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

Silver Two Ounces 2021 Dragon and Tiger, Coin from Tuvalu
CoinSilver Two Ounces 2021 Dragon and Tiger

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:
Rich in oriental symbolism, this stunning 2oz silver coin, which has been "antiqued" by hand, portrays two auspicious animals surrounding an ancient eight-sided motif known as a bagua.

Revered in Chinese traditional culture, the dragon and tiger are often portrayed together as expressions of yin and yang, the ancient belief that all things in the universe consist of two opposing yet complementary forces. Another fascinating symbol from Eastern philosophy, the bagua incorporates eight Taoist trigrams representing the yin and yang present in all things, and a taijitu, the famous black and white symbol denoting the interdependence of yin and yang energy.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage888
Obverse
Tuvalu / Silver Two Ounces 2021 Dragon and Tiger - 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 Dragon and Tiger - reverse photo

The coin’s reverse portrays a dragon and tiger encircling an image of a bagua. Regarded as a divine mythical creature, the serpent-like Chinese dragon embodies power, wealth and good fortune. With a pattern on its forehead resembling the Chinese character for "king", the tiger is another highly revered animal which represents bravery, strength and ambition. Together, they are said to symbolise the harmony achieved through the balance of opposing forces.

The designer's initials IJ (for Ing Ing Jong) are on the left.

There is no inscription.

Reverse Inscription (none)
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Silver content (Troy oz): 2.000
Finish: antique.
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.

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, Dragon and Tiger, 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 2016 Norse Gods - Thor 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2oz 999 SILVER 2016 TUVALU 2 DOLLARS
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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
Silver Two Ounces 2018 Star Trek - The Original Series 850 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2oz 999 SILVER 2018 TUVALU 2 DOLLARS
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Silver Two Ounces 2021 Double Dragon and Phoenix 888 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2oz 9999 SILVER 2021 TUVALU 2 DOLLARS
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Silver Two Ounces 2021 Dragon and Tiger: Details
CountryTuvalu
CurrencyTuvaluan Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Two Ounces (2 oz)
Issued2021
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value2 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage888
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Silver
DesignerIng Ing Jong
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size40.690 mm
Thickness5.860 mm
Mass62.213 g
OCC IDNXYD-ENZC-PVJZ-EVRB
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