Gold Fifth-Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox - Longevity, Coin from Tuvalu - detailed information

Gold Fifth-Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox - Longevity, Coin from Tuvalu
CoinGold Fifth-Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox - 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 2021 Year of the Ox by the Perth Mint.

The Mint says about it:
"Crafted from 1/5oz of pure gold in proof quality, this stunning coin celebrates prosperity in the Chinese lunar Year of the Ox.

People born under the sign of the lunar ox are regarded as kind, intelligent, honest, reliable and hardworking - exceptional characteristics that bode well for their good fortune in 2021."

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage2,000
Obverse
Tuvalu / Gold Fifth-Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox - 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 tiny 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 2021.

Obverse Inscription QUEEN ELIZABETH II TUVALU 2021
Reverse
Tuvalu / Gold Fifth-Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox - Longevity - reverse photo

The coin’s reverse depicts a caricature of a dancing ox holding up the Chinese character for "longevity": 壽 (Shòu).

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

To the left of the ox figure, the face value $30, below which the P mint mark of the Perth Mint.

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

Issued in sets only.

Issued in Set
Chinese Astrological Series 2021 Year of the Ox 1/5oz Gold Proof Three-Coin Set, mintage 2,000
3 coins: Fifth-Ounce Gold, Year of the Ox 2021 - Prosperity, Fifth-Ounce Gold, Year of the Ox 2021 - Longevity, Fifth-Ounce Gold, Year of the Ox 2021 - Success
See also

Year of the Ox 2021 coins issued by the Perth Mint include:
- Australia, Platinum Ounce ($1), Year of the Ox 2021
- Australia, Gold Ten Ounces ($1,000), Year of the Ox 2021
- Australia, Gold Two Ounces ($200), Year of the Ox 2021
- Australia, Gold Ounce ($100) High Relief, Year of the Ox 2021
- Australia, Gold Ounce ($100), Year of the Ox 2021 (with coloured version)
- Australia, Gold Half Ounce ($100), Year of the Ox 2021
- Australia, Gold Quarter Ounce ($25), Year of the Ox 2021
- Australia, Gold Tenth-Ounce ($15) Coloured, Year of the Ox 2021
- Australia, Gold Tenth-Ounce ($15), Year of the Ox 2021
- Australia, Gold Twentieth-Ounce ($5) Coloured, Year of the Ox 2021
- Australia, Gold Twentieth-Ounce ($5), Year of the Ox 2021
- Australia, Silver Ten Kilos ($300), Year of the Ox 2021
- Australia, Silver Kilo ($30) First Design, Coloured, Year of the Ox 2021
- Australia, Silver Kilo ($30), Year of the Ox 2021 (with coloured and gold insert versions)
- Australia, Silver Five Ounces ($8) - High Relief, Year of the Ox 2021
- Australia, Silver Five Ounces ($8), Year of the Ox 2021
- Australia, Silver Two Ounces ($2) - Antique, Year of the Ox 2021
- Australia, Silver Two Ounces ($2) with coloured version, Year of the Ox 2021
- Australia, Silver Two Ounces ($2) Coloured, Year of the Ox 2021 - ANDA Special
- Australia, Silver Ounce ($1) with Opal, Year of the Ox 2021
- Australia, Silver Ounce ($1), Year of the Ox 2021 High Relief
- Australia, Silver Ounce ($1), Year of the Ox 2021 (with coloured and gilded versions)
- Australia, Silver Half Ounce (50 cents), Year of the Ox 2021
- Australia, Silver Quarter Ounce (25 cents) First Design, Coloured, Year of the Ox 2021
- Australia, Silver Quarter Ounce (25 cents) Coloured, Year of the Ox 2021
- Australia, Aluminium Bronze $1 in Year of the Ox 2021 PNC
- Tuvalu, Fifth-Ounce Gold, Year of the Ox 2021 - Prosperity
- Tuvalu, Fifth-Ounce Gold, Year of the Ox 2021 - Longevity
- Tuvalu, Fifth-Ounce Gold, Year of the Ox 2021 - Success
- Tuvalu, Silver Half Ounce (50 cents), Baby Ox - Coloured

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Gold Fifth-Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox - Longevity: Details
CountryTuvalu
CurrencyTuvaluan Dollar
Coin TypeGold Fifth-Ounce (1/5 oz)
Issued2021
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value30 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage2,000
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerLucas Bowers
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size22.600 mm
Thickness1.400 mm
Mass6.221 g
OCC IDWMRA-OQPC-RXDZ-EYPL
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