Gold Quarter Ounce 2022 James Bond - Sean Connery, Coin from Tuvalu - detailed information

Gold Quarter Ounce 2022 James Bond - Sean Connery, Coin from Tuvalu
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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 1/4oz gold proof coloured coin is the first gold issue in the James Bond Legacy Series by the Perth Mint.

The Mint says about it:
The Perth Mint pays tribute to the late Sir Sean Connery with this special gold proof coin for fans of James Bond and collectors of official movie memorabilia. Sean Connery was the first actor to play fictional British Secret Service agent James Bond on the big screen. Chosen for the role by producers Cubby Broccoli and Harry Saltzman, who acquired the rights to Ian Fleming’s Bond novels in 1961, his powerful portrayal in Dr. No immediately established the charismatic operative also known as 007 as one of cinema’s most recognisable characters. For many fans he remains the quintessential Bond.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage1,000
Obverse
Tuvalu / Gold Quarter Ounce 2022 James Bond - Sean Connery - 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 1/4oz 9999 Au 2022 TUVALU 50 DOLLARS.

The inscription around the rim also incorporates the precious metal content. "1/4 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 1/4oz 9999 Au 2022 TUVALU 50 DOLLARS
Reverse
Tuvalu / Gold Quarter Ounce 2022 James Bond - Sean Connery - reverse photo

The coin’s reverse portrays a black and white image of Sean Connery in a classic James Bond pose.

The design also includes the franchise’s iconic 007 gun amid inscriptions of Connery’s triumphant Bond movies released between 1962 and 1971 - Dr. No, FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE, GOLDFINGER, THUNDERBALL, YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE and Diamonds Are Forever.

Below, the 007 logo.

Reverse Inscription Dr. No FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE GOLDFINGER THUNDERBALL YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE Diamonds Are Forever 007
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Gold content (Troy oz): 0.250
Finish: proof, coloured.
Packaging: in a 007 branded presentation case and themed shipper, with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Perth Mint SKU: 22M88AAA.
Date of issue: 15 November 2022.
Issue price: AU$ 1,105.00.

See also

Coins featuring James Bond and issued for Tuvalu by the Perth Mint:
- 5 oz Gold (with diamond inserts), James Bond - 60 Years, 2022
- 2 oz Gold (with diamond inserts), James Bond - Diamonds Are Forever, 2021
- 1 oz Gold, James Bond - 007, 2020
- 1 oz Gold Bullion, James Bond - 60 Years - Family Crest, 2022
- 1 oz Gold Rectangle, James Bond - 60 Years, 2022
- 1/4 oz Gold Proof, James Bond - 007, 2020
- 1/4 oz Gold Proof Coloured, James Bond - Sean Connery (Legacy Series 1), 2022
- 1/4 oz Gold Proof Coloured, James Bond - Roger Moore (Legacy Series 2), 2023
- 0.5 g Gold, James Bond - 007, 2020
- 0.5 g Gold, James Bond - 007, 2021
- 2 oz Silver Proof Gilded, James Bond - 60 Years, 2022
- 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 Proof, James Bond - No Time to Die, 2020
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, James Bond - 007, 2021
- 1 oz Silver Proof Coloured, James Bond - Sean Connery (Legacy Series 1), 2021
- 1 oz Silver Proof Coloured, James Bond - Diamonds Are Forever, 2021
- 1 oz Silver Proof Coloured, James Bond - For Your Eyes Only, 2021
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, James Bond - 007, 2022
- 1 oz Silver Bullion (with coloured version), James Bond - 60 Years, 2022
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, James Bond - 60 Years - Family Crest, 2022
- 1 oz Silver Proof Coloured, James Bond - Roger Moore (Legacy Series 2), 2022
- 1 oz Silver Rectangle Coloured, James Bond - 60 Years, 2022
- 1 oz Silver Proof Coloured, James Bond - Dr. No, 2022
- 1 oz Silver, James Bond - Casino Royale, 2023
- 1 oz Silver Proof Coloured, James Bond - Timothy Dalton (Legacy Series 3), 2023
- 1 oz Silver Proof Coloured, James Bond - Live And Let Die, 2023
- 1 oz Silver Coloured Minted Mini, James Bond, 2023
- 1 oz Silver Coloured Minted Mini, Honey Ryder, 2023
- 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
- 1/2 oz Silver Proof Coloured, James Bond - Moonraker, 2021
- 1/2 oz Silver Proof Coloured, James Bond - For Your Eyes Only, 2021
- 1/2 oz Silver Proof Coloured, James Bond - Octopussy, 2022
- 1/2 oz Silver Proof Coloured, James Bond - A View To A Kill, 2022
- 1/2 oz Silver Proof Coloured, James Bond - The Living Daylights, 2022
- 1/2 oz Silver Proof Coloured, James Bond - Licence To Kill, 2022
- 1/2 oz Silver Proof Coloured, James Bond - GoldenEye, 2022
- 1/2 oz Silver Proof Coloured, James Bond - Tomorrow Never Dies, 2022
- 1/2 oz Silver Proof Coloured, James Bond - The World Is Not Enough, 2022
- 1/2 oz Silver Proof Coloured, James Bond - Die Another Day, 2022
- 1/2 oz Silver Proof Coloured, James Bond - Casino Royale, 2022
- 1/2 oz Silver Proof Coloured, James Bond - Quantum of Solace, 2022
- 1/2 oz Silver Proof Coloured, James Bond - Skyfall, 2022
- 1/2 oz Silver Proof Coloured, James Bond - Spectre, 2022
- 1/2 oz Silver Proof Coloured, James Bond - No Time to Die, 2022

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Gold Quarter Ounce 2022 James Bond - Sean Connery: Details
CountryTuvalu
CurrencyTuvaluan Dollar
Coin TypeGold Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz)
Issued2022
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value50 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage1,000
Mintage Limit1,000
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerLucas Bowers
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size20.6000 mm
Thickness2.300 mm
Mass7.7770 g
OCC IDWMRA-EQPC-NNGK-OYPL
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