Gold Fifth-Ounce 2022 Year of the Tiger - Longevity, Coin from Tuvalu - detailed information

Gold Fifth-Ounce 2022 Year of the Tiger - Longevity, Coin from Tuvalu
CoinGold Fifth-Ounce 2022 Year of the Tiger - 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 2022 Year of the Tiger by the Perth Mint, and is dedicated to Longevity.

The Mint says about it:
People born under the sign of the lunar tiger are regarded as determined, courageous, confident and charming - exceptional characteristics that bode well for their good fortune in 2022.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage2,000
Obverse
Tuvalu / Gold Fifth-Ounce 2022 Year of the Tiger - 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 2022.

Obverse Inscription QUEEN ELIZABETH II TUVALU 2022
Reverse
Tuvalu / Gold Fifth-Ounce 2022 Year of the Tiger - Longevity - reverse photo

The coin’s reverse depicts a caricature of a cheerful tiger holding an apricot inscribed with the Chinese character for "longevity": (Shòu).

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

Below the figure, the face value $30. The P mint mark of the Perth Mint is on the left; the designer's initials SR (for Sean Rogers) are at the base of the tiger's leg.

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

Finish: proof.
Issued in sets only.

Issued in Set
Chinese Astrological Series 2022 Year of the Tiger 1/5oz Gold Proof Three-Coin Set, mintage 2,000
3 coins: 1/5 oz Gold, Year of the Tiger 2022 - Prosperity, 1/5 oz Gold, Year of the Tiger 2022 - Longevity, 1/5 oz Gold, Year of the Tiger 2022 - Success
See also

Year of the Tiger 2022 coins issued by the Perth Mint include:
- Australia, Platinum Ounce ($100), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Gold Ten Ounces ($1,000), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Gold Two Ounces ($200), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Gold Ounce ($100), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Gold Ounce High Relief ($100), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Gold Half Ounce ($50), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Gold Quarter Ounce ($25), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Gold Tenth-Ounce ($15), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Gold Twentieth-Ounce ($5), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Silver Ten Kilos ($300), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Silver Kilo ($30), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Silver Five Ounces ($8), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Silver Five Ounces High Relief ($8), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Silver Two Ounces ($2), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Silver Two Ounces Antique ($2), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Silver Ounce ($1), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Silver Ounce ($1) with Opal, Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Silver Ounce High Relief ($1), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Silver Half Ounce (50 cents), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Silver Quarter Ounce (25 cents) Coloured, Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Aluminium Bronze $1 in Year of the Tiger 2022 PNC
- Tuvalu, Fifth-Ounce Gold, Year of the Tiger 2022 - Prosperity
- Tuvalu, Fifth-Ounce Gold, Year of the Tiger 2022 - Longevity
- Tuvalu, Fifth-Ounce Gold, Year of the Tiger 2022 - Success
- Tuvalu, Silver Coloured Quadrant (x4 one-ounce coins), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Tuvalu, Silver Ounce Antique ($1) with Rotating Charm, Year of the Tiger 2022
- Tuvalu, Silver Half Ounce Coloured (50 cents), Baby Tiger

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Gold Fifth-Ounce 2022 Year of the Tiger - Longevity: Details
CountryTuvalu
CurrencyTuvaluan Dollar
Coin TypeGold Fifth-Ounce (1/5 oz)
Issued2022
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value30 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage2,000
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerSean Rogers
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size22.600 mm
Thickness1.900 mm
Mass6.221 g
OCC IDBYNK-ODDC-KYPB-OPQM
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