Gold Ounce 2016 Pearl Harbor, Coin from Tuvalu - detailed information

Gold Ounce 2016 Pearl Harbor, Coin from Tuvalu
CoinGold Ounce 2016 Pearl Harbor

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 gold ounce format (abbreviated as 1 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 commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack of Pearl Harbor, which finally forced the United States to enter World War II.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintageunknown
Obverse
Tuvalu / Gold Ounce 2016 Pearl Harbor - 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: QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1oz 9999 GOLD 2016 TUVALU 100 DOLLARS.

The inscription around the rim also incorporates the precious metal content. "1 oz 9999 GOLD" means "one troy ounce of 99.99% gold".

Obverse Inscription QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1oz 9999 GOLD 2016 TUVALU 100 DOLLARS
Reverse
Tuvalu / Gold Ounce 2016 Pearl Harbor - reverse photo

The reverse design shows Japanese bomber planes flying low over American battle ships.

Around above near the rim, the inscription 75TH ANNIVERSARY. Around below, PEARL HARBOR MCMXLI (MCMXLI is the Latin numeral for the year when the attack happened, 1941).

The Perth Mint's P mint mark is on the left. The designer's initials TV (for Thomas Vaughan) are on a ship below right, above the I in MCMXLI).

Reverse Inscription
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Notes

Gold Content (Troy oz): 1.000
Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated.

See also

The design was issued in several different formats:
- 2 oz Gold, Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary, 2016
- 1 oz Gold, Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary, 2016
- 1/4 oz Gold, Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary, 2016
- 1/10 oz Gold, Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary, 2016
- 1 oz Silver, Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary, 2016

Gold Ounce 2016 Pearl Harbor: Known varieties
Variety Proof
Mintage Issued: unknown
All (23) coins of type: Gold Ounce (1 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Gold Ounce 2016 Star Trek - U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 400 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 OZ 9999 GOLD 2016 TUVALU 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2016 Pearl Harbor unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1oz 9999 GOLD 2016 TUVALU 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2019 Queen Anne's Revenge - Blackbeard 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1oz 9999 GOLD 2019 TUVALU 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2020 James Bond - 007 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 oz 9999 GOLD 2020 TUVALU 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2020 The Simpsons - Homer Simpson 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 oz 9999 GOLD 2020 TUVALU 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2020 The Royal Fortune - Black Bart 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1oz 9999 GOLD 2020 TUVALU 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2021 Laughing Buddha 288 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 oz 9999 GOLD 2021 TUVALU 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2021 Gods of Olympus - Zeus 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1oz 9999 GOLD 2021 TUVALU 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2021 Gods of Olympus - Poseidon 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1oz 9999 GOLD 2021 TUVALU 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2021 Gods of Olympus - Hades 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1oz 9999 GOLD 2021 TUVALU 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2021 The Red Flag Fleet - Ching Shih 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1oz 9999 GOLD 2021 TUVALU 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2022 James Bond 60th Anniversary - Family Crest 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 oz 9999 Au 2022 TUVALU 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2022 James Bond 60th Anniversary, Rectangle 300 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II TUVALU 1oz 9999 Au 100 DOLLARS 2022
Gold Ounce 2022 Tutankhamun Discovery 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 oz 9999 GOLD 2022 TUVALU 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2022 Street Fighter - Ryu 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 oz 9999 GOLD 2022 TUVALU 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2022 Street Fighter - Chun Li 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 oz 9999 GOLD 2022 TUVALU 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2022 Goddesses of Olympus - Hera 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1oz 9999 GOLD 2022 TUVALU 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2022 Goddesses of Olympus - Athena 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1oz 9999 GOLD 2022 TUVALU 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2022 Goddesses of Olympus - Aphrodite 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1oz 9999 GOLD 2022 TUVALU 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2022 The Black Flag Fleet - The Rising Sun 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1oz 9999 GOLD 2022 TUVALU 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2023 Gods of Olympus - Ares 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1oz 9999 GOLD 2023 TUVALU 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2023 Gods of Olympus - Artemis 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1oz 9999 GOLD 2023 TUVALU 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2023 The Black Flag Fleet - Fancy 200 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1oz 9999 GOLD 2023 TUVALU 100 DOLLARS
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Gold Ounce 2016 Pearl Harbor: Details
CountryTuvalu
CurrencyTuvaluan Dollar
Coin TypeGold Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2016
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value100 (x Dollar)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerThomas Vaughan
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size32.6000 mm
Thickness3.500 mm
Mass31.1070 g
OCC IDBYNK-EDDC-WXMX-EPQM
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Gold Ounce 2016 Pearl Harbor: Photo 2016 Tuvalu 1 oz Gold Pearl Harbor BU / thumbnail 2016 Tuvalu 1 oz Gold Pearl Harbor BU
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Gold Ounce 2016 Pearl Harbor: Photo 2016 Tuvalu 1 oz Gold Pearl Harbor BU / thumbnail 2016 Tuvalu 1 oz Gold Pearl Harbor BU
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