One Dollar 2019 Chinese New Year, Coin from Tuvalu - detailed information

One Dollar 2019 Chinese New Year, Coin from Tuvalu
CoinOne Dollar 2019 Chinese New Year

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 (NCLT) coins under the authority of Tuvalu. Some of these are in the one dollar denomination, and have the same specifications that the mint uses for its large non-circulating Australian dollar range; these are larger than the normal circulating dollar coins.

This coin was issued in celebration of the Chinese New Year 2019 (5 February 2018).

The Mint says about it:
This beautifully coloured silver coin celebrates Chinese New Year, one of the most important celebrations for Chinese people across the globe. A time for families to reunite and honour deities and ancestors, Chinese New Year traditions celebrate auspicious symbols of wealth, good fortune and success such as the revered dragon. Chinese New Year dragon dances usher in good fortune with colourful and energetic performances that recreate traditional imagery, including the dragon chasing a flaming "pearl of enlightenment".

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintageunknown
Obverse
Tuvalu / One Dollar 2019 Chinese New Year - 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 DOLLAR TUVALU 2019.

Obverse Inscription QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 DOLLAR TUVALU 2019
Reverse
Tuvalu / One Dollar 2019 Chinese New Year - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin depicts a Chinese dragon with a flaming pearl. Dragons are often portrayed pursuing this metaphor for wisdom and enlightenment in fine art, and the imagery is recreated in the popular Chinese New Year dragon dances.

On a vertical banner, the inscription 新年快乐 (Happy New Year).

The Perth Mint's P mint mark is on the right. The designer's initials NM (for Natasha Muhl) are vertically in small letters below that, at the base of the banner.

Reverse Inscription 新年快乐
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Notes

Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated.
Packaging: in a card with a circular window revealing the coin’s reverse and obverse designs.

See also

There is also a silver one-ounce coin with the same design.

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One Dollar 2019 Chinese New Year: Details
CountryTuvalu
CurrencyTuvaluan Dollar
Coin TypeOne Dollar, NCLT
Issued2019
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
MaterialCuproNickel
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size30.600 mm
Thickness3.000 mm
Mass13.000 g
OCC IDDKLM-OMKC-PNPZ-ONZB
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