Silver Ounce 2022 Goddess Europa, Coin from Tokelau - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2022 Goddess Europa, Coin from Tokelau
CoinSilver Ounce 2022 Goddess Europa

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 bullion coin features Europa, after whom the continent of Europe was named.

In Greek mythology, Europa (Ancient Greek: Εὐρώπη) was a Phoenician princess of Argive Greek origin, and the mother of King Minos of Crete. The story of her abduction by Zeus in the form of a bull was a Cretan story. Europa's earliest literary reference is in the Iliad, which is commonly dated to the 8th century BC.

Supreme god Zeus was enamoured of Europa and decided to seduce or rape her, the two being near-equivalent in Greek myth. He transformed himself into a tame white bull and mixed in with her father's herds. While Europa and her helpers were gathering flowers, she saw the bull, caressed his flanks, and eventually got onto his back. Zeus took that opportunity and ran to the sea and swam, with her on his back, to the island of Crete. He then revealed his true identity, and Europa became the first queen of Crete.

MintBulmint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintageunknown
Obverse
Tokelau / Silver Ounce 2022 Goddess Europa - 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 · 5 DOLLARS · 2022 ·.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · TOKELAU · 5 DOLLARS · 2022 ·
Reverse
Tokelau / Silver Ounce 2022 Goddess Europa - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin illustrates the legend of Europa and the bull (Zeus), depicting her riding a bull above the waves, with the rays of the rising sun behind.

Around above, the inscription GODDESS EUROPA. Around below, the precious metal content: 1 oz. 999.9 Fine Silver (one troy ounce of 99.99% silver).

Reverse Inscription GODDESS EUROPA · 1 oz. 999.9 Fine Silver ·
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: bullion (Brilliant Uncirculated).
Packaging: loose individual coin, or 20 coins in mint tube.

See also

Coins in the Goddess Europa bullion series include:
- 1 kg Silver Coin Bar, Goddess Europa, Tokelau 2021
- 1 oz Silver, Goddess Europa, Tokelau 2021
- 1 kg Silver Coin Bar, Goddess Europa, Tokelau 2022
- 1 oz Silver, Goddess Europa, Tokelau 2022
- 1 kg Silver Coin Bar, Goddess Europa, Chad 2023
- 1 oz Silver, Goddess Europa, Chad 2023

All (59) 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 unknown 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 unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II TOKELAU 1oz FINE SILVER 999 5 DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2019 Chronos unknown 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 unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II TOKELAU 2020 1oz FINE SILVER 999
Silver Ounce 2020 Chronos unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait 1oz FINE SILVER 2020 ELIZABETH II - TOKELAU
Silver Ounce 2020 Terra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait 5 DOLLARS ELIZABETH II - TOKELAU TERRA 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Vivat Humanitas unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II TOKELAU 5 DOLLARS 1oz Ag 999
Silver Ounce 2020 Icon - Diana unknown 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 unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · TOKELAU · 5 DOLLARS · 2021 ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Goddess Europa unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · TOKELAU · 5 DOLLARS · 2021 ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Equilibrium unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II - TOKELAU 2021 5 DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2021 Chronos unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait 5 DOLLARS 2021 ELIZABETH II - TOKELAU
Silver Ounce 2021 Terra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait 5 DOLLARS ELIZABETH II - TOKELAU TERRA 2021
Silver Ounce 2021 Vivat Humanitas unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II TOKELAU 1oz Ag 999
Silver Ounce 2021 Icon - Mona Lisa unknown 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 unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · TOKELAU · 5 DOLLARS · 2022 ·
Silver Ounce 2022 Goddess Europa unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · TOKELAU · 5 DOLLARS · 2022 ·
Silver Ounce 2022 Equilibrium unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II - TOKELAU 2022 1 oz FINE SILVER 9999
Silver Ounce 2022 Chronos unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II TOKELAU 2022 1 oz FINE SILVER 9999
Silver Ounce 2022 Terra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait 5 DOLLARS ELIZABETH II - TOKELAU TERRA 2022
Silver Ounce 2022 Vivat Humanitas unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II TOKELAU 2022 5 DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2022 Icon - Marilyn Monroe unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait TOKELAU 5 DOLLARS 2022 1 OZ FINE SILVER ELIZABETH II
Silver Ounce 2022 Magnum Opus unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II TOKELAU 2022 1 oz FINE SILVER 9999
Silver Ounce 2022 Komodo Dragon 18,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · TOKELAU · 2022 TWO DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2022 Komodo Dragon A.I. Apocalypse 18,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · TOKELAU · 2022 TWO DOLLARS
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 2022 Goddess Europa: Details
CountryTokelau
CurrencyTokelau Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz), Bullion
Issued2022
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value5 (x Dollar)
Mintageunknown
Mintage Limit100,000
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size38.6000 mm
Mass31.1000 g
OCC IDDKLM-EMKC-MLGP-ENZB
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Silver Ounce 2022 Goddess Europa: Photos
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Silver Ounce 2022 Goddess Europa: Photo 2022 1 oz Tokelau Goddess Europa Silver Coin (BU) / thumbnail 2022 1 oz Tokelau Goddess Europa Silver Coin (BU)
Copyright: JM Bullion
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Silver Ounce 2022 Goddess Europa: Photo 2022 1 oz Tokelau Goddess Europa Silver Coin (BU) / thumbnail 2022 1 oz Tokelau Goddess Europa Silver Coin (BU)
Copyright: JM Bullion
Source