2022 2 oz Tuvalu Games Through the Ages Gilded Antiqued Silver Coin
This coin portrays game-related motifs within a ring of circles. Clockwise from the top, they symbolise playing cards, dominoes, a spinning dice, chess, snakes and ladders, terni lapilli, mahjong, draughts (or checkers), knucklebones, backgammon, and dice. Also included on the reverse is a background pattern and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.
The coin’s centre features a 24-carat plated stainless steel insert representing noughts and crosses, also known as tic tac toe, a ‘three-in-a-row’ game believed to have evolved from the ancient Roman game of terni lapilli (three pebbles).
The coin’s obverse portrays the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Also on the obverse is a stylised circular pattern and inscriptions of the coin’s weight, purity, monetary denomination and year date.
This coin has been ‘antiqued’ by hand to give it a unique finish conveying the surface abrasions of an aged artefact. As a result of this treatment, the appearance of other coins in the limited mintage may vary.
The coin is housed in a classic display case with a clear lid. Packaged within an illustrated shipper, each coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.