2020 Tokelau $5 1-oz Equilibrium Proof-Like Silver Coin.

The 2020 Tokelau 1-oz Equilibrium Silver Coin is so shiney it looks like a proof coin.

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The Tokelau Equilibrium series first started in 2018 and there is not one for 2022 yet so we will have to see if a new coin comes out. The series changes design each year always featuring the Yin and Yang symbol in some way. This years coin has a mintage of 20,000 and was produced from the Pressburg Mint.

The Obverse features a profile view of Queen Elizabeth II surrounded by the eight symbols for the primary Earth elements with frosted waves in the back ground and a decorative boarder. The inscription on the coins says "ELIZABETH II, TACALAU, 2020 and 1oz FINE SILVER .999"

The Reverse features a human hand and an android hand gripping a yin and yang symbol with the words "EQUILIBRIUM" towards the top and "5 DOLLARS" on the bottom.

Specifications

Year 2020
Mint Mark Not Shown
Purity .999
Manufacturer Pressburg Mint
Thickness 2.8 mm
Diameter 38 mm
Condition Uncirculated
Face Value $5 NZD
Issuing Country Tokelau
Obverse Designer Ian Rank-Broadley
Edge Design Reeded
Series Tokelau Equilibrium
CoA No
Mintage 20,000
Metal Weight 1 Troy Ounce
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Awesome Mike. I had to look up what the 8 earth elements were.
I only knew the 4 Fire,Ice,Water and Air.

I hope you manage to grab the 2022 one.

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Thanks, yeah they are the 8 Chinese symbols that include:
Earth
Thunder
Fire
Marsh/Lake
Mountain
Water
Wind
Heaven/Aether

There is a lot to the break down of all the different symbols
but that is a story for another post. lol

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Symbols surrounding Elizabeth II are designed with perfection where it focus attention on her.
I like equilibrium series style

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This is the only one I have of the series but all 4 coins are very nice.

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I liked drawing hands on the sun, silver piece is shining, it's beautiful

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I agree, I saw this coin and had to have it.

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The coin is really shining bright like diamond

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I like how they use ying and yang for the equilibrium and it matches the theme. I can't tell anything about the elements though.

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I agree the yin and yang symbol is supposed to be a symbol of perfect balance so it works perfectly with the theme of the coin.

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Nice coin, Mike. Awesome detailing.Will make a nice addition to your collection.

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Thanks John, yeah it was one of these that as soon as I saw it I had to have it.

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I thought the silver price might be up with the market so far down. I was really surprised silver is way down too. Thanks for sharing your coins with us on ListNerds.

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Like crypto I am not upset to see the price go down some, it makes it more affordable to collect more.

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My inner Magician woke up all the way with those 8 elements very nice I knew them but never grouped them like that !CTP

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Unless you are into or have studied Chinese philosophy and culture you probably would never see them together.

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Well Of course I am used to the big 5
Earth
Fire
Water
Wind
Heaven/Aether

But adding these other 3
Thunder
Marsh/Lake
Mountain
makes a lot of sense. They are called upon as forces, not as elements. Nice new insight thanks.

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Cool Metaphysical theme, I also noticed the 'I Ching' Symbol as well on the Obverse.

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I'm not sure what you are referring to, the only thing I didn't point out on the obverse side in my post is the initials IRB, below the Queens portrait, for Ian Rank-Broadley the person that design the portrait of the Queen.

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It's the circle of dashed lines that make up the symbol "I Ching"

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ohhh ok, I understand now. Those are what I was referring to as the 8 symbols for primary Earth elements but I get it also about I Ching being what it really is. lol

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Wow, the details on that coin!!!
Stack on!!!

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Yes, this coin caught my eye and I had to have it.
The other 3 coins in the series are cool also, I
may have to pick them up at some point.

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I love reading about these coins. The fact that it was a robot hand is a detail I completely missed.

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The picture makes it a little harder to see unless you look real good, it's much easier to see when you're holding it in your hand. lol

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