Silver Half Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox, Coin from Tuvalu - detailed information

Silver Half Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox, Coin from Tuvalu
CoinSilver Half Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox

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 Chinese Astrological Series 2021 Year of the Ox by the Perth Mint.

The Mint says about it:
"So cute, the Baby Ox silver proof coin is a wonderful gift idea for doting parents, family or friends welcoming an infant born under the lunar zodiac sign of the ox. According to tradition, the lucky child will likely grow up to display honesty, reliability, coolness and great leadership qualities."

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage7,500
Obverse
Tuvalu / Silver Half Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox - 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 1/2oz 9999 Ag 2021 TUVALU 50 CENTS.

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

Obverse Inscription QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2oz 9999 Ag 2021 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Reverse
Tuvalu / Silver Half Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox - reverse photo

The coin’s reverse depicts "an adorable coloured illustration of an ox calf astride a gift-wrapped box".

To the left, the Chinese character for "ox" (pronounced niú under the Pinyin system). Around above, the inscription YEAR OF THE OX.

The mint mark P of the Perth Mint is below right. Below the figure of the baby ox, the designer's initials AS (for Aleysha Howarth).

The face value and the precious metal content are on the obverse.

Reverse Inscription 牛 YEAR OF THE OX
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Silver Content (Troy oz): 0.5
Finish: proof.
Packaging: the coin is housed in a classic display case with a clear cover sheathed in a "charmingly illustrated shipper" and comes with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Perth Mint Item ID: 21G46AAA
Issue price: AU$ 74.00, US$ 51.83

See also

Year of the Ox 2021 coins issued by the Perth Mint include:
- Australia, Platinum Ounce ($1), Year of the Ox 2021
- Australia, Gold Ten Ounces ($1,000), Year of the Ox 2021
- Australia, Gold Two Ounces ($200), Year of the Ox 2021
- Australia, Gold Ounce ($100) High Relief, Year of the Ox 2021
- Australia, Gold Ounce ($100), Year of the Ox 2021 (with coloured version)
- Australia, Gold Half Ounce ($100), Year of the Ox 2021
- Australia, Gold Quarter Ounce ($25), Year of the Ox 2021
- Australia, Gold Tenth-Ounce ($15) Coloured, Year of the Ox 2021
- Australia, Gold Tenth-Ounce ($15), Year of the Ox 2021
- Australia, Gold Twentieth-Ounce ($5) Coloured, Year of the Ox 2021
- Australia, Gold Twentieth-Ounce ($5), Year of the Ox 2021
- Australia, Silver Ten Kilos ($300), Year of the Ox 2021
- Australia, Silver Kilo ($30) First Design, Coloured, Year of the Ox 2021
- Australia, Silver Kilo ($30), Year of the Ox 2021 (with coloured and gold insert versions)
- Australia, Silver Five Ounces ($8) - High Relief, Year of the Ox 2021
- Australia, Silver Five Ounces ($8), Year of the Ox 2021
- Australia, Silver Two Ounces ($2) - Antique, Year of the Ox 2021
- Australia, Silver Two Ounces ($2) with coloured version, Year of the Ox 2021
- Australia, Silver Two Ounces ($2) Coloured, Year of the Ox 2021 - ANDA Special
- Australia, Silver Ounce ($1) with Opal, Year of the Ox 2021
- Australia, Silver Ounce ($1), Year of the Ox 2021 High Relief
- Australia, Silver Ounce ($1), Year of the Ox 2021 (with coloured and gilded versions)
- Australia, Silver Half Ounce (50 cents), Year of the Ox 2021
- Australia, Silver Quarter Ounce (25 cents) First Design, Coloured, Year of the Ox 2021
- Australia, Silver Quarter Ounce (25 cents) Coloured, Year of the Ox 2021
- Australia, Aluminium Bronze $1 in Year of the Ox 2021 PNC
- Tuvalu, Fifth-Ounce Gold, Year of the Ox 2021 - Prosperity
- Tuvalu, Fifth-Ounce Gold, Year of the Ox 2021 - Longevity
- Tuvalu, Fifth-Ounce Gold, Year of the Ox 2021 - Success
- Tuvalu, Silver Half Ounce (50 cents), Baby Ox - Coloured

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 Year of the Ox: 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 Mintage7,500
Mintage Limit7,500
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Silver
DesignerAleysha Howarth
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size32.600 mm
Thickness2.900 mm
Mass15.553 g
OCC IDWMRA-EQPC-RQXW-OYPL
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