Silver Ounce (x4) 2022 Year of the Tiger Quadrant, Coin from Tuvalu - detailed information

Silver Ounce (x4) 2022 Year of the Tiger Quadrant, Coin from Tuvalu
CoinSilver Ounce (x4) 2022 Year of the Tiger Quadrant

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 is actually a set of four separate one-ounce coloured silver coins which come together into a shape termed by the Perth Mint a "quadrant" - round, with a square hole in the middle in the manner of old Chinese coins. Given that these are distributed together and not supposed to be separated, they are described together on this page.

The Mint says about it:
This remarkable 2022 Year of the Tiger set comprises four fan-shaped 1oz silver proof coins which align in the shape of an ancient Chinese "ban liang" coin to portray a unified coloured image celebrating the awesome big cat.

The ancient lunar zodiac comprises 12 animal signs, each said to bestow desirable characteristics on those born under its influence. According to tradition, tiger people born in 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010 and 2022 will likely be blessed with courage, charm and confidence.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage1,500
Obverse
Tuvalu / Silver Ounce (x4) 2022 Year of the Tiger Quadrant - obverse photo

The obverse of each coin shows at its centre 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).

Above the effigy, the on two lines the inscription 2022 ELIZABETH II. Around below, 1 oz Ag 9999 TUVALU 1 DOLLAR; "1 oz Ag" means "one troy ounce of silver" - Ag is abbreviated from Argentum, the Latin word for silver.

Obverse Inscription 2022 ELIZABETH II 1 oz Ag 9999 TUVALU 1 DOLLAR
Reverse
Tuvalu / Silver Ounce (x4) 2022 Year of the Tiger Quadrant - reverse photo

The four legal tender pieces in the set each show one quadrant of a coloured composition portraying tigers in a tropical rainforest. The top coin depicts a tiger balanced on the limb of a dead tree. The right-hand coin depicts a roaring tiger prowling on a riverbank. The bottom coin depicts a tiger lying majestically on rocks. The left-hand coin depicts a tiger with a waterfall in the background.

The four pictures make one connected whole, with some images continuing into neighbouring pieces.

Additionally, the reverse of each coin incorporates The Perth Mint’s P>/b> mint mark, and the designer's initials LB (for Lucas Bowers).

There are no inscriptions.

Reverse Inscription (none)
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Silver content (Troy oz): 1.000 each, 4.000 the set.
The other specifications listed are per coin; in other words the "quadrant" contains four of them.

Finish: proof, coloured.
Packaging: in a classic display case with illustrated shipper, Accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Perth Mint SKU: 22H55ZAA
Issue price: AU$ 465.00

See also

Year of the Tiger 2022 coins issued by the Perth Mint include:
- Australia, Platinum Ounce ($100), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Gold Ten Ounces ($1,000), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Gold Two Ounces ($200), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Gold Ounce ($100), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Gold Ounce High Relief ($100), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Gold Half Ounce ($50), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Gold Quarter Ounce ($25), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Gold Tenth-Ounce ($15), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Gold Twentieth-Ounce ($5), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Silver Ten Kilos ($300), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Silver Kilo ($30), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Silver Five Ounces ($8), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Silver Five Ounces High Relief ($8), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Silver Two Ounces ($2), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Silver Two Ounces Antique ($2), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Silver Ounce ($1), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Silver Ounce ($1) with Opal, Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Silver Ounce High Relief ($1), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Silver Half Ounce (50 cents), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Silver Quarter Ounce (25 cents) Coloured, Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Aluminium Bronze $1 in Year of the Tiger 2022 PNC
- Tuvalu, Fifth-Ounce Gold, Year of the Tiger 2022 - Prosperity
- Tuvalu, Fifth-Ounce Gold, Year of the Tiger 2022 - Longevity
- Tuvalu, Fifth-Ounce Gold, Year of the Tiger 2022 - Success
- Tuvalu, Silver Coloured Quadrant (x4 one-ounce coins), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Tuvalu, Silver Ounce Antique ($1) with Rotating Charm, Year of the Tiger 2022
- Tuvalu, Silver Half Ounce Coloured (50 cents), Baby Tiger

Showing 16 from a total of 116 coins of type: Silver Ounce (1 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
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 (x4) 2022 Year of the Tiger Quadrant: 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 Mintage1,500
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Silver
DesignerLucas Bowers
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeOther
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size31.6 - 52.28 mm
Thickness3.500 mm
Mass31.107 g
OCC IDYRVP-OVRC-WLMR-ODQG
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