Silver Ounce 2021 Diana - Princess of Wales, Coin from Tokelau - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2021 Diana - Princess of Wales, Coin from Tokelau
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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 silver coin featuring a photo of Diana - Princess of Wales is a tribute to the "Queen of Hearts". Minted from one ounce of 99.9% silver in proof quality, the coloured reverse features a portrait of the smiling Lady Di. Also included in the design are rose vines, whose blossoms have been plated with rose gold, giving the coin an exceptionally classy look.

Princess Diana was born Diana Frances Spencer on 1st July 1961, and married Prince Charles, heir to the throne of Queen Elizabeth II, on July 29, 1981. Diana assumed numerous duties under the sign of the crown and showed extremely high social commitment. It was important to her to use her position wisely and to make the world a better place with the help of charity projects. Because of her pronounced compassion and warm-heartedness, Diana was given the nickname "Queen of Hearts". Even when her marriage to Prince Charles initially crumbled and they eventually divorced, public interest in Diana did not wane. On 31st August 1997, she died in a tragic car accident in Paris. On 1st July 2021, she would have been 60 years old.

MintB. H. Mayer Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage1,500
Obverse
Tokelau / Silver Ounce 2021 Diana - Princess of Wales - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin depicts the crowned old head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem crown and the Victoria Coronation necklace worn for her Coronation. This is her effigy known as the "Fifth Portrait" worldwide and "Sixth Portrait" in Australia, in "uncouped" version - showing the Queen's shoulders and not terminating at the neck as the normal version.

In small letters on the left, the artist's initials J.C (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 2021 Diana - Princess of Wales - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin features a colour photo of Lady Diana, wearing a pearl diadem and pearl earrings. On the left, rose vines whose blossoms have been plated with rose gold.

To the left of the portrait, the inscription Princess of Wales. Around below left, DIANA.

Reverse Inscription Princess of Wales DIANA
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof, coloured, with selective 24-carat rose gold plating.
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.

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Silver Ounce 2021 Diana - Princess of Wales: Details
CountryTokelau
CurrencyTokelau Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2021
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Uncouped version)
Face Value5 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage1,500
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size40.000 mm
Mass31.100 g
OCC IDDKLM-EMKC-MBVD-ENZB
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