Silver Half Ounce 2021 James Bond - Moonraker, Coin from Tuvalu - detailed information

Silver Half Ounce 2021 James Bond - Moonraker, Coin from Tuvalu
CoinSilver Half Ounce 2021 James Bond - Moonraker

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 Moonraker.

The Mint says about it:
The eleventh of 25 1/2oz silver coins designed for fans of James Bond, this officially licensed product celebrates Moonraker, the 1979 blockbuster specially written as a movie by author 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 Moonraker, the theft of a Space Shuttle leads Bond to Hugo Drax, an aerospace billionaire bent on destroying humanity except for a chosen few who will create a new master race on board his space station. Played by Roger Moore, 007 must foil steel-toothed Jaws and venture into orbit to end the nightmare scenario.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage12,007
Obverse
Tuvalu / Silver Half Ounce 2021 James Bond - Moonraker - 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 - Moonraker - reverse photo

The coin’s reverse depicts a coloured image of Bond and CIA agent Holly Goodhead.

Based on an official movie poster, the design includes a hang glider used by 007 to escape the Iguazú Falls. 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 MOONRAKER.

Reverse Inscription MOONRAKER 007
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
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: 21J03AAA
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
- 1/2 g Gold, James Bond - 007, 2020
- 1/2 g Gold, James Bond - 007, 2021
- 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 Proof, James Bond - No Time to Die, 2020
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, James Bond - 007, 2021
- 1 oz Silver Proof Coloured, James Bond - Sean Connery, 2021
- 1 oz Silver Proof Coloured, James Bond - For Your Eyes Only, 2021
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, James Bond - 007, 2022
- 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
- 1/2 oz Silver Proof Coloured, James Bond - Moonraker 2021
- 1/2 oz Silver Proof Coloured, James Bond - For Your Eyes Only 2021
- 1/2 oz Silver Proof Coloured, James Bond - Octopussy 2022
- 1/2 oz Silver Proof Coloured, James Bond - A View To A Kill 2022
- 1/2 oz Silver Proof Coloured, James Bond - The Living Daylights 2022

All (21) coins of type: Silver Half Ounce (1/2 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
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 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 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 2021 Year of the Ox 7,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2oz 9999 Ag 2021 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
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Silver Half Ounce 2021 James Bond - Moonraker: 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
Mass15.555 g
OCC IDBVYX-EWRC-XXRR-OJZN
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