Gold Ounce 2019 Queen Anne's Revenge - Blackbeard, Coin from Tuvalu - detailed information

Gold Ounce 2019 Queen Anne's Revenge - Blackbeard, Coin from Tuvalu
CoinGold Ounce 2019 Queen Anne's Revenge - Blackbeard

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 is the first issue in the pirate-themed Black Flag series of premium bullion coins, and features Blackbeard and Queen Anne's Revenge.

Edward Teach (alternatively spelled Edward Thatch, c. 1680 - 1718), better known as Blackbeard, was an English pirate who operated around the West Indies and the eastern coast of Britain's North American colonies. Little is known about his early life, but he may have been a sailor on privateer ships during Queen Anne's War before he settled on the Bahamian island of New Providence, a base for Captain Benjamin Hornigold, whose crew Teach joined around 1716. Hornigold placed him in command of a sloop that he had captured, and the two engaged in numerous acts of piracy.

Teach captured a French slave ship known as La Concorde, renamed her Queen Anne's Revenge, equipped her with 40 guns, and crewed her with over 300 men. He became a renowned pirate, his nickname derived from his thick black beard and fearsome appearance; he was reported to have tied lit fuses (slow matches) under his hat to frighten his enemies. He formed an alliance of pirates and blockaded the port of Charles Town, South Carolina, ransoming the port's inhabitants. He then ran Queen Anne's Revenge aground on a sandbar near Beaufort, North Carolina. He parted company with Bonnet and settled in Bath, North Carolina, also known as Bath Town, where he accepted a royal pardon. But he was soon back at sea, where he attracted the attention of Alexander Spotswood, the Governor of Virginia. Spotswood arranged for a party of soldiers and sailors to capture him; on 22 November 1718 following a ferocious battle Teach and several of his crew were killed by a small force of sailors led by Lieutenant Robert Maynard.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage100
Obverse
Tuvalu / Gold Ounce 2019 Queen Anne's Revenge - Blackbeard - 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 2019 TUVALU 100 DOLLARS.

The inscription around the rim also incorporates the precious metal content: one troy ounce of 99.99% gold.

The portrait of the Queen has a mirror finish; the rest of the surface is frosted.

Obverse Inscription QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1oz 9999 GOLD 2019 TUVALU 100 DOLLARS
Reverse
Tuvalu / Gold Ounce 2019 Queen Anne's Revenge - Blackbeard - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin shows pirate ship Queen Anne's revenge under sail, flying the flag of Edward Teach - showing himself spearing a heart with his left hand, with his right hand raised and holding a glass in toast. In the background on the left, a human skull.

The Perth Mint's P mint mark is on the right. The initials of the designer, LB (for Lucas Bowers) are in small letters, overlaid on a sail next to the second mast of the ship.

Around above, the inscription QUEEN ANNE'S REVENGE. Separated from this by two skull-and-bones motifs, around below BLACK FLAG: BLACKBEARD 1oz .9999 Au (Au is abbreviated from Aurum, the Latin word for gold).

Reverse Inscription QUEEN ANNE'S REVENGE BLACK FLAG: BLACKBEARD 1oz .9999 Au
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Notes

Gold Content (Troy oz): 1.000
Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated, frosted surfaces.
Packaging: in capsule and themed presentation box.

See also

Pirate-themed Tuvalu coins issued in the Black Flag series:
- 1 oz Gold, Queen Anne's Revenge - Blackbeard, 2019
- 5 oz Silver, Queen Anne's Revenge - Blackbeard, 2019
- 1 oz Silver, Queen Anne's Revenge - Blackbeard, 2019
- 1 oz Gold, The Royal Fortune - Black Bart, 2020
- 5 oz Silver, The Royal Fortune - Black Bart, 2020
- 1 oz Silver, The Royal Fortune - Black Bart, 2020
- 1 oz Gold, The Red Flag Fleet - Ching Shih, 2021
- 5 oz Silver, The Red Flag Fleet - Ching Shih, 2021
- 1 oz Silver, The Red Flag Fleet - Ching Shih, 2021
- 1 oz Gold, The Rising Sun - William Moody, 2022
- 5 oz Silver, The Rising Sun - William Moody, 2022
- 1 oz Silver, The Rising Sun - William Moody, 2022

All (15) coins of type: Gold Ounce (1 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
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, Rectangle 300 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II TUVALU 1oz 9999 Au 100 DOLLARS 2022
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 The Black Flag Fleet - The Rising Sun 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1oz 9999 GOLD 2022 TUVALU 100 DOLLARS
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Gold Ounce 2019 Queen Anne's Revenge - Blackbeard: Details
CountryTuvalu
CurrencyTuvaluan Dollar
Coin TypeGold Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2019
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value100 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage100
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerLucas Bowers
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size32.100 mm
Thickness3.500 mm
Mass31.100 g
OCC IDAPVZ-EYRC-DDDR-OLMD
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