Silver Half Ounce 2014 Mother's Love - Giraffe, Coin from Tuvalu - detailed information

Silver Half Ounce 2014 Mother's Love - Giraffe, Coin from Tuvalu
CoinSilver Half Ounce 2014 Mother's Love - Giraffe

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.

The overall weight of the coins (including the 0.01% of other metals) is slightly over one half of a troy ounce, so that they have exactly 0.500 ASW (Absolute Silver Weight).

This coin is part of the Mother's Love series of coloured coins, and features a mother and baby giraffe.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage4,500
Obverse
Tuvalu / Silver Half Ounce 2014 Mother's Love - Giraffe - 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 1/2 oz 999 Ag 2014 TUVALU 50 CENTS.

The inscription around the rim also incorporates the precious metal content. "1/2 oz 999 Ag" means "one half of a troy ounce of 99.9% silver" ("Ag" is abbreviated from Argentum, the Latin word for silver).

Obverse Inscription QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 999 Ag 2014 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Reverse
Tuvalu / Silver Half Ounce 2014 Mother's Love - Giraffe - reverse photo

The coin’s reverse is coloured and depicts a mother giraffe cuddling her baby. In the background, African vegetation.

The Perth Mint’s P mint mark is on the right. The designer's initials IJ (for Ing Ing Jong) are below left.

Around below, the inscription GIRAFFE.

Reverse Inscription GIRAFFE
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Silver content (Troy oz): 0.500
Finish: proof, coloured.
Packaging: in a classic presentation case with illustrated shipper, and a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

All (36) coins of type: Silver Half Ounce (1/2 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
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
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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
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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
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Silver Half Ounce 2014 Mother's Love - Giraffe: Details
CountryTuvalu
CurrencyTuvaluan Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Half Ounce (1/2 oz)
Issued2014
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value50 (x Cent)
Total Mintage4,500
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerIng Ing Jong
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size32.600 mm
Thickness3.100 mm
Mass15.591 g
OCC IDQRAP-EBNC-MNAD-EYJD
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2014 50c Mother's Love Giraffe 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin
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