Silver Five Ounces 2023 Chinese Mythical Creatures - Double Dragon and Double Tiger, Coin from Tuvalu - detailed information

Silver Five Ounces 2023 Chinese Mythical Creatures - Double Dragon and Double Tiger, Coin from Tuvalu
CoinSilver Five Ounces 2023 Chinese Mythical Creatures - Double Dragon and Double Tiger

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.

The mint says about this coin:
In traditional Chinese culture, the serpent-like dragon is revered as a divine creature and potent symbol of power, wealth and good fortune. With a pattern on its forehead resembling the Chinese character for "king", the tiger represents courage and leadership, while it’s also considered to be the enemy of evil spirits.

The coin’s coloured artistry employs twin dragon and tiger motifs. The four creatures surround the ancient Yin and Yang symbol, or taijitu, comprising a circle divided into black and white tear-shaped halves. The design also includes symbolic clouds and peony flowers.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage388
Obverse
Tuvalu / Silver Five Ounces 2023  Chinese Mythical Creatures - Double Dragon and Double Tiger - 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 SILVER 2023 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS.

The inscription around the rim also incorporates the precious metal content: five troy ounces of 99.99% silver.

Below the portrait are the dates of the Queen's reign, 1952 - 2022.

Obverse Inscription QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 SILVER 2023 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Reverse
Tuvalu / Silver Five Ounces 2023  Chinese Mythical Creatures - Double Dragon and Double Tiger - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin depicts two tigers and two dragons. The four creatures surround the ancient Yin and Yang symbol, or taijitu, comprising a circle divided into black and white tear-shaped halves. The design also includes symbolic clouds and peony flowers.

The designer's initials SR (for Sean Rogers) are next to the tiger's foot on the right.

There is no inscription.

Reverse Inscription (none)
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Silver content (Troy oz): 5.000
Finish: antiqued, coloured.
Packaging: in classic black display case and illustrated shipper, with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Perth Mint SKU: 23Q12AAA
Release date: 16 May 2023.
Release price: AU$ 698.00

The coin was issued during the reign of King Charles III; however, as there was no portrait of the king approved for use in Tuvalu yet, the obverse of the coin portrays a "Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Obverse" with the dates of her reign - "1952 - 2022".

See also

Coins in the Chinese Myths and Legends series issued for Tuvalu include:
- 5 oz Silver Coloured, Dragons of Legend - Chinese Dragon, 2012
- 5 oz Silver Coloured, Chinese Mythical Creatures, 2014
- 5 oz Silver, Chinese Mythical Creatures, 2015
- 5 oz Silver Coloured, The Dragon and His Nine Sons, 2015
- 5 oz Silver, The Dragon and His Nine Sons, 2016
- 5 oz Silver Coloured, Koi Fish Jumps the Dragon Gate, 2016
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Chinese Mythical Creatures, 2016
- 1 oz Silver, Chinese Mythical Creatures, 2016
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Dragon, 2017
- 5 oz Silver Antique, Dragon, 2018
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Phoenix, 2018
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Qi Lin and Unicorn, 2018
- 5 oz Silver Antique, Twelve Lunar Animals, 2019
- 5 oz Silver Antique Coloured, Dragon, 2019
- 5 oz Silver Antique, Dragon and Phoenix, 2019
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Double Dragon, 2019
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Dragon and Phoenix, 2019
- 5 oz Silver Antique Coloured, Guan Yu, 2020
- 2 oz Silver Antique Coloured, Dragon, 2020
- 5 oz Silver Antique Coloured, Fu, Lu and Shou, 2021
- 5 oz Silver Antique Coloured, Chinese Mythical Creatures, 2021
- 5 oz Silver Antique Coloured, Zhao Yun, 2021
- 2 oz Silver Antique Coloured, Double Dragon and Yin Yang Koi, 2021
- 2 oz Silver Antique Coloured, Double Dragon and Double Phoenix, 2021
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Dragon and Tiger, 2021
- 5 oz Silver Antique Coloured, Twelve Lunar Animals, 2022
- 2 oz Silver Antique Coloured, White Tiger, 2022
- 2 oz Silver Antique Coloured, Dragon, 2022
- 2 oz Silver Antique Coloured, Dragon and Qilin, 2022
- 5 oz Silver Antique Coloured, Twelve Lunar Animals, 2023
- 5 oz Silver Antique Coloured, Fu, Lu and Shou, 2023
- 5 oz Silver Antique Coloured, Double Dragon and Double Tiger, 2023
- 5 oz Silver Antique Coloured, Phoenix and Birds, 2023
- 5 oz Silver Coloured, Yin Yang Koi, 2024

All (42) coins of type: Silver Five Ounces (5 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Five Ounces 2012 Dragons of Legend - Chinese Dragon 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS TUVALU 2012
Silver Five Ounces 2014 William Shakespeare 450 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 999 SILVER 2014 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2014 Chinese Mythical Creatures 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 999 SILVER 2014 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2015 Chinese Mythical Creatures 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 999 SILVER 2015 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2015 Chinese Mythical Creatures - Dragon and His Nine Sons 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 999 SILVER 2015 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2016 Chinese Mythical Creatures - Dragon and His Nine Sons 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 999 SILVER 2016 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2016 Chinese Myths and Legends - Koi Fish Jumps the Dragon Gate 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 999 SILVER 2016 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2016 Star Trek - U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 800 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 999 SILVER 2016 TUVALU 8 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2018 Chinese Mythical Creatures - Dragon 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 SILVER 2018 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2019 Chinese Zodiac - Twelve Lunar Animals 388 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 SILVER 2019 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2019 Chinese Mythical Creatures - Dragon 388 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 SILVER 2019 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2019 Chinese Mythical Creatures - Dragon and Phoenix 388 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 SILVER 2019 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 Signs of the Zodiac 388 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 SILVER 2020 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2020 Chinese Legends - Guan Yu 388 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 SILVER 2020 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
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 Signs of the Zodiac 388 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 SILVER 2021 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 Chinese Mythical Creatures - 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 Mythical Creatures 488 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 SILVER 2021 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2021 Chinese Legends - 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 Signs of the Zodiac 388 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 SILVER 2022 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2022 Rising Phoenix 388 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 SILVER 2022 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 Goddesses of Olympus - Aphrodite 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 Chinese Zodiac - Twelve Lunar Animals 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
Silver Five Ounces 2023 Signs of the Zodiac 488 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 Ag 2023 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2023 Chinese Zodiac - Twelve Lunar Animals 488 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 SILVER 2023 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2023 Chinese Mythical Creatures - Fu, Lu and Shou 388 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 SILVER 2023 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2023 Dragon 388 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 SILVER 2023 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2023 Chinese Mythical Creatures - Double Dragon and Double Tiger 388 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 SILVER 2023 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2023 Chinese Mythical Creatures - Phoenix and Birds 488 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 SILVER 2023 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2023 Gods of Olympus - Ares 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 Ag 2023 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2023 Gods of Olympus - Artemis 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 Ag 2023 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2023 The Black Flag Fleet - Fancy 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 Ag 2023 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2024 Yin Yang Koi 750 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 Ag 2024 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
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Silver Five Ounces 2023 Chinese Mythical Creatures - Double Dragon and Double Tiger: Details
CountryTuvalu
CurrencyTuvaluan Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Five Ounces (5 oz)
Issued2023
MonarchKing Charles III
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value5 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage388
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Silver
DesignerSean Rogers
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size55.9000 mm
Thickness8.500 mm
Mass155.5330 g
OCC IDANMQ-EPYC-DJYN-OJYG
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