chant "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" ("In his house at R'lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits dreaming").

MintAPMEX Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage10,000
Obverse
Tokelau / Silver Ounce 2021 The Great Old One - Cthulhu - 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: TOKELAU TWO DOLLARS ELIZABETH II 2021.

Above the date, the precious metal content: 1 oz .999 FINE SILVER (one troy ounce of 99.9% silver).

The circle with the Queen's effigy and inscriptions is off-centre. Below it, a steamship travelling from the issuing country of Tokelau in the Pacific to the sunken city of R'lyeh as indicated by a symbol of Cthulhu and oriented by compass rose.

The Queen's effigy, and the background of the obverse outside the circle with the effigy, are frosted.

Obverse Inscription TOKELAU TWO DOLLARS ELIZABETH II 2021
Reverse
Tokelau / Silver Ounce 2021 The Great Old One - Cthulhu - reverse photo

The reverse design features mighty Cthulhu awake from his slumber and attacking the steamship that had been travelling to R'lyeh on the obverse of the coin.

Circumscribed around the edge is the English translation of the cult of Cthulhu chant, which can only be revealed through a looking glass (in a mirror, it reads IN HIS HOUSE AT R'LYEH, DEAD CTHULHU WAITS DREAMING).

Reverse Inscription IN HIS HOUSE AT R'LYEH, DEAD CTHULHU WAITS DREAMING
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Notes

Finish: bullion (Brilliant Uncirculated).
Packaging: in capsule, or 20 coins in heat sealed roll.

See also

There is also a gold ounce with the same design.

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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 2021 The Great Old One - Cthulhu: Details
CountryTokelau
CurrencyTokelau Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz), Bullion
Issued2021
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value5 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage10,000
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size39.000 mm
Mass31.100 g
OCC IDDKLM-OMKC-MGAB-ONZB
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