Gold Half Gram 2021 James Bond - 007, Coin from Tuvalu - detailed information

Gold Half Gram 2021 James Bond - 007, Coin from Tuvalu
CoinGold Half Gram 2021 James Bond - 007

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 "mini-coin" half gram of gold format. The coins 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 mini-coin is part of a long running James Bond-themed series by the Perth Mint, and features the 007 logo.

The Mint says about it:
A superb addition to our official 007 James Bond coin series, this 0.5g pure gold coin would make a prized-gift and valuable keepsake for fans of the world-famous secret agent.

Created by author Ian Fleming in 1953, James Bond was brought to cinema screens for the first time in the 1962 movie Dr. No. More than 50 years later, 007 continues to entertain and excite audiences around the world in one of the longest running and most successful film franchises of all time. The coin’s reverse portrays the instantly recognisable 007 gun logo and the inscription JAMES BOND.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage12,007
Obverse
Tuvalu / Gold Half Gram 2021 James Bond - 007 - 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 tiny 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: QUEEN ELIZABETH II 0.5 GRAM 9999 Au 2021 TUVALU 2 DOLLARS.

The inscription around the rim also incorporates the precious metal content. "0.5 GRAM 9999 Au" means "half gram of 99.99% gold" ("Au" is abbreviated from Aurum, the Latin word for gold).

Obverse Inscription QUEEN ELIZABETH II 0.5 GRAM 9999 Au 2021 TUVALU 2 DOLLARS
Reverse
Tuvalu / Gold Half Gram 2021 James Bond - 007 - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin displays the 007 logo at centre, dividing the inscription JAMES BOND.

Reverse Inscription 007 JAMES BOND
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Gold content (Troy oz): 0.016
Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated.
Packaging: in a wallet-sized presentation card featuring a representation of the signature gun barrel graphic from the opening sequence of each Bond movie.
Perth Mint Item ID: 21L37AAD
Issue price: AU$ 89.00

See also

Coins featuring James Bond and issued for Tuvalu by the Perth Mint:
- 1 oz Gold, James Bond - 007, 2020
- 1/4 oz Gold Proof, James Bond - 007, 2020
- 1/2 g Gold, James Bond - 007, 2020
- 1/2 g Gold, James Bond - 007, 2021
- 1 oz Silver Proof Coloured High Relief, James Bond - 007, 2020
- 1 oz Silver, James Bond - 007, 2020
- 1 oz Silver Proof Coloured, James Bond - GoldenEye, 2020
- 1 oz Silver Proof, James Bond - No Time to Die, 2020
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, James Bond - 007, 2021
- 1 oz Silver Proof Coloured, James Bond - Sean Connery, 2021
- 1 oz Silver Proof Coloured, James Bond - For Your Eyes Only, 2021
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, James Bond - 007, 2022
- 1/2 oz Silver Proof Coloured, James Bond - Dr. No, 2021
- 1/2 oz Silver Proof Coloured, James Bond - From Russia with Love 2021
- 1/2 oz Silver Proof Coloured, James Bond - Goldfinger, 2021
- 1/2 oz Silver Proof Coloured, James Bond - Thunderball, 2021
- 1/2 oz Silver Proof Coloured, James Bond - You Only Live Twice, 2021
- 1/2 oz Silver Proof Coloured, James Bond - On Her Majesty's Secret Service 2021
- 1/2 oz Silver Proof Coloured, James Bond - Diamonds Are Forever 2021
- 1/2 oz Silver Proof Coloured, James Bond - Live And Let Die 2021
- 1/2 oz Silver Proof Coloured, James Bond - The Man With The Golden Gun 2021
- 1/2 oz Silver Proof Coloured, James Bond - The Spy Who Loved Me 2021
- 1/2 oz Silver Proof Coloured, James Bond - Moonraker 2021
- 1/2 oz Silver Proof Coloured, James Bond - For Your Eyes Only 2021
- 1/2 oz Silver Proof Coloured, James Bond - Octopussy 2022
- 1/2 oz Silver Proof Coloured, James Bond - A View To A Kill 2022
- 1/2 oz Silver Proof Coloured, James Bond - The Living Daylights 2022

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Gold Half Gram 2021 James Bond - 007: Details
CountryTuvalu
CurrencyTuvaluan Dollar
Coin TypeGold Half Gram (0.5 g)
Issued2021
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value2 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage12,007
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerLucas Bowers
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size11.600 mm
Thickness1.000 mm
Mass0.500 g
OCC IDRMKG-EZAC-XXQA-ONXQ
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