Silver Half Ounce 2020 The Simpsons - Homer Simpson, Coin from Tuvalu - detailed information

Silver Half Ounce 2020 The Simpsons - Homer Simpson, 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.

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 a long-running series by the Perth Mint featuring characters from The Simpsons cartoons, and shows Homer Simpson (or, as the Mint puts it, "pays homage to Homer").

The Mint says about it:
The latest release in our popular The Simpsons coin program, this 1/2oz silver coin’s design perfectly represents Homer Simpson’s "everyman" personality. Enthusiasts of The Simpsons will appreciate this coin’s depiction of the often reckless yet lovable husband and father, Homer.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage15,000
Obverse
Tuvalu / Silver Half Ounce 2020 The Simpsons - Homer Simpson - 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 9999 Ag 2020 TUVALU 50 CENTS.

The inscription around the rim also incorporates the precious metal content. "1/2 oz 9999 Ag" means "one half of a troy ounce of 99.99% silver" ("Ag" is abbreviated from Argentum, the Latin word for silver).

Obverse Inscription QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2020 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Reverse
Tuvalu / Silver Half Ounce 2020 The Simpsons - Homer Simpson - reverse photo

The coin’s reverse is coloured and portrays cartoon character Homer Simpson smiling in front of his workplace, a nuclear plant, as it expels smoke in the background.

Above left, the signature of the creator of the show, Matt Groening. Below right, the Perth Mint’s P mint mark. Around below, the copyright acknowledgement ©20CF (20th Century Fox).

The precious metal content, face value and date of issue are on the obverse.

Reverse Inscription Matt Groening ©20CF
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Silver Content (Troy oz): 0.500
Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated, coloured.
Packaging: in blister card.
Perth Mint SKU: 20G31AAD
Issue price: AU$ 44.00, US$ 31.61

See also

Coins issued by the Perth Mint featuring The Simpsons include (ordered by metal / size / year):
- 1 oz Gold Bullion, Homer Simpson 2020
- 2 oz Silver Coloured, The Simpsons Family 2019
- 2 oz Silver High Relief, Homer Simpson 2021
- 2 oz Silver High Relief, Bart Simpson 2022
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Homer Simpson 2019
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Homer Simpson 2019
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Marge Simpson 2019
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Bart Simpson 2019
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Lisa Simpson 2019
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Maggie Simpson 2019
- 1 oz Silver Coloured Can Shaped, Duff Beer 2019
- 1 oz Silver Coloured Donut Shaped, Pink Donut 2019
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Bart Simpson 2020
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Krusty the Clown 2020
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, The Simpsons Family 2021
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Marge and Maggie 2021
- 1 oz Silver Proof Coloured, Itchy and Scratchy 2021
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Homer Simpson 2022
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Bart Simpson 2022
- 1 oz Silver Coloured Mini, Bart Simpson 2022
- 1/2 oz Silver Coloured, Homer Simpson 2020
- $1 AlBr, The Simpsons Family 2019

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Silver Half Ounce 2020 The Simpsons - Homer Simpson: Details
CountryTuvalu
CurrencyTuvaluan Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Half Ounce (1/2 oz)
Issued2020
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value50 (x Cent)
Total Mintage15,000
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size32.600 mm
Thickness2.900 mm
Mass15.555 g
OCC IDBVYX-OWRC-YLAZ-EJZN
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