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.