Gold Fifth-Ounce 2017 Year of the Rooster - Longevity, Coin from Tuvalu - detailed information

Gold Fifth-Ounce 2017 Year of the Rooster - Longevity, Coin from Tuvalu
CoinGold Fifth-Ounce 2017 Year of the Rooster - Longevity

The Tuvaluan Dollar is the currency of Tuvalu - a small nation in the Pacific Ocean. Tuvalu has never had banknotes of its own, and has been issuing coins since 1976; these circulate together with coins of the Australian Dollar, which is also legal tender in the country, and to which the Tuvaluan Dollar is pegged.

The Australian Perth Mint issues a large variety of non-circulating legal tender coins under the authority of Tuvalu. Some of these are in the fifth-ounce gold format (abbreviated as 1/5 oz). Strictly speaking, they are not bullion as they are priced at a premium and are targeted at collectors who appreciate them for their artistic merit and collectable value and not just for their precious metal content.

This coin is part of the Chinese Astrological Series 2017 Year of the Rooster series, and features Longevity.

The Mint says about it:
This 1/5oz pure gold coin featuring the Chinese character for longevity celebrates the Year of the Rooster. Those born under the influence of this sign are said to be hardworking, loyal, honest, and sociable.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage2,000
Obverse
Tuvalu / Gold Fifth-Ounce 2017 Year of the Rooster - Longevity - obverse photo

The obverse 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 and the date: QUEEN ELIZABETH II TUVALU 2017.

Obverse Inscription QUEEN ELIZABETH II TUVALU 2017
Reverse
Tuvalu / Gold Fifth-Ounce 2017 Year of the Rooster - Longevity - reverse photo

The coin’s reverse depicts a rooster holding a flower bulb on which is inscribed the Chinese character for "longevity": (Shòu).

Around above, the precious metal content: 1/5oz 9999 GOLD (one fifth of an ounce of 99.99% gold).

To the right of the rooster, the face value $30 (thirty dollars). On the left, the P mint mark of the Perth Mint. The designer's initials TV (for Thomas Vaughan) are below, on the rooster's spur.

Reverse Inscription 1/5oz 9999 GOLD 壽 $30
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof.
Issued in sets only.

Issued in Set
Chinese Astrological Series 2017 Year of the Rooster 1/5oz Gold Proof Three-Coin Set, mintage 2,000
3 coins: 1/5 oz Gold, Year of the Rooster 2017 - Prosperity, 1/5 oz Gold, Year of the Rooster 2017 - Longevity, 1/5 oz Gold, Year of the Rooster 2017 - Success
See also

Year of the Rooster 2017 coins issued by the Perth Mint include:
- Australia, Gold Two Ounces ($200), Year of the Rooster, 2017
- Australia, Gold Ounce ($100) with coloured version, Year of the Rooster, 2017
- Australia, Gold Ounce High Relief ($100), Year of the Rooster, 2017
- Australia, Gold Half Ounce ($50), Year of the Rooster, 2017
- Australia, Gold Quarter Ounce ($25), Year of the Rooster, 2017
- Australia, Gold Tenth-Ounce ($15), Year of the Rooster, 2017
- Australia, Gold Twentieth-Ounce ($5), Year of the Rooster, 2017
- Australia, Silver Kilo ($30), Year of the Rooster, 2017
- Australia, Silver Ten Ounces ($10), Year of the Rooster, 2017
- Australia, Silver Five Ounces ($8), Year of the Rooster, 2017
- Australia, Silver Two Ounces ($2), Year of the Rooster, 2017
- Australia, Silver Ounce Bullion ($1), Year of the Rooster, 2017
- Australia, Silver Ounce High Relief ($1), Year of the Rooster, 2017
- Australia, Silver Ounce ($1) with Opal, Year of the Rooster, 2017
- Australia, Silver Half Ounce (50 Cents), Year of the Rooster, 2017
- Australia, $1 AlBr, Year of the Rooster, 2017
- Tuvalu, Fifth-Ounce Gold, Year of the Rooster 2017 - Prosperity
- Tuvalu, Fifth-Ounce Gold, Year of the Rooster 2017 - Longevity
- Tuvalu, Fifth-Ounce Gold, Year of the Rooster 2017 - Success
- Tuvalu, Silver Ounce Coloured ($1), Good Fortune - Wealth, 2017
- Tuvalu, Silver Ounce Coloured ($1), Good Fortune - Wisdom, 2017
- Tuvalu, Silver Ounce Coloured Rectangle ($1), Rooster #1, 2017
- Tuvalu, Silver Ounce Coloured Rectangle ($1), Rooster #2, 2017
- Tuvalu, Silver Ounce Coloured Rectangle ($1), Rooster #3, 2017
- Tuvalu, Silver Ounce Coloured Rectangle ($1), Rooster #4, 2017

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Gold Fifth-Ounce 2017 Year of the Rooster - Longevity: Details
CountryTuvalu
CurrencyTuvaluan Dollar
Coin TypeGold Fifth-Ounce (1/5 oz)
Issued2017
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value30 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage2,000
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerThomas Vaughan
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size22.600 mm
Thickness1.500 mm
Mass6.222 g
OCC IDBYNK-ODDC-GDJP-OPQM
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