Silver Ounce 2019 Laughing Buddha, Coin from Tuvalu - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2019 Laughing Buddha, Coin from Tuvalu
CoinSilver Ounce 2019 Laughing Buddha

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.

The Mint says about this coin:
A Perth Mint first, this innovative 1oz silver coin incorporates a Laughing Buddha insert made of jade, featuring 99.99% pure silver with antiqued finish.

At the heart of this 1oz silver coin sits an insert carved from jade, a stone traditionally symbolising beauty, purity and virtue in Chinese culture. It is sculpted into a representation of the Laughing Buddha, a Buddhist figure frequently represented in statues believed to bring good luck and fortune. He is portrayed atop a mound of coins on the reverse of this stunning antiqued coin in reference to his association with prosperity and abundance. The coin’s reverse depicts the legendary Laughing Buddha sitting atop a mound of coins against a background of stylised rays of sunlight.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage3,000
Obverse
Tuvalu / Silver Ounce 2019 Laughing Buddha - 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 oz 9999 Ag 2019 TUVALU 1 DOLLAR.

The Queen's portrait is on a background of thin lines radiating out from the centre.

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

Obverse Inscription QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 oz 9999 Ag 2019 TUVALU 1 DOLLAR
Reverse
Tuvalu / Silver Ounce 2019 Laughing Buddha - reverse photo

At the centre of the reverse is a jade insert portraying the Laughing Buddha in relief; behind him, a pattern of sun rays radiating out. The Perth Mint's P mint mark is on one of the rays on the left.

Around above, on a background of thin wavy lines, the inscription LAUGHING BUDDHA.

Around below, a pile of Chinese "lucky" coins with a square hole at centre. The designer's initials NM (for Natasha Muhl) are on one of the coins on the right.

Reverse Inscription LAUGHING BUDDHA
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Silver Content (Troy oz): 1.000
Finish: antique, jade insert.
Packaging: accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, the coin is housed in a contemporary latex case which displays both sides of the coin, and a brilliantly illustrated shipper.
Perth Mint 19C17AAA
Issue price: AU$ 155.00, US$ 110.89

All (60) 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 2013 Frilled Neck Lizard 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 OZ 999 SILVER 2013 TUVALU 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2014 Spider-Hunting Scorpion 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 DOLLAR TUVALU 2014
Silver Ounce 2014 Thorny Devil Lizard 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 OZ 999 SILVER 2014 TUVALU 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2015 Back to the Future 7,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 DOLLAR TUVALU 2015
Silver Ounce 2015 Star Trek - Deep Space 9 6,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 DOLLAR TUVALU 2015
Silver Ounce 2015 Star Trek - U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D 6,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 DOLLAR TUVALU 2015
Silver Ounce 2015 Star Trek - U.S.S. Voyager NCC-74656 6,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 DOLLAR TUVALU 2015
Silver Ounce 2015 Star Trek - Captain Jean-Luc Picard 6,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 DOLLAR TUVALU 2015
Silver Ounce 2015 Star Trek - Captain James T. Kirk 6,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 DOLLAR TUVALU 2015
Silver Ounce 2015 Star Trek - Captain Janeway 6,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 DOLLAR TUVALU 2015
Silver Ounce 2015 Star Trek - Captain Sisko 6,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 DOLLAR TUVALU 2015
Silver Ounce 2015 Star Trek - Captain Jonathan Archer 6,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 DOLLAR TUVALU 2015
Silver Ounce 2015 Star Trek - Mr Spock 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 DOLLAR TUVALU 2015
Silver Ounce 2015 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 oz 999 SILVER 2015 TUVALU 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2015 Bull Ant 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 DOLLAR TUVALU 2015
Silver Ounce 2015 Blue Tongue Lizard 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 OZ 999 SILVER 2015 TUVALU 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2016 Death Adder 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 DOLLAR TUVALU 2016
Silver Ounce 2016 Australian Goanna 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 OZ 999 SILVER 2016 TUVALU 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2017 Marvel - Spider-Man 50,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 oz 9999 Ag 2017 TUVALU 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2017 Bull Shark 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 DOLLAR TUVALU 2017
Silver Ounce 2017 Saltwater Crocodile 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 oz 9999 Ag 2017 TUVALU 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2018 Thor 50,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 oz 9999 Ag 2018 TUVALU 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2018 Black Panther, Coloured 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 oz 9999 Ag 2018 TUVALU 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2018 Black Panther 50,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 oz 9999 Ag 2018 TUVALU 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2018 Iron Man 50,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 oz 9999 Ag 2018 TUVALU 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2018 Deadpool 50,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 oz 9999 Ag 2018 TUVALU 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2018 Dingo 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 DOLLAR TUVALU 2018
Silver Ounce 2018 Green Tree Python 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 oz 9999 Ag 2018 TUVALU 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2019 Captain America 50,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 oz 9999 Ag 2019 TUVALU 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2019 Hulk 50,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 oz 9999 Ag 2019 TUVALU 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2019 Laughing Buddha 3,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 oz 9999 Ag 2019 TUVALU 1 DOLLAR
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 Venom 50,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 oz 9999 Ag 2020 TUVALU 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2020 James Bond - 007, High Relief 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 oz 9999 Ag 2020 TUVALU 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2020 James Bond - 007 30,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 oz 9999 Ag 2020 TUVALU 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2020 James Bond - GoldenEye 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 oz 9999 Ag 2020 TUVALU 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2020 James Bond - No Time to Die 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 oz 9999 Ag 2020 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 Year of the Ox Rotating Charm 3,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II · 1 DOLLAR TUVALU 2021 ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Wolverine 50,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 oz 9999 Ag 2021 TUVALU 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2021 James Bond - 007 20,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 oz 9999 Ag 2021 TUVALU 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2021 James Bond - Sean Connery 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 oz 9999 Ag 2021 TUVALU 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2021 James Bond - For Your Eyes Only 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 oz 9999 Ag 2021 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
Silver Ounce 2021 Itchy and Scratchy 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 oz 9999 Ag 2021 TUVALU 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2021 The Simpsons Family 25,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 oz 9999 Ag 2021 TUVALU 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2022 James Bond - 007 30,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 oz 9999 Ag 2022 TUVALU 1 DOLLAR
Advertising
Royal Mint
Royal Mint
Silver Ounce 2019 Laughing Buddha: Details
CountryTuvalu
CurrencyTuvaluan Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2019
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage3,000
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Silver
DesignerNatasha Muhl
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size40.600 mm
Thickness11.000 mm
Mass31.107 g
OCC IDNXYD-ENZC-GNNN-EVRB
Share or Bookmark this Page
Silver Ounce 2019 Laughing Buddha: Photos
ImageDetails
Coin, Tuvalu, Silver Ounce 2019 Laughing Buddha
Copyright: Perth Mint
Source
Coin, Tuvalu, Silver Ounce 2019 Laughing Buddha
Copyright: Perth Mint
Source
Coin, Tuvalu, Silver Ounce 2019 Laughing Buddha
Copyright: Perth Mint
Source
Coin, Tuvalu, Silver Ounce 2019 Laughing Buddha
Copyright: Perth Mint
Source
Coin, Tuvalu, Silver Ounce 2019 Laughing Buddha
Copyright: Perth Mint
Source