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Tuvalu 2018 Planet of the Apes 50th Anniversary $1 Pure Silver Dollar Proof with Color P02

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Who can forget Charlton Heston's disturbing trip the the Planet of the Apes? Celebrate 50 years of Planet of the Apes in full color on this exciting, one troy ounce pure silver proof dollar! "Get your stinking paws off of me, you damn dirty ape!"

Released in 1968, Planet of the Apes is a ground-breaking movie which, in the tradition of great science fiction, reflects conflicts and questions in our own society.

The film tells the story of an astronaut crew which crash-lands on a dystopian planet in the year 3978, about two millennia after their departure on a near light-speed voyage. In a desolate landscape, the surviving crew members, led by Taylor (played by Hollywood movie star Charlton Heston), discover a society in which apes are the dominant species with human-like intelligence and speech. Organized in a strict caste system, the apes treat humans like vermin who are hunted to be killed, enslaved or used for experiments.

A critical and commercial success, the film also won an Oscar for outstanding makeup.

The obverse depicts the face of an intelligent ape that appears on the original movie poster, with the adobe-like structures of the arid Ape City in the foreground. The design also includes the legend 50 YEARS OF PLANET OF THE APES in the original Planet of the Apes logotype.

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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
The obverse depicts the face of an intelligent ape that appears on the original movie poster, with the adobe-like structures of the arid Ape City in the foreground. The design also includes the legend 50 YEARS OF PLANET OF THE APES in the original Planet of the Apes logotype, as well as the Perth Mint’s traditional "P" mint mark.

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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 of issue and denomination also appear, while the legend 1 OZ 9999 SILVER guarantees the weight and purity.

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Packaging
Each coin is presented inside a clear acrylic case, allowing both sides of the coin to be displayed, protected by a greyscale outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

Planet of the Apes TM and © 2018 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.
Specifications
Country Tuvalu
Mint Perth Mint of Australia
Year of Issue 2018
   
Face Value One Dollar
Weight 31.107 g
Diameter 40.60 mm
Gauge (Thickness)      
3.21 mm
Mintage Limit    5,000
   
Finish Proof with Color
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Ing Ing Jong (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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