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JAGUAR E-TYPE XKE Sports Cars Silver Coin 1$ Tuvalu 2006 View larger

JAGUAR E-TYPE XKE Sports Cars Silver Coin 1$ Tuvalu 2006

The Perth Mint has reproduced images of five of the world's legendary sports cars in gleaming colour on the coins. This stunning coin celebrates one of the world’s classic sports cars – the Jaguar E-Type.

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JAGUAR E-TYPE
The Jaguar E-Type (UK) or XK-E (US) is a British automobile, manufactured by Jaguar between 1961 and 1974. Its combination of good looks, high performance, and competitive pricing resulted in a great success for Jaguar, with more than 70,000 E-Types being sold over its lifespan, and became an icon of 1960s motoring. In March 2008, the Jaguar E-Type ranked first in Daily Telegraph list of the "100 most beautiful cars" of all time. In 2004, Sports Car International magazine placed the E-Type at number one on their list of Top Sports Cars of the 1960s.

The five coins in this series:

  • Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing
  • Jaguar E-Type
  • Corvette Sting Ray
  • Datsun 240Z
  • Lamborghini Countach
  • CountryTuvalu
  • Year2006
  • Face Value1 Dollar
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)31.1 (1 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)40.6
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)3.000
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes
The coin’s coloured reverse portrays the definitive British sports car, which created nothing less than an absolute sensation when Jaguar unveiled at the 1961 Geneva Motor Show. Issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu, the coin bears the Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 2006 year-date on its obverse.