Gold Five Ounces (5 oz), Coin Type from Australia - detailed information

Gold Five Ounces (5 oz), Coin Type from Australia (issued 2000 - )
Coin TypeGold Five Ounces (5 oz)

The Australian five ounces gold piece (abbreviated as 5 oz and designated with Au for "gold") is a bullion coin format. Uniquely, in Australia there are two mints authorised to strike legal tender: the Royal Australian Mint (which also makes the country's circulating coinage) and the Perth Mint which only makes collector and bullion coins, as well as other bullion products.

Both mints endeavour to create coins with attractive designs, and to introduce new designs and themes often, in order to raise the numismatic value of the coins over the value of previous metal used.

Obverse

Effigy of the ruling monarch, legend, face value.

Obverse Inscription Legend of the ruling monarch, face value
Reverse

Various designs as individually described below.

Reverse Inscription
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
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Gold Five Ounces (5 oz): Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Sub-types Gold Five Ounces (5 oz), Australian Koala - Perth Mint
From2000
Face Value500 (x Dollar)
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size50.800 mm
Thickness5.900 mm
Mass155.533 g
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