Silver Ounce 2022 Goddesses of Olympus - Athena, Coin from Tuvalu - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2022 Goddesses of Olympus - Athena, 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 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 Goddesses of Olympus (continuation of Gods of Olympus) series of premium bullion coins by the Perth Mint, which started in 2014 and then continued in 2020. This issue is dedicated to Athena.

In Greek mythology, Athena represented courage, inspiration, law and justice, mathematics, strength, strategy, arts and crafts. She was also considered the Goddess of War and a companion of many heroes including Odysseus, Jason and Heracles.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage15,000
Obverse
Tuvalu / Silver Ounce 2022 Goddesses of Olympus - Athena - 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 small 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 1oz 9999 Ag 2022 TUVALU 1 DOLLAR.

The inscription around the rim also incorporates the precious metal content: one troy ounce of 99.99% silver (Ag is abbreviated from Argentum. the Latin word for silver).

The portrait of the Queen has a mirror finish; the rest of the surface is frosted.

Obverse Inscription QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1oz 9999 Ag 2022 TUVALU 1 DOLLAR
Reverse
Tuvalu / Silver Ounce 2022 Goddesses of Olympus - Athena - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin portrays Athena next to an olive tree; she is holding a large spear in her left hand, and a shield with her right hand. Accompanying her are a serpent and an owl - symbol of wisdom, and a companion and symbol of Athena. Behind, the Parthenon can be seen as part of ancient Athens (it was a temple to Athena Parthenos).

The serpent is the guardian of the Acropolis and incarnation of Erichthonius, progeny of Athena’s seducer, Hephaestus. The shield displays the gorgon Medusa’s head, which was given to Athena by Perseus.

Around below, the inscription ATHENA. The Perth Mint's P mint mark is on the right. Below right, on the snake's belly (after the second A in ATHENA), the designer's initials TV, for Thomas Vaughan.

Reverse Inscription ATHENA
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Silver Content (Troy oz): 1.000
Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated, frosted surfaces (13,500 coins), or antique (1,500 coins).
Packaging: individual loose coin, or 20 in mint tube, or 100 in mint box.

See also

Coins in the Gods of Olympus series issued for Tuvalu include (ordered by design / metal / size / year):
- 1 oz Gold, Zeus 2021
- 5 oz Silver (with Antique version), Zeus 2021
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Zeus 2014
- 1 oz Silver Bullion (with Antique version), Zeus 2020
- 1 oz Gold, Poseidon 2021
- 5 oz Silver (with Antique version), Poseidon 2021
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Poseidon 2014
- 1 oz Silver Bullion (with Antique version), Poseidon 2021
- 1 oz Gold, Hades 2021
- 5 oz Silver (with Antique version), Hades 2021
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Hades 2014
- 1 oz Silver Bullion (with Antique version), Hades 2021
- 1 oz Gold, Hera 2022
- 5 oz Silver (with Antique version), Hera 2022
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Hera 2015
- 1 oz Silver Bullion (with Antique version), Hera 2022
- 1 oz Gold, Athena 2022
- 5 oz Silver (with Antique version), Athena 2022
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Athena 2015
- 1 oz Silver Bullion (with Antique version), Athena 2022
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Aphrodite 2015

Silver Ounce 2022 Goddesses of Olympus - Athena: Known varieties
Variety Antique Finish
Images Tuvalu / Silver Ounce 2022 Goddesses of Olympus - Athena / Antique Finish - obverse photo Tuvalu / Silver Ounce 2022 Goddesses of Olympus - Athena / Antique Finish - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 1,500 (included in total)
Showing 16 from a total of 116 coins of type: Silver Ounce (1 oz)
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Silver Ounce 2021 The Red Flag Fleet - Ching Shih 15,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1oz 9999 Ag 2021 TUVALU 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2022 Year of the Tiger Rotating Charm 3,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II · 1 DOLLAR TUVALU 2022 ·
Silver Ounce (x4) 2022 Year of the Tiger Quadrant 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait 2022 ELIZABETH II 1 oz Ag 9999 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
Silver Ounce 2022 James Bond 60th Anniversary 50,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 oz 9999 Ag 2022 TUVALU 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2022 James Bond 60th Anniversary, Rectangle 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II TUVALU 1oz 9999 Ag 1 DOLLAR 2022
Silver Ounce 2022 John Wayne 3,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 oz 9999 Ag 2022 TUVALU 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2022 Red-Bellied Black Snake 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 oz 9999 Ag 2022 TUVALU 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2022 Street Fighter - Ryu 20,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 oz 9999 Ag 2022 TUVALU 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2022 Street Fighter - Chun Li 20,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 oz 9999 Ag 2022 TUVALU 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2022 The Simpsons - Homer Simpson 25,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 oz 9999 Ag 2022 TUVALU 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2022 The Simpsons - Bart Simpson 25,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 oz 9999 Ag 2022 TUVALU 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2022 Minted Mini - Bart Simpson 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II TUVALU 1 oz 999 Ag 1 DOLLAR 2022
Silver Ounce 2022 Goddesses of Olympus - Hera 15,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1oz 9999 Ag 2022 TUVALU 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2022 Goddesses of Olympus - Athena 15,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1oz 9999 Ag 2022 TUVALU 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2022 The Black Flag Fleet - The Rising Sun 15,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1oz 9999 Ag 2022 TUVALU 1 DOLLAR
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Silver Ounce 2022 Goddesses of Olympus - Athena: Details
CountryTuvalu
CurrencyTuvaluan Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2022
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage15,000
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Silver
DesignerThomas Vaughan
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size4.900 mm
Thickness3.500 mm
Mass31.107 g
OCC IDBYNK-EDDC-GRBR-EPQM
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