Silver Ounce 2022 Australian Masked Owl, Coin from Tokelau - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2022 Australian Masked Owl, Coin from Tokelau
CoinSilver Ounce 2022 Australian Masked Owl

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 Australian Masked Owl is the fourth issue in the APMEX Owls series; it continues the Wisdom of Owls series which started in 2018.

The Australian Masked Owl is found in the woodlands and forests in southern Australia. They have a facial disc in the shape of a heart and are dark brown in colour.

MintAPMEX Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage5,000
Obverse
Tokelau / Silver Ounce 2022 Australian Masked Owl - 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 2022 ~ FIVE DOLLARS.

Above the value and denomination, divided by the Queen's portrait, the precious metal content: 1 oz. 999 SILVER (one troy ounce of 99.9% silver).

Below the Queen's effigy, 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.

The rim is decorated with a geometric pattern.

Obverse Inscription ~ ELIZABETH II ~ TOKELAU 2022 ~ FIVE DOLLARS
Reverse
Tokelau / Silver Ounce 2022 Australian Masked Owl - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin depicts a stylised owl in flight.

Around above, the name of the series: OWLS. Around below, the name of the owl type this coin is dedicated to: AUSTRALIAN MASKED OWL.

The rim is decorated with floral motifs.

Reverse Inscription OWLS AUSTRALIAN MASKED OWL
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

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

The coin series was initiated by Australian company Treasures of Oz, and for the first issue the striking of the coins was outsourced to the Mint of Norway. The series then continued in 2021 under the management of American precious metals company APMEX; the coins are struck by 9 Fine Mint, a wholly owned subsidiary of APMEX.

See also

The Wisdom of Owls series of coins includes:
- 1 oz Silver, Scops Owl, 2018
- 1 oz Silver, Great Horned Owl, 2021
- 1 oz Silver, Northern Pygmy Owl, 2021
- 1 oz Silver, Whiskered Screech Owl, 2022
- 1 oz Silver, Australian Masked Owl, 2022

All (24) 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 2018 Scops Owl 1,000 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 Great Horned Owl 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ~ ELIZABETH II ~ TOKELAU 2021 ~ FIVE DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2021 Northern Pygmy Owl 5,000 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 Whiskered Screech Owl 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ~ ELIZABETH II ~ TOKELAU 2022 ~ FIVE DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2022 Australian Masked Owl 5,000 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
Silver Ounce 2023 Year of the Rabbit - Mirror Rabbit 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ~ ELIZABETH II ~ TOKELAU 2023 ~ FIVE DOLLARS
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Silver Ounce 2022 Australian Masked Owl: Details
CountryTokelau
CurrencyTokelau Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2022
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value5 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage5,000
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size38.600 mm
Mass31.100 g
OCC IDRMKG-EZAC-LPNY-ONXQ
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