Silver Two Ounces 2022 Tutankhamun Discovery, Coin from Tuvalu - detailed information

Silver Two Ounces 2022 Tutankhamun Discovery, Coin from Tuvalu
CoinSilver Two Ounces 2022 Tutankhamun Discovery

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:
Marking 100 years since the extraordinary discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb, this superb 2oz silver proof coin features a remarkable image of the best-known treasure from what is probably the most spectacular archaeological find of all time.

Causing a worldwide sensation, the almost 3,500-year-old tomb of King Tutankhamun was discovered by British archaeologist Howard Carter in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings in 1922. Resting on the mummified remains of the young pharaoh was an ornate death mask exquisitely crafted in gold - the lustrous precious metal considered by ancient Egyptians to be the skin of the gods.

It is now 100 years since archaeologist Howard Carter discovered Tutankhamun’s tomb. The young pharaoh became a worldwide sensation, igniting massive new interest in ancient Egypt, and to this day remains a source of intense fascination. Setting the discovery apart, Tutankhamun’s place of rest had been virtually untouched by tomb robbers. Along with the mummified body of a king almost 3,500 years old, its fabulous golden treasures remained remarkably undamaged.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage2,000
Obverse
Tuvalu / Silver Two Ounces 2022 Tutankhamun Discovery - 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 2022 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 2022 TUVALU 2 DOLLARS
Reverse
Tuvalu / Silver Two Ounces 2022 Tutankhamun Discovery - reverse photo

The coin portrays Tutankhamun’s spectacular death mask - the best-known artefact from what is probably the most spectacular archaeological find of all time.

The image is gilded in 24-carat gold and features applications of colour representing the famous artefact’s glass paste inlays. Behind the mask are hieroglyphs redrawn from the back of the mask, as well as Tutankhamun’s elliptical cartouche on the right.

Around above, the inscription TUTANKHAMUN; around below, 100 YEARS.

The Perth Mint’s P mint mark is in the right field below the cartouche.

Reverse Inscription TUTANKHAMUN 100 YEARS
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Silver content (Troy oz): 2.000
Finish: proof, coloured, selective gold plating (including gilded edge).
Packaging: accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, the coin is presented in a classic case with a transparent acrylic top and themed shipper.
Date of issue: 3 May 2022.
Perth Mint SKU: 22L68AAA
Issue price: AU$ 230.00

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Silver Two Ounces 2022 Tutankhamun Discovery: Details
CountryTuvalu
CurrencyTuvaluan Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Two Ounces (2 oz)
Issued2022
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value2 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage2,000
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Silver
DesignerNatasha Muhl
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size50.800 mm
Thickness4.800 mm
Mass62.270 g
OCC IDLBRP-ERRC-RDJQ-EMNY
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