One Dollar 2020 Chinese New Year, Coin from Tuvalu - detailed information

One Dollar 2020 Chinese New Year, Coin from Tuvalu
CoinOne Dollar 2020 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 2020 (25 January 2020).

The Mint says about it;
Chinese New Year is one of the most important celebrations for Chinese people across the globe. It is a time for families to reunite, as well as honour deities and ancestors. Portraying a lion dance, this Stamp and Coin Cover honours the traditional performance which brings luck, fortune and prosperity into a community during important festivals.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintageunknown
Obverse
Tuvalu / One Dollar 2020 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 2020.

Obverse Inscription QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 DOLLAR TUVALU 2020
Reverse
Tuvalu / One Dollar 2020 Chinese New Year - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin is coloured and portrays a lion dance, the traditional performance which brings luck, fortune and prosperity into a community during important festivals.The figure of the lion dancer is surrounded by ancient Chinese coins, flowers and lanterns. Also included in the design are the Chinese characters 恭喜发财, a common phrase said to wish one a happy and prosperous New Year.

The Perth Mint's traditional P mint mark is below right. The designer's initials NM, for Natasha Muhl, are on a Chinese coin below.

Reverse Inscription 恭喜发财
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See also

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

One Dollar 2020 Chinese New Year: Known varieties
Variety In blister card
Mintage Issued: unknown
Variety In PNC
Mintage Issued: unknown. Mintage limit: 8,888
Details

In official Australia Post stamp and presentation envelope The envelope design features a coloured representation of a Chinese dragon. Also included are the words "HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR 2020" as well as the issue number and limit. The envelope includes two 2020 Year of the Rat official Australia Post stamps valued at $4.40 and an exclusive Lunar New Year post mark for the first date of issue, 8 January 2020. The envelope includes Australia Post’s Seal of Authenticity.

Perth Mint SKU: 20D80AAD. Issue price: AU$ 19.95, US$ 14.28

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One Dollar 2020 Chinese New Year: Details
CountryTuvalu
CurrencyTuvaluan Dollar
Coin TypeOne Dollar, NCLT
Issued2020
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
MaterialAluminium-Bronze
DesignerNatasha Muhl
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size30.600 mm
Thickness3.000 mm
Mass13.500 g
OCC IDNXYD-ENZC-PJYN-EVRB
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