Gold Two Ounces 2021 James Bond - Diamonds Are Forever, Coin from Tuvalu - detailed information

Gold Two Ounces 2021 James Bond - Diamonds Are Forever, Coin from Tuvalu
CoinGold Two Ounces 2021 James Bond - Diamonds Are Forever

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 large two ounces of gold format (abbreviated as 2 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 was issued to mark the 50th Anniversary of the James Bond film Diamonds Are Forever.

James Bond is a fictional British Secret Service Agent - also known as 007. He first appeared on the screen in 1962 with the film "Dr. No". Almost 60 years later the adventures of James Bond still entertain the audiences around the world. In the seventh adaptation from the James Bond series, Bond pursues SPECTRE boss Ernst Stavro Blofeld, who is hoarding diamonds to power a laser weapon in space. 007, played by Sean Connery, has to neutralise the satellite and prevent Blofeld from carrying out his destructive plan.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage70
Obverse
Tuvalu / Gold Two Ounces 2021 James Bond - Diamonds Are Forever - 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 2 oz 9999 GOLD 2021 TUVALU 200 DOLLARS.

The inscription around the rim also incorporates the precious metal content. "2 oz 9999 GOLD" means "two troy ounces of 99.99% gold".

Obverse Inscription QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 9999 GOLD 2021 TUVALU 200 DOLLARS
Reverse
Tuvalu / Gold Two Ounces 2021 James Bond - Diamonds Are Forever - reverse photo

The reverse design features a depiction of the Bond family crest including the motto ORBIS NON SUFFICIT (The world is not enough), below which is the iconic 007 gun logo.

The design is framed by two white diamonds, each weighing about 0.08 ct.

Around above, the inscriptions James Bond; around below, Diamonds Are Forever.

Reverse Inscription James Bond 007 Diamonds Are Foreve
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Gold Content (Troy oz): 2.000
Finish: proof, diamond inserts.
Packaging: in black presentation box, with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

See also

Coins featuring James Bond and issued for Tuvalu by the Perth Mint:
- 2 oz Gold (with diamond inserts), James Bond - Diamonds Are Forever, 2021
- 1 oz Gold, James Bond - 007, 2020
- 1 oz Gold Rectangle, James Bond - 60 Years, 2022
- 1/4 oz Gold Proof, James Bond - 007, 2020
- 1/2 g Gold, James Bond - 007, 2020
- 1/2 g Gold, James Bond - 007, 2021
- 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, 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, James Bond - 60 Years, 2022
- 1 oz Silver Rectangle Coloured, James Bond - 60 Years, 2022
- 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 Two Ounces 2021 James Bond - Diamonds Are Forever: Details
CountryTuvalu
CurrencyTuvaluan Dollar
Coin TypeGold Two Ounces (2 oz)
Issued2021
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value200 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage70
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size40.900 mm
Mass62.200 g
OCC IDDKLM-EMKC-MGXB-ENZB
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