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

Silver Five Ounces (5 oz), Coin Type from Australia (issued 1981 - )
Coin TypeSilver Five Ounces (5 oz)

The Australian five ounces silver piece (abbreviated as 5 oz and designated with Ag for "silver") is a bullion and commemorative 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
Australia / Silver Five Ounces (5 oz) - obverse photo

Effigy of the ruling monarch, legend, face value.

Obverse Inscription Legend of the ruling monarch, face value
Reverse
Australia / Silver Five Ounces (5 oz) - reverse photo

Various designs as individually described below.

Reverse Inscription
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
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Silver Five Ounces (5 oz): Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
From1981
Face Value5 (x Dollar)
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Silver
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size65.600 mm
Thickness6.140 mm
Mass155.533 g
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