Silver Two Ounces 2015 Back to the Future, Coin from Tuvalu - detailed information

Silver Two Ounces 2015 Back to the Future, Coin from Tuvalu
CoinSilver Two Ounces 2015 Back to the Future

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 two-ounce format (abbreviated as 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 Mint says about this coin:
Thirty years after the box office success of Back to the Future, the Perth Mint is excited to present the Back to the Future - Hoverboard 2015 2oz Silver Coin.

Back to the Future is an American science fiction comedy trilogy (1985, 1989 and 1990), starring Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly, a high school student who accidentally travels 30 years into the past to 1955, jeopardising his own future existence. The hoverboard - a skateboard without wheels that hovers over the ground - makes its debut in the second film of the trilogy. Marty McFly travels to his future in 2015 and hovers through the air when chased by teen rogue Biff Tannen and his gang.

The coin was released on the same day and year as portrayed in the film: 21 October 2015.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage2,015
Obverse
Tuvalu / Silver Two Ounces 2015 Back to the Future - obverse photo

At the centre of the obverse, which is shaped and patterned as a skateboard, is a small effigy of Queen Elizabeth II - her Fourth Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley.

Vertically on the left, on two lines the monarch's legend: QUEEN ELIZABETH II TUVALU; vertically on the right, on two lines the face value of the coin and the precious metal content: 2 DOLLARS 2oz 999 SILVER (two troy ounces of 99.9% silver).

The date of issue 2015 is below.

Obverse Inscription QUEEN ELIZABETH II TUVALU 2 DOLLARS 2oz 999 SILVER 2015
Reverse
Tuvalu / Silver Two Ounces 2015 Back to the Future - reverse photo

The coin’s reverse is coloured and textured like a skateboard, with the inscription HOVER BOARD on two lines diagonally in the centre.

Reverse Inscription HOVER BOARD
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Silver content (Troy oz): 2.000
Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated, coloured.
Packaging: designed to look like Marty McFly’s hoverboard from Back to the Future II, each coin is presented in a plastic capsule. The coin appears to be suspended and hovering within the case. The product is packaged within an illustrated shipper and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Perth Mint Item ID: 15X98CAA
Issue price: AU$ 199.00

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Silver Two Ounces 2015 Back to the Future: Details
CountryTuvalu
CurrencyTuvaluan Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Two Ounces (2 oz)
Issued2015
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value2 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage2,015
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerJennifer McKenna
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeIrregular
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size22.5 - 80.5 mm
Thickness4.000 mm
Mass62.270 g
OCC IDPMVR-OAPC-YRRG-ENQG
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