One Dollar 2022 Chinese New Year, Coin from Tuvalu - detailed information

One Dollar 2022 Chinese New Year, Coin from Tuvalu
CoinOne Dollar 2022 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 (1 February 2022).

The Mint says about it;
Marking a range of popular anniversaries, events and themes, commemorative Stamp and Coin Covers combine a Perth Mint one dollar coin and one or more Australia Post stamps on a superbly illustrated envelope. This 2022 Happy Chinese New Year release is postmarked "First Day of Issue 6 January 2022 Christmas Island WA 6798".

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage8,888
Obverse
Tuvalu / One Dollar 2022 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 2022.

Obverse Inscription QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 DOLLAR TUVALU 2022
Reverse
Tuvalu / One Dollar 2022 Chinese New Year - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin is coloured and features a "dramatic representation of a serpentine-shaped Chinese dragon", which plays a starring role in festive dances at New Year.

In a ribbon below, the inscription 新年快乐 (Happy New Year).

The Perth Mint's traditional P mint mark is on the left. The designer's initials SR, for Sean Rogers, are on the gate behind the dragon.

Reverse Inscription 新年快乐
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated.
Packaging: in PNC postmarked "First Day of Issue 6 January 2022 Christmas Island WA 6798".
Perth Mint SKU: 22M06AAA.
Issue price: AU$ 19.95

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One Dollar 2022 Chinese New Year: Details
CountryTuvalu
CurrencyTuvaluan Dollar
Coin TypeOne Dollar, NCLT
Issued2022
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage8,888
CurrentYes
MaterialAluminium-Bronze
DesignerSean Rogers
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size30.600 mm
Thickness3.000 mm
Mass13.500 g
OCC IDBVYX-EWRC-JMJD-OJZN
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One Dollar 2022 Chinese New Year: Photos
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Chinese New Year 2022 Stamp and Coin Cover
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Chinese New Year 2022 Stamp and Coin Cover
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Chinese New Year 2022 Stamp and Coin Cover
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