Silver Two Ounces 2021 Double Dragon and Phoenix, Coin from Tuvalu - detailed information

Silver Two Ounces 2021 Double Dragon and Phoenix, Coin from Tuvalu
CoinSilver Two Ounces 2021 Double Dragon and Phoenix

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:
In traditional Chinese culture, the dragon is revered as a divine creature and potent symbol of power, wealth and good fortune. The phoenix is regarded as an immortal bird that appears in times of peace and prosperity. Also representing the Chinese emperor and empress, the dragon and phoenix’s appearance together symbolises wedded bliss.

Rich in Chinese cultural references, the coin’s highly symmetrical artistry employs twin dragon and phoenix motifs - in artistic terms doubling the strength of their auspicious influences. These mythical creatures surround the ancient Yin and Yang symbol (taijitu) embodying the feng shui concept that the universe is governed through the balance of opposing yet complementary principles. Also included in the design are stylised clouds, associated with rain and abundant harvests, as well as coloured peonies, flowers symbolising royalty, wealth and honour.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage888
Obverse
Tuvalu / Silver Two Ounces 2021 Double Dragon and Phoenix - 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 2oz 9999 SILVER 2021 TUVALU 2 DOLLARS.

The inscription around the rim also incorporates the precious metal content: two troy ounces of 99.99% silver.

Obverse Inscription QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2oz 9999 SILVER 2021 TUVALU 2 DOLLARS
Reverse
Tuvalu / Silver Two Ounces 2021 Double Dragon and Phoenix - reverse photo

The coin’s highly symmetrical design portrays two partially coloured dragons and two phoenix birds circling the centre which represents the Yin Yang (or taijitu) symbol.

The designer's initials SR (for Sean Rogers) are on the tail of one of the phoenixes, to the right of the centre.

There is no inscription.

Reverse Inscription (none)
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Silver content (Troy oz): 2.000
Finish: antique, coloured
Packaging: the coin is housed in a classic grey leatherette display case within a themed shipper and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Perth Mint Item ID: 21N93AAA
Issue price: AU$ 288.00

The Perth Mint's web site lists Natasha Muhl as designer, but the signature on the coin is that of Sean Rogers.

See also

Coins in the Chinese Myths and Legends series issued for Tuvalu include:
- 5 oz Silver, Chinese Mythical Creatures 2015
- 5 oz Silver Coloured, The Dragon and His Nine Sons 2015
- 5 oz Silver, The Dragon and His Nine Sons 2016
- 5 oz Silver Antique, Dragon 2018
- 5 oz Silver Antique Coloured, Fu, Lu and Shou 2021
- 5 oz Silver Antique Coloured, Chinese Mythical Creatures 2021
- 5 oz Silver Antique Coloured, Zhao Yun 2021
- 2 oz Silver Antique Coloured, Double Dragon and Yin Yang Koi 2021
- 2 oz Silver Antique Coloured, Double Dragon and Double Phoenix 2021
- 2 oz Silver Antique Coloured, White Tiger 2022
- 2 oz Silver Antique Coloured, Chinese Dragon 2022
- 2 oz Silver Antique Coloured, Dragon and Qilin 2022

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Silver Two Ounces 2014 Gods of Olympus - Zeus 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2oz 999 SILVER 2014 TUVALU 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2014 Gods of Olympus - Poseidon 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2oz 999 SILVER 2014 TUVALU 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2014 Gods of Olympus - Hades 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2oz 999 SILVER 2014 TUVALU 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2015 Goddesses of Olympus - Hera 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2oz 999 SILVER 2015 TUVALU 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2015 Goddesses of Olympus - Athena 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2oz 999 SILVER 2015 TUVALU 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2015 Goddesses of Olympus - Aphrodite 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2oz 999 SILVER 2015 TUVALU 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2015 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II · 2 DOLLARS TUVALU 2015 ·
Silver Two Ounces 2015 Back to the Future 2,015 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II TUVALU 2 DOLLARS 2oz 999 SILVER 2015
Silver Two Ounces 2016 Norse Gods - Odin 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2oz 999 SILVER 2016 TUVALU 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2016 Norse Gods - Thor 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2oz 999 SILVER 2016 TUVALU 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2016 Norse Gods - Loki 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2oz 999 SILVER 2016 TUVALU 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2017 Norse Goddesses - Freya 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2oz 9999 SILVER 2017 TUVALU 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2017 Norse Goddesses - Frigg 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2oz 9999 SILVER 2017 TUVALU 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2017 Norse Goddesses - Hel 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2oz 9999 SILVER 2017 TUVALU 2 DOLLARS
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Silver Two Ounces 2021 The Simpsons - Homer Simpson 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 9999 Ag 2021 TUVALU 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Tears of the Moon 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2oz 9999 Ag 2021 2 DOLLARS TUVALU
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Double Dragon and Yin Yang Koi 888 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2oz 9999 SILVER 2021 TUVALU 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Double Dragon and Phoenix 888 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2oz 9999 SILVER 2021 TUVALU 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Hourglass 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2oz 9999 Ag 2021 2 DOLLARS TUVALU
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Silver Two Ounces 2022 Chinese Dragon 888 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2oz 9999 SILVER 2022 TUVALU 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2022 Dragon and Qilin 888 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2oz 9999 SILVER 2022 TUVALU 2 DOLLARS
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Silver Two Ounces 2021 Double Dragon and Phoenix: Details
CountryTuvalu
CurrencyTuvaluan Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Two Ounces (2 oz)
Issued2021
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value5 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage888
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Silver
DesignerSean Rogers
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size40.690 mm
Thickness5.860 mm
Mass62.213 g
OCC IDLGVB-ELDC-KPMX-EMPX
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