Coin "Beagle"


Name Beagle
Presented by The Perth Mint, Australia
Nominal value 1 dollar (Tuvalu)
Metal Silver 999°
Thickness 4
Mintage 3000
Production quality Proof with colour
Description of obverse and reverse The obverse design bears the Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, bordered by the inscriptions "QUEEN ELIZABETH II, TUVALU", the monetary denomination and the 2011 year-date. The reverse design of the 2011 Working Dogs Beagle coin portrays an adult Beagle and a puppy in colour. The design also includes silhouettes of an airport, passengers and an aeroplane, as well as a decorative pattern of paw prints and the inscriptions "WORKING DOGS", ‘Beagle’ in Russian, and the weight and purity of the metal. Issued as legal tender of Tuvalu.
A brief annotation The Working Dogs coin program celebrates the endearing qualities and characteristics of each dog breed and their unique contribution to specific occupational fields. The Beagle is an intelligent and even-tempered dog which has a highly developed sense of smell. Therefore, they are often used as detector dogs in airports and quarantine centres around the world.
Designer Natasha Muhl
Producer The Perth Mint, Australia

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