Silver Two Ounces (2 oz), Coin Type from Australia - detailed information

Silver Two Ounces (2 oz), Coin Type from Australia (issued 1981 - )
Coin TypeSilver Two Ounces (2 oz)

The Australian two ounces silver piece (abbreviated as 2 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

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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Silver Two Ounces (2 oz): Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Sub-types Silver Two Ounces (2 oz), Australian Koala
From1981
Face Value2 (x Dollar)
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Silver
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size50.800 mm
Thickness4.800 mm
Mass62.213 g