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Tuvalu 2017-P Always Together #3 - Horses - Pair of Palomino and Bay Horsies - Love Forever and Eternal Romance 50 Cents Pure Silver Half Dollar Proof with Color

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Who doesn't love horses? Celebrate romance, companionship and love eternal with the Always Together program and this pair of friendly horses (one a palomino, the other a bay) on this affordable, full color, pure silver proof!

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Struck in pure silver and extremely affordable, these friendly palomino and bay horses in the Always Together series make a perfect gift for
        Valentine's Day
        Weddings
        Anniversaries
        Animal Lovers
        Horse Owners
        Equestrians & Trainers
and pretty much ANY coin collector!

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Always Together #3 - Horses outer boxWe're proud to bring you this elegant yet affordable, pure silver proof with color, struck in Western Australia by the precious metal experts at the Perth Mint. The first two Always Together Silver Proofs sold out at the Mint in just a couple of weeks - better hurry and grab this one while you can still get your paws on it!

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Availability Note - The first two Always Together Silver Proof sold out at the Mint in record time. A very fast sell out at the Mint for the Always Together Horses is likewise expected! Needless to say, the horse is an extremely popular animal, beloved the world over, so fast action is advised!

We really like this romantic design, depicting a pair of horses: a palomino stands besides a bay colored pony amidst a field of flowers, with pretty butterflies floating around them! The beauty of the color and balance of the design enhance its desirability. Perfect for Valentine's Day or for animal coin collectors, this stunning horsey themed silver proof also makes a perfect wedding present, and can be given as the most unique anniversary gift the happy couple will ever receive!

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Horses are highly social creatures that love the company of other horses, as well as people that they trust. They are herd animals, with each herd made up of small groups known as ‘bands’. Each band usually consists of one dominant stallion, mares, and juveniles. Horses naturally seek a leader for the herd who will lead and protect them against predators. The leader is usually an older mare, who will direct the herd to safety, food and water, and protect the pony or ponies fiercely.

Please see the presentation lower on this page for more information about Tuvalu and its association with Australia.

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Technology Note
The Perth Mint of Australia employs its own proprietary colorization technology, in which the color is actually sealed on the coin. The vibrant hues and precise execution of the technology create a stunning, full-color portrait on each coin.

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Obverse
2016 Always Together Horses in full packageA pair of horses: a palomino stands besides a bay colored pony amidst a field of flowers, with pretty butterflies floating around them. The Perth Mint's "P" mint mark can be found at 4:00 near the rim. The legend 1/2 OZ 999 SILVER guarantees the weight and purity, while the legend ALWAYS TOGETHER defines the theme.

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Reverse
Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, in crowned profile facing right. This portrait, featuring Her Majesty wearing a tiara and pearl earrings, was executed by the sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley. The legend QUEEN ELIZABETH II, the date and denomination also appear.

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Packaging
The coin is encapsulated inside a handsome taupe leatherette, clamshell-style presentation case, lined with black velvet and satin, and protected by a full-color outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

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Specifications
Country Tuvalu
Mint Perth Mint of Australia
Year of Issue 2017
   
Face Value 50 Cents
Weight 15.553 g
Diameter 32.60 mm
Gauge (Thickness)     3.10 mm
Mintage Limit    7,500
   
Finish Proof with Color
Composition .999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Natasha Muhl (obverse)
Ian Rank-Broadley (reverse)
Certificate Individually Numbered

The Island Nation of Tuvalu
Tuvalu, formerly known as the Ellice Islands, is a Polynesian island nation located in the Pacific Ocean midway between Hawaii and Australia. Its nearest neighbors are Kiribati, Samoa and Fiji. It is comprised of four reef islands and five true atolls. Its population of 11,992 makes it the third-least populated independent country in the world, with only Vatican City and Nauru having fewer inhabitants. It is also the second-smallest member by population of the United Nations. In terms of physical land size, at just 10 square miles Tuvalu is the fourth smallest country in the world, larger only than the Vatican City, Monaco and Nauru.

The first inhabitants of Tuvalu were Polynesian people, who arrived about 3000 years go. The islands came under Great Britain's sphere of influence in the late 19th century. The Ellice Islands were administered by Britain as part of a protectorate from 1892 to 1916 and as part of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands Colony from 1916 to 1974. In 1974 the Ellice Islanders voted for separate British dependency status as Tuvalu, separating from the Gilbert Islands which became Kiribati upon independence. Tuvalu became fully independent within The Commonwealth in 1978. with Queen Elizabeth II as titular head of state.

Because Tuvalu has few natural resources it has been dependent in recent years upon aid from larger, more developed nations, including Australia, New Zealand and the United States. The Perth Mint of Australia is officially commissioned by the government of Tuvalu to produce legal tender coinage for the island nation.

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