One Dollar 2021 Chinese New Year, Coin from Tuvalu - detailed information

One Dollar 2021 Chinese New Year, Coin from Tuvalu
CoinOne Dollar 2021 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 2021 (12 February 2021).

The Mint says about it;
The Perth Mint and Australia Post are delighted to present this 2021 Stamp and Coin Cover, a fantastic Lunar New Year collectable for those celebrating the arrival of the Year of the Ox.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Mintageunknown
Obverse
Tuvalu / One Dollar 2021 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 2021.

Obverse Inscription QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 DOLLAR TUVALU 2021
Reverse
Tuvalu / One Dollar 2021 Chinese New Year - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin is coloured and depicts an ornate Chinese dragon. Vertically,on four lanterns, the inscription 新年快乐 (Happy New Year).

The Perth Mint's P mint mark is on the right.

Reverse Inscription 新年快乐
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Notes

Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated, coloured.
Issued in a PNC.
Perth Mint Item ID: 21I15AAA
Issue price: AU$ 19.95, US$ 14.28

The coin comes on a beautifully illustrated envelope affixed with official AUD 1.10 and AUD 3.30 stamps featuring a pictorial postmark including the words: First day of issue 8 January 2021 CHRISTMAS ISLAND WA 6798. Seal of Authenticity The Happy Chinese New Year 2021 Stamp and Coin Cover includes Australia Post’s Seal of Authenticity.

Commemorative Stamp and Coin Covers (sometimes referred to as Postal Numismatic Covers) were inspired by the concept of the ‘first day cover’ – a postage stamp on a cover (envelope, postcard or package) franked on the first day of issue. Comprising a themed envelope featuring one or more Australia Post stamps and a specially designed Australian coin, Stamp and Coin Covers have become extremely popular among collectors and gift buyers.

See also

Tuvalu coins issued to mark the Chinese New Year:
- $1 AlBr, Chinese New Year 2016
- 1 oz Silver, Chinese New Year 2017
- $1 AlBr, Chinese New Year 2017
- 1 oz Silver, Chinese New Year 2018
- $1 AlBr, Chinese New Year 2018
- 1 oz Silver, Chinese New Year 2019
- $1 AlBr, Chinese New Year 2019
- 1 oz Silver, Chinese New Year 2020
- $1 AlBr, Chinese New Year 2020
- $1 AlBr, Chinese New Year 2021
- $1 AlBr, Chinese New Year 2022
- $1 AlBr, Chinese New Year 2024

All (20) coins of type: One Dollar, NCLT
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
One Dollar 2014 Forever Love - Cockatoos 17,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 DOLLAR TUVALU 2014
One Dollar 2015 Cats unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 DOLLAR TUVALU 2015
One Dollar 2016 Chinese New Year unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 DOLLAR TUVALU 2016
One Dollar 2016 Star Trek - U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 DOLLAR TUVALU 2016
One Dollar 2016 Star Trek - Mr Spock unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 DOLLAR TUVALU 2016
One Dollar 2017 Happy Diwali 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 DOLLAR TUVALU 2017
One Dollar 2017 Chinese New Year unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 DOLLAR TUVALU 2017
One Dollar 2018 Happy Diwali 7,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 DOLLAR TUVALU 2018
One Dollar 2018 Chinese New Year unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 DOLLAR TUVALU 2018
One Dollar 2019 Chinese New Year unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 DOLLAR TUVALU 2019
One Dollar 2019 The Simpsons Family (6,500) Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 DOLLAR TUVALU 2019
One Dollar 2020 Chinese New Year unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 DOLLAR TUVALU 2020
One Dollar 2020 Tom and Jerry (Year of the Mouse) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 DOLLAR TUVALU 2020
One Dollar 2021 Chinese New Year unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 DOLLAR TUVALU 2021
One Dollar 2022 Chinese New Year 8,888 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 DOLLAR TUVALU 2022
One Dollar 2022 The Elf on the Shelf 6,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 DOLLAR TUVALU 2022
One Dollar 2023 Disney 100th Anniversary - Mickey Mouse (7,800) Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 DOLLAR TUVALU 2023
One Dollar 2023 Disney 100th Anniversary - Minnie Mouse (7,500) Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 DOLLAR TUVALU 2023
One Dollar 2024 Happy Birthday 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 DOLLAR TUVALU 2024
One Dollar 2024 Chinese New Year 8,888 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 DOLLAR TUVALU 2024
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One Dollar 2021 Chinese New Year: Details
CountryTuvalu
CurrencyTuvaluan Dollar
Coin TypeOne Dollar, NCLT
Issued2021
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
MaterialAluminium-Bronze
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size30.7000 mm
Thickness3.400 mm
Mass13.5000 g
OCC IDRMKG-EZAC-BKVX-ONXQ
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