Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 James Bond - 007, Coin from Tuvalu - detailed information

Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 James Bond - 007, Coin from Tuvalu
CoinGold Quarter Ounce 2020 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 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.

This coin is part of a long running James Bond-themed series by the Perth Mint, and features the Bond 007 gun logo within the iconic stylised gun barrel.

The Mint says about it:
This coin celebrates the fictional British Secret Service agent James Bond, also known as 007. Producers Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman brought Bond to cinema screens for the first time in 1962 with Dr. No. More than 50 years later James Bond continues to entertain and excite audiences around the world in one of the longest running and successful film franchises.

Designed by Joseph Caroff under creative director David Chasman of United Artists, the 007 gun logo has become synonymous with the character, together with the signature gun barrel which appears in the opening sequence of each film. Struck by The Perth Mint from 1/4 oz of 99.99% pure gold, the coin is issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage1,000
Obverse
Tuvalu / Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 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 1/4 oz 9999 Au 2020 TUVALU 50 DOLLARS.

The inscription around the rim also incorporates the precious metal content. "1 oz 9999 Au" means "one quarter of a troy ounce of 99.99% gold" (Au is abbreviated from Aurum, the Latin word for gold).

Obverse Inscription QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/4 oz 9999 Au 2020 TUVALU 50 DOLLARS
Reverse
Tuvalu / Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 James Bond - 007 - reverse photo

The coin’s reverse portrays the iconic James Bond 007 gun logo at the centre of a gun barrel.

Reverse Inscription 007
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Gold Content (Troy oz): 0.250
Finish: Proof.
Packaging: accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, the limited edition coin is presented in a 007 branded case which comes in a themed shipper.
Perth Mint Item ID: 20H10AAA
Issue price: AU$ 1,105.00, US$ 791.31

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 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 Coloured, James Bond - 007, 2021
- 1 oz Silver Proof Coloured, James Bond - Sean Connery, 2021
- 1 oz Silver Proof, James Bond - No Time to Die, 2020
- 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

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Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 James Bond - 007: Details
CountryTuvalu
CurrencyTuvaluan Dollar
Coin TypeGold Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz)
Issued2020
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value50 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage1,000
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerLucas Bowers
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size20.600 mm
Thickness2.300 mm
Mass7.777 g
OCC IDYRVP-EVRC-DNNX-EDQG
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