Silver Half Ounce 2021 James Bond - Diamonds Are Forever, Coin from Tuvalu - detailed information

Silver Half Ounce 2021 James Bond - Diamonds Are Forever, 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 the long-running James Bond coin series by the Perth Mint, and features the movie Diamonds Are Forever.

The Mint says about it:
The seventh of 25 1/2oz silver coins designed for fans of James Bond, this officially licensed product celebrates Diamonds Are Forever, the 1971 blockbuster based on the novels of Ian Fleming.

Created by former intelligence officer and author Ian Fleming in 1953, James Bond is a fearless, charismatic and deadly British Secret Service agent with a "licence to kill". Also known by the code name 007, he has been portrayed by six actors - Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig - in 25 thrilling movies released by EON Productions since 1962.

In Diamonds Are Forever, released in 1971, Bond tracks SPECTRE boss Blofeld to the US where he discovers his evil nemesis is stockpiling diamonds to power a space-based laser weapon. Played by Sean Connery, 007 must neutralise the satellite and prevent the super villain from carrying out his latest threat to global stability.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage12,007
Obverse
Tuvalu / Silver Half Ounce 2021 James Bond - Diamonds Are Forever - 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 tiny 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 2021 TUVALU 50 CENTS.

The inscription around the rim also incorporates the precious metal content. "1/2 oz 9999 Ag" means "half 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 2021 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Reverse
Tuvalu / Silver Half Ounce 2021 James Bond - Diamonds Are Forever - reverse photo

The coin’s reverse depicts a coloured illustration of Secret Service agent James Bond.

Based on an official movie poster, the design also features a moon buggy 007 uses to escape across the Nevada Desert. Included on the reverse are the iconic gun barrel graphic from the franchise’s signature opening sequence, the famous 007 gun logo and the inscription DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER.

Reverse Inscription DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
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Notes

Silver Content (Troy oz): 0.500
Finish: proof, coloured.
Packaging: individual releases from the James Bond Official 25-Coin Collection are each housed in a 007 branded case with a transparent acrylic top and a movie themed shipper. Each coin is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity featuring poster artwork.
Perth Mint Item ID: 21I98AAA
Issue price: AU$ 89.95

See also

Coins featuring James Bond and issued for Tuvalu by the Perth Mint:
- 1 oz Gold, James Bond - 007, 2020
- 1/4 oz Gold Proof, James Bond - 007, 2020
- 1 oz Silver Proof Coloured High Relief, James Bond - 007, 2020
- 1 oz Silver, James Bond - 007, 2020
- 1 oz Silver Proof Coloured, James Bond - GoldenEye, 2020
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, James Bond - 007, 2021
- 1 oz Silver Proof Coloured, James Bond - Sean Connery, 2021
- 1 oz Silver Proof, James Bond - No Time to Die, 2020
- 1/2 oz Silver Proof Coloured, James Bond - Dr. No, 2021
- 1/2 oz Silver Proof Coloured, James Bond - From Russia with Love 2021
- 1/2 oz Silver Proof Coloured, James Bond - Goldfinger, 2021
- 1/2 oz Silver Proof Coloured, James Bond - Thunderball, 2021
- 1/2 oz Silver Proof Coloured, James Bond - You Only Live Twice, 2021
- 1/2 oz Silver Proof Coloured, James Bond - On Her Majesty's Secret Service 2021
- 1/2 oz Silver Proof Coloured, James Bond - Diamonds Are Forever 2021
- 1/2 oz Silver Proof Coloured, James Bond - Live And Let Die 2021
- 1/2 oz Silver Proof Coloured, James Bond - The Man With The Golden Gun 2021
- 1/2 oz Silver Proof Coloured, James Bond - The Spy Who Loved Me 2021

All (11) coins of type: Silver Half Ounce (1/2 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
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 - 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 Year of the Ox 7,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2oz 9999 Ag 2021 TUVALU 50 CENTS
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Silver Half Ounce 2021 James Bond - Diamonds Are Forever: Details
CountryTuvalu
CurrencyTuvaluan Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Half Ounce (1/2 oz)
Issued2021
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value50 (x Cent)
Total Mintage12,007
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Silver
DesignerLucas Bowers
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size32.600 mm
Thickness2.900 mm
Mass15.553 g
OCC IDMXKD-OKQC-DRMG-OWQJ
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