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OCEAN FAIRY Silver Coin 50 Cents Tuvalu 2016


This beautiful Silver coin depicts the stunning Ocean Fairy that spends her days flying low over the clear blue ocean water. Struck by The Perth Mint from 1/2Oz of 99.9% Pure Silver in Proof quality, the coin is issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu. Limited mintage to 5.000 pieces worldwide.

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The Fairy
A fairy is a type of mythical being or legendary creature in European folklore, a form of spirit, often described as metaphysical, supernatural, or preternatural. Fairies are generally described as human in appearance and having magical powers. Diminutive fairies of one kind or another have been recorded for centuries, but occur alongside the human-sized beings; these have been depicted as ranging in size from very tiny up to the size of a human child. Even with these small fairies, however, their small size may be magically assumed rather than constant. Some fairies though normally quite small were able to dilate their figures to imitate humans. On Orkney they were described as short in stature, dressed in dark grey, and sometimes seen in armour. Wings, while common in Victorian and later artwork of fairies, are very rare in the folklore; even very small fairies flew with magic, sometimes flying on ragwort stems or the backs of birds. Nowadays, fairies are often depicted with ordinary insect wings or butterfly wings. In some folklore, fairies have green eyes. Some depictions of fairies either have them wearing some sort of footwear and other depictions of fairies are always barefoot.

  • CountryTuvalu
  • Year2016
  • Face Value50 Cents
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)15.57 (1/2 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)32.6
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)5.000
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes
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The reverse of the coin features a coloured Ocean Fairy sitting on a rock with the ocean and a beach in the background. The inscription: “OCEAN FAIRY” and The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark also appear in the design. The coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2016 year-date and the monetary denomination – “50 Cents”.