Gold Quarter Ounce 2015 Back to the Future, Coin from Tuvalu - detailed information

Gold Quarter Ounce 2015 Back to the Future, Coin from Tuvalu
CoinGold Quarter Ounce 2015 Back to the Future

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 quarter-ounce format (abbreviated as 1/4 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:
Thirty years after the box office success of Back to the Future, the Perth Mint is excited to present the Back to the Future - 2015 1/4oz Gold Proof Coin.

Back to the Future is an American science fiction comedy film released in July 1985 and starring Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly, a high school student who accidentally travels 30 years into the past to 1955, jeopardising his own future existence.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage1,000
Obverse
Tuvalu / Gold Quarter Ounce 2015 Back to the Future - 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 25 DOLLARS TUVALU 2015.

Obverse Inscription QUEEN ELIZABETH II 25 DOLLARS TUVALU 2015
Reverse
Tuvalu / Gold Quarter Ounce 2015 Back to the Future - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin features an image of the DeLorean DMC-12 sports car from Back to the Future, lifting up in the, with the clock of the Hill Valley Courthouse in the background.

Around below, the precious metal content 1/4oz 9999 GOLD (one quarter of a troy ounce of 99.99% gold).

Reverse Inscription 1/4oz 9999 GOLD
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof.
Packaging: in a wooden display case within an illustrated shipper, accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Perth Mint Item ID: 15X98BAA
Issue price: AU$ 750.00

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Gold Quarter Ounce 2015 Back to the Future: Details
CountryTuvalu
CurrencyTuvaluan Dollar
Coin TypeGold Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz)
Issued2015
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value25 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage1,000
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerJennifer McKenna
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size20.600 mm
Thickness2.000 mm
Mass7.777 g
OCC IDLBRP-ERRC-ZRRW-EMNY
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