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 Total 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.

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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)
Size30.700 mm
Thickness3.400 mm
Mass13.500 g
OCC IDRMKG-EZAC-BKVX-ONXQ
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