2020 Tokelau Vivat Humantias 1oz Silver BU
This 2020 Tokelau Vivat Humantias 1oz Silver BU coin introduces an intriguing new series produced by Pressburg Mint for Tokelau. The series theme centers around the conception that humanity, (as noted by the mint), “…keeps on advancing and delivers impressive achievements despite all conflicts and differences. Script and writing systems have evolved in different human civilisations. Communication in written form is one of the major milestones in human development which has made humanity unique.”
As legal tender in Tokelau, the obverse includes a small effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II produced by Iran Rank-Broadly into the center of the design. This is encircled by a highly decorative border that adds the sense of a 3-D effect. With the featured theme of this first release being that of the evolution and significance of human written communication, the design integrates various examples of written ancient languages encircling the rim. This is not only interesting, but also adds much to the overall design. Inscriptions include “ELIZABETH II . TOKELAU . 5 DOLLARS . 1 oz Ag 999.”
The reverse design celebrates the concept of Viat Humanitas (latin for Long Live Humanity!) As humanity has advanced over the millennia, so also it has been increasingly enlightened through the development and spreading of written communication across the globe. The design features symbols from four very different written ancient languages representing four of the core concepts that humanity has struggled to understand, including:
- Maya script – tz’ib’ (writing)
- Ancient Chinese – rén (human)
- Sumerian Cuneiform – ki (earth)
- Egyptian Hieroglyphics – Bâ (soul)
Depicted at very the center of the design is a highly stylized Sun and the image of the Eye of Horus (ancient Egyptian symbol of protection, royal power and good health) Inscriptions include, “VIVAT HUMANTIAS . 2020.”
This 2020 Tokelau Vivat Humantias 1oz Silver BU is a limited mintage, first release of a remarkably striking new series from Tokelau AND is really a MUST HAVE! Get engaged and reserve your desired quantity early. Don’t pass on this one.
- 2020 Tokelau Vivat Humantias 1oz Silver BU.
- Contains 1 oz of .999 fine silver.
- Limited mintage of 20,000.
- Obverse: Displays the Iran Rank-Broadly effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in the coin’s center inset. Inscriptions include, “ELIZABETH II” at the top, and “TOKELAU” at the bottom. The design integrates various examples of written ancient languages encircling the rim. Also included, “1 oz Ag 999.”
- Reverse: Features symbols representing four of the core concepts that humanity has struggled to understand from four very different written ancient languages – writing, human, earth, soul. Filling the center of the design is a stylized Sun and the image of the Eye of Horus. Inscriptions include, “VIVAT HUMANTIAS . 2020.”