Silver Half Ounce 2013 Forever Love - Dolphins, Coin from Tuvalu - detailed information

Silver Half Ounce 2013 Forever Love - Dolphins, 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 half ounce silver format (abbreviated as 1/2 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 coin is part of the Forever Love gift range by the Perth Mint.

The Mint says about it:
As a symbol of love, the dolphin represents loyalty, harmony and good fortune, making this the perfect token of love for your Valentine.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage7,500
Obverse
Tuvalu / Silver Half Ounce 2013 Forever Love - Dolphins - 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 50 CENTS TUVALU 2013.

Obverse Inscription QUEEN ELIZABETH II 50 CENTS TUVALU 2013
Reverse
Tuvalu / Silver Half Ounce 2013 Forever Love - Dolphins - reverse photo

The reverse depicts two dolphins jumping in unison forming the shape of a heart, with a colourful sunset as a backdrop. As a symbol of love, the dolphin represents the ideal qualities of friendship, loyalty, peace and harmony, with the ocean embodying depth of feeling and eternity. The heart is a universally recognised symbol of love and affection.

Around above, the metal content 1/2 OZ 999 SILVER (one half of a troy ounce of 99.9% silver). On the dolphin's tail, the designer's initials AH (for Aleysha Howarth). The Perth Mint's P mint mark is on the left.

Around below, the inscription Forever Love.

Reverse Inscription Forever Love
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof, coloured.
Packaging: in a display case with coloured shipper, accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Perth Mint SKU: 13T87AAA
Issue price: AU$ 60.00

See also

Coins in the Forever Love / Always Together / One Love series include:
- 1/2 oz Silver Coloured, Forever Love - Doves, Cook Islands 2011
- 1/2 oz Silver Coloured, Forever Love - Koalas, Tuvalu 2012
- 1/2 oz Silver Coloured, Forever Love - Dolphins, Tuvalu 2013
- 1/2 oz Silver Coloured, Forever Love - Cockatoos, Tuvalu 2014
- $1 AlBr, Forever Love - Cockatoos, Tuvalu 2014
- 1/2 oz Silver Proof Coloured, Always Together - Kittens, Tuvalu 2015
- 1/2 oz Silver Proof Coloured, Always Together - Puppies, Tuvalu 2016
- 1/2 oz Silver Proof Coloured, Always Together - Horses, Tuvalu 2017
- 1/2 oz Silver Coloured, Always Together - Penguins, Tuvalu 2018
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, One Love - Doves, Australia 2020
- 1/2 oz Silver Proof Coloured, Always Together - Otters, Tuvalu 2020
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, One Love - Doves, Australia 2021
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, One Love - Doves, Australia 2022

All (39) coins of type: Silver Half Ounce (1/2 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Half Ounce 2012 Forever Love - Koalas 7,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 50 CENTS TUVALU 2012
Silver Half Ounce 2013 Forever Love - Dolphins 7,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 50 CENTS TUVALU 2013
Silver Half Ounce 2014 Forever Love - Cockatoos 7,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 50 CENTS TUVALU 2014
Silver Half Ounce 2014 Mother's Love - Giraffe 4,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 999 Ag 2014 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2015 Always Together - Kittens 7,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 50 CENTS TUVALU 2015
Silver Half Ounce 2016 Always Together - Puppies 7,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 50 CENTS TUVALU 2016
Silver Half Ounce 2017 Always Together - Horses 7,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 50 CENTS TUVALU 2017
Silver Half Ounce 2018 Always Together - Penguins 7,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2018 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2019 Year of the Pig - Baby Pig 7,150 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 50 CENTS TUVALU
Silver Half Ounce 2020 Year of the Mouse - Baby Mouse 7,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2oz 9999 Ag 2020 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2020 Always Together - Otters 7,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2020 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2020 The Simpsons - Homer Simpson 15,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2020 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox - Baby Ox 7,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2oz 9999 Ag 2021 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2021 James Bond - Dr. No 12,007 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2021 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2021 James Bond - From Russia With Love 12,007 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2021 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2021 James Bond - Goldfinger 12,007 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2021 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2021 James Bond - Thunderball 12,007 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2021 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2021 James Bond - You Only Live Twice 12,007 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2021 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2021 James Bond - On Her Majesty's Secret Service 12,007 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2021 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2021 James Bond - The Man With The Golden Gun 12,007 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2021 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2021 James Bond - Diamonds Are Forever 12,007 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2021 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2021 James Bond - Live And Let Die 12,007 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2021 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2021 James Bond - The Spy Who Loved Me 12,007 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2021 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2021 James Bond - Moonraker 12,007 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2021 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2021 James Bond - For Your Eyes Only 12,007 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2021 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2022 Year of the Tiger - Baby Tiger 7,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2oz 9999 Ag 2022 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2022 James Bond - Octopussy 12,007 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2022 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2022 James Bond - A View To A Kill 12,007 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2022 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2022 James Bond - The Living Daylights 12,007 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2022 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2022 James Bond - Licence To Kill 12,007 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2022 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2022 James Bond - GoldenEye 12,007 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2022 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2022 James Bond - Tomorrow Never Dies 12,007 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2022 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2022 James Bond - The World Is Not Enough 12,007 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2022 TUVALU 50 CENTS
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Silver Half Ounce 2013 Forever Love - Dolphins: Details
CountryTuvalu
CurrencyTuvaluan Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Half Ounce (1/2 oz)
Issued2013
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value50 (x Cent)
Total Mintage7,500
Mintage Limit7,500
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerAleysha Howarth
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size36.600 mm
Thickness2.300 mm
Mass15.591 g
OCC IDAPVZ-EYRC-GLYK-OLMD
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