Silver Ounce 2011 Blue Ringed Octopus (Russian), Coin from Tuvalu - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2011 Blue Ringed Octopus (Russian), Coin from Tuvalu
CoinSilver Ounce 2011 Blue Ringed Octopus (Russian)

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 silver ounce format (abbreviated as 1 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.

This coin is part of the Deadly and Dangerous series featuring native Australian animals, and is a Russian variant of the third issue, showing a Blue Ringed Octopus.

The reverse design is smaller than the original, and has a Russian inscription and the Latin name of the animal in the outer rim.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage2,000
Obverse
Tuvalu / Silver Ounce 2011 Blue Ringed Octopus (Russian) - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin shows the crowned bust of Queen Elizabeth II wearing a pearl necklace, facing right (her effigy known as the "Third Portrait").

Incuse in tiny letters on the neck truncation, the designer's initials RDM (for Raphael David Maklouf).

Around, the monarch's legend and the date: QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 DOLLAR TUVALU 2011.

Obverse Inscription QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 DOLLAR TUVALU 2011
Reverse
Tuvalu / Silver Ounce 2011 Blue Ringed Octopus (Russian) - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin is coloured and shows a Blue-Ringed Octopus in its natural habitat.

In the outer rim around above, the Russian name of the animal: Австралийский синекольчатый осминог. Around below, the precious metal content 1oz 999 SILVER (one ounce of 99.9% silver) followed by the Latin name of the species, HAPALOCHLAENA LUNULATA.

The face value and date of issue are on the obverse.

Reverse Inscription Австралийский синекольчатый осминог 1oz 999 SILVER HAPALOCHLAENA LUNULATA
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof, coloured.
Packaging: in presentation box with illustrated outer shipper, and a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, with Russian and English text.

The mint calls the earlier coins in the series a "Commissioned Product" with no further information on who commissioned it; uncharacteristically (probably reflecting this fact), there is no mint mark on the coins either. There is no available primary information on this series; it seems that the coins are commissioned by the Australian company Downies, with the silver coins being struck by the Perth Mint and the gold coins in the series (some with the same designs) by PAMP.

See also

Coins in the Deadly and Dangerous are issued for a number of counties and include:
- 1 oz Silver, Tuvalu, Red-Back Spider 2006
- 1 oz Silver, Tuvalu, Great White Shark 2007
- 1 oz Silver, Tuvalu, Blue-Ringed Octopus 2008
- 1 oz Silver, Tuvalu, Saltwater Crocodile 2009
- 1 oz Silver, Tuvalu, Eastern Brown Snake 2010
- 1 oz Silver, Tuvalu, Box Jellyfish 2011
- 1 oz Silver, Tuvalu, Red-Back Spider (Russian version) 2011
- 1 oz Silver, Tuvalu, Great White Shark (Russian version) 2011
- 1 oz Silver, Tuvalu, Blue-Ringed Octopus (Russian version) 2011
- 1 oz Silver, Tuvalu, Saltwater Crocodile (Russian version) 2011
- 1 oz Silver, Tuvalu, Eastern Brown Snake (Russian version) 2011
- 0.5 g Gold, Tokelau, Red-Back Spider 2012
- 0.5 g Gold, Tokelau, Great White Shark 2012
- 0.5 g Gold, Tokelau, Blue-Ringed Octopus 2012
- 0.5 g Gold, Tokelau, Saltwater Crocodile 2012
- 0.5 g Gold, Tokelau, Eastern Brown Snake 2012
- 0.5 g Gold, Tokelau, Box Jellyfish 2012
- 1 oz Silver, Tuvalu, Funnel Web Spider 2012
- 1 oz Silver, Tuvalu, Yellow-Bellied Sea Snake 2013
- 1 oz Silver, Tuvalu, Spider-Hunting Scorpion 2014
- 1 oz Silver, Tuvalu, Bull Ant 2015
- 1 oz Silver, Tuvalu, Death Adder 2016
- 1 oz Silver, Tuvalu, Bull Shark 2017
- 1 oz Gold, Niue, Red-Back Spider 2018
- 1 oz Silver, Tuvalu, Dingo 2018
- 1 oz Silver, Tuvalu, Lionfish 2019
- 5 oz Gold, Niue, Red-Back Spider 2020
- 5 oz Silver, Niue, Red-Back Spider 2020
- 1 oz Gold, Niue, Tarantula 2020
- 1 oz Silver, Tuvalu, Tarantula 2020
- 1 oz Gold, Niue, Stingray 2021
- 1 oz Silver, Tuvalu, Stingray 2021

All (21) coins of type: Silver Ounce (1 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Ounce 2006 Red-Back Spider 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 OZ 999 SILVER TUVALU 2006
Silver Ounce 2007 Great White Shark 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 DOLLAR TUVALU 2007
Silver Ounce 2008 Blue Ringed Octopus 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 DOLLAR TUVALU 2008
Silver Ounce 2009 Saltwater Crocodile 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 DOLLAR TUVALU 2009
Silver Ounce 2010 Eastern Brown Snake 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 DOLLAR TUVALU 2010
Silver Ounce 2011 Box Jellyfish 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 DOLLAR TUVALU 2011
Silver Ounce 2011 Red-Back Spider (Russian) 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 DOLLAR TUVALU 2011
Silver Ounce 2011 Great White Shark (Russian) 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 DOLLAR TUVALU 2011
Silver Ounce 2011 Blue Ringed Octopus (Russian) 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 DOLLAR TUVALU 2011
Silver Ounce 2011 Saltwater Crocodile (Russian) 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 DOLLAR TUVALU 2011
Silver Ounce 2011 Eastern Brown Snake (Russian) 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 DOLLAR TUVALU 2011
Silver Ounce 2012 Funnel Web Spider 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 DOLLAR TUVALU 2012
Silver Ounce 2013 Yellow-Bellied Sea Snake 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 DOLLAR TUVALU 2013
Silver Ounce 2014 Spider-Hunting Scorpion 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 DOLLAR TUVALU 2014
Silver Ounce 2015 Bull Ant 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 DOLLAR TUVALU 2015
Silver Ounce 2016 Death Adder 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 DOLLAR TUVALU 2016
Silver Ounce 2017 Bull Shark 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 DOLLAR TUVALU 2017
Silver Ounce 2018 Dingo 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 DOLLAR TUVALU 2018
Silver Ounce 2019 Lionfish 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 oz 9999 Ag 2019 TUVALU 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2020 Tarantula 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 oz 9999 Ag 2020 TUVALU 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2021 Stingray 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 oz 9999 Ag 2021 TUVALU 1 DOLLAR
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Silver Ounce 2011 Blue Ringed Octopus (Russian): Details
CountryTuvalu
CurrencyTuvaluan Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2011
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait, by Raphael Maklouf
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage2,000
Mintage Limit2,000
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size40.600 mm
Thickness4.000 mm
Mass31.135 g
OCC IDMXKD-OKQC-ADBV-OWQJ
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