Silver Five Ounces 2022 The Black Flag Fleet - The Rising Sun, Coin from Tuvalu - detailed information

Silver Five Ounces 2022 The Black Flag Fleet - The Rising Sun, Coin from Tuvalu
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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 coins under the authority of Tuvalu. Some of these are in the silver five-ounce format (abbreviated as 5 oz). Strictly speaking, they are not bullion as they are priced at a premium and are targeted at collectors who appreciate them for their artistic merit and collectable value and not just for their precious metal content.

This design is the fourth release in the popular pirate-themed Black Flag series of premium bullion coins, and features the notorious Captain William Moody's ship, The Rising Sun.

Throughout the 17th and 18th centuries, pirates ruled the seven seas with their ships proudly displaying their uniquely menacing black flags to declare themselves in battle. Each release in this popular series struck by The Perth Mint features a famous pirate along with the emblem they associated with to celebrate some of the most fearsome figures in history. The previous releases in this series have included Blackbeard and his ship Queen Anne’s Revenge, Black Bart and his ship the Royal Fortune and Ching Shih with her ship known as the Red Flag Fleet.

Continuing the iconic Black Flag series from The Perth Mint, the fourth release features William Moody’s notorious ship, The Rising Sun. Moody was a pirate known for ransacking and torching countless ships in the Caribbean for a short time from 1718 to 1719. Soon after, Captain Moody’s crew resented his behaviour toward the sailors on the ship. The crew forced Moody, along with a few of his supporters, into a small boat and set sail without them. Captain Moody was never seen again and is presumed lost at sea.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage500
Obverse
Tuvalu / Silver Five Ounces 2022 The Black Flag Fleet - The Rising Sun - 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 5oz 9999 Ag 2022 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS.

The inscription around the rim also incorporates the precious metal content: five troy ounces of 99.99% silver (Ag is abbreviated from Argentum. the Latin word for silver).

The portrait of the Queen has a mirror finish; the rest of the surface is frosted.

Obverse Inscription QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 Ag 2022 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Reverse
Tuvalu / Silver Five Ounces 2022 The Black Flag Fleet - The Rising Sun - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin shows a representation of Captain Moody's ship, The Rising Sun, along with a burning ship in the background. The design of a skull is formed from the smoke of the burning ship.

Around above, the inscription THE RISING SUN. Separated from this by two skull-and-bones motifs, around below BLACK FLAG: WILLIAM MOODY 5oz .9999 Ag (Ag is abbreviated from Argentum, the Latin word for silver).

The Perth Mint's P mint mark is on the right. The designer's initials LB (for Lucas Bowers) are below right in the rigging of the ship, opposite the 5 in 5oz.

Reverse Inscription THE RISING SUN BLACK FLAG: WILLIAM MOODY 5oz .9999 Ag
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Notes

Silver Content (Troy oz): 5.000
Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated, frosted surfaces.
Packaging: in a protective plastic capsule.

See also

Pirate-themed Tuvalu coins issued in the Black Flag series:
- 1 oz Gold, Queen Anne's Revenge - Blackbeard, 2019
- 5 oz Silver, Queen Anne's Revenge - Blackbeard, 2019
- 1 oz Silver, Queen Anne's Revenge - Blackbeard, 2019
- 1 oz Gold, The Royal Fortune - Black Bart, 2020
- 5 oz Silver, The Royal Fortune - Black Bart, 2020
- 1 oz Silver, The Royal Fortune - Black Bart, 2020
- 1 oz Gold, The Red Flag Fleet - Ching Shih, 2021
- 5 oz Silver, The Red Flag Fleet - Ching Shih, 2021
- 1 oz Silver, The Red Flag Fleet - Ching Shih, 2021
- 1 oz Gold, The Rising Sun - William Moody, 2022
- 5 oz Silver, The Rising Sun - William Moody, 2022
- 1 oz Silver, The Rising Sun - William Moody, 2022

All (17) coins of type: Silver Five Ounces (5 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Five Ounces 2015 Mythical Creatures 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 SILVER 2015 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2015 Dragon and His Nine Sons 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 SILVER 2015 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2016 Dragon and His Nine Sons 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 SILVER 2016 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2018 Dragon 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 SILVER 2018 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2019 Queen Anne's Revenge - Blackbeard 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 Ag 2019 TUVALU 1 DOLLAR
Silver Five Ounces 2020 The Royal Fortune - Black Bart 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 Ag 2020 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2021 Gods of Olympus - Zeus 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 Ag 2021 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2021 Gods of Olympus - Poseidon 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 Ag 2021 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2021 Gods of Olympus - Hades 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 Ag 2021 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2021 Fu, Lu and Shou 388 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 SILVER 2021 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2021 Chinese Ancient Mythical Creatures 488 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 SILVER 2021 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2021 Zhao Yun 388 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 SILVER 2021 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2021 The Red Flag Fleet - Ching Shih 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 Ag 2021 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2022 Goddesses of Olympus - Hera 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 Ag 2022 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2022 Goddesses of Olympus - Athena 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 Ag 2022 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2022 Nine Planets 388 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 SILVER 2022 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2022 The Black Flag Fleet - The Rising Sun 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 Ag 2022 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
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Silver Five Ounces 2022 The Black Flag Fleet - The Rising Sun: Details
CountryTuvalu
CurrencyTuvaluan Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Five Ounces (5 oz)
Issued2022
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value5 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage500
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Silver
DesignerLucas Bowers
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size60.600 mm
Thickness7.200 mm
Mass155.533 g
OCC IDWMRA-OQPC-NXQQ-EYPL
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