Gold Ounce 2022 Tutankhamun Discovery, Coin from Tuvalu - detailed information

Gold Ounce 2022 Tutankhamun Discovery, Coin from Tuvalu
CoinGold Ounce 2022 Tutankhamun Discovery

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.

The Mint says about this coin:
It is now 100 years since archaeologist Howard Carter discovered Tutankhamun’s 3,500-year-old tomb in virtually untouched condition. The young pharaoh and the spectacular treasures he was buried with became a worldwide sensation which to this day remain sources of intense fascination. Probably no other artefact epitomises King Tut in the public imagination as his solid gold death mask.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage250
Obverse
Tuvalu / Gold Ounce 2022 Tutankhamun Discovery - 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 1 oz 9999 GOLD 2022 TUVALU 100 DOLLARS.

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

Obverse Inscription QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 oz 9999 GOLD 2022 TUVALU 100 DOLLARS
Reverse
Tuvalu / Gold Ounce 2022 Tutankhamun Discovery - reverse photo

The coin portrays Tutankhamun’s spectacular death mask - the best-known artefact from what is probably the most spectacular archaeological find of all time.

The image is coloured to represent the famous artefact’s glass paste inlays. Behind the mask are hieroglyphs redrawn from the back of the mask, as well as Tutankhamun’s elliptical cartouche on the right.

Around above, the inscription TUTANKHAMUN; around below, 100 YEARS.

The Perth Mint’s P mint mark is in the right field below the cartouche.

Reverse Inscription TUTANKHAMUN 100 YEARS
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Notes

Gold content (Troy oz): 1.000
Finish: proof, coloured.
Packaging: accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, the coin is housed in a classic display case with a black lid and an illustrated shipper.
Date of issue: September 2022.
Perth Mint SKU: 22P32AAA
Issue price: AU$ 3,995.00

See also

There is also a coloured silver two-ounce coin with the same design.

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Gold Ounce 2022 Tutankhamun Discovery: Details
CountryTuvalu
CurrencyTuvaluan Dollar
Coin TypeGold Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2022
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value100 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage250
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerNatasha Muhl
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size32.600 mm
Thickness2.950 mm
Mass31.107 g
OCC IDQRAP-OBNC-WRPJ-OYJD
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