Australia Double Sovereign 2022, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Australia Double Sovereign 2022, Coin from Australia
CoinAustralia Double Sovereign 2022

The Perth Mint’s annual Australia Sovereign (also called the Australian Sovereign) is a prestigious 22-carat gold coin featuring a design inspired by historic sovereigns made at the Sydney Mint between 1855 and 1866. As the first overseas branch of Britain’s Royal Mint, the Sydney Mint was opened in 1855 to make sovereign coins from Australian gold. For the first 11 years they were distinguished from London versions by a specially prepared "colonial" design. A testament to the skill of Australia’s early minters, these highly successful issues continue to attract significant interest among modern collectors.

The regular coin has the same specifications as the British gold sovereign, which is a continuation of the Imperial (pre-decimal) sovereign - produced, among others, by the Perth Mint between 1899 and 1931 when it was a branch of the Royal Mint.

Since 2018, the Perth Mint also issues a Double Sovereign, which has the same specifications as the British Double Sovereign; its gold content is slightly lower than a half ounce of gold (0.4712 AGW), with 22 carat purity.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage300
Obverse
Australia / Australia Double Sovereign 2022 - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin depicts the crowned old bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem crown worn for her Coronation (effigy known as the "Fifth Portrait" worldwide but "Sixth Portrait" in Australia, where the Queen's portrait by Vladimir Gottwald was fifth).

The Queen also wears the Coronation Necklace; originally made for Queen Victoria in 1858, it was also worn at the coronations (as Queen's Consort) of Queen Alexandra in 1902, Queen Mary in 1911 and Queen Elizabeth (the Queen mother) in 1937.

Unlike on British coinage, the effigy is "uncouped" (includes the Queen's shoulders). In small letters on the left, the artist's initials JC (for Jody Clark).

Running continuously around the rim is the monarch's legend, the date of issue and the face value: ELIZABETH II 2022 AUSTRALIA · 50 DOLLARS ·.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II 2022 AUSTRALIA · 50 DOLLARS ·
Reverse
Australia / Australia Double Sovereign 2022 - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin uses historic elements of Leonard Charles Wyon’s original "Type I reverse" of the Australian Sovereign.

At centre, surrounded by a laurel wreath, the legend AUSTRALIA is crowned with St Edwards's Crown; named after Saint Edward the Confessor, it has been traditionally used to crown English and British monarchs at their coronations since the 13th century (with a two-century gap between 1689 and 1911).

Around above, the inscription PERTH MINT; around below, DOUBLE SOVEREIGN. There is no mint mark.

The border around the rim is beaded.

There is a privy mark below the crown - the numeral 70 within a circle - celebrating the 70th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II to the throne (her Platinum Jubilee). The crown is selectively platinum plated.

Reverse Inscription PERTH MINT AUSTRALIA DOUBLE SOVEREIGN
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Gold Content (Troy oz): 0.4712
Finish: proof, high relief, "piedfort" (on double-thick blank).
Packaging: in a prestigious wooden presentation case within a themed shipper, with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Perth Mint Item ID: 22L88AAA
Issue price: AU$ 1,950.00

See also

Coins commemorating Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee (ordered by metal / size / country):
- 1 oz Platinum, Platinum Jubilee - Royal Arms and Equestrian Effigy, United Kingdom
- 5 oz Gold, Platinum Jubilee - Royal Cypher and Equestrian Effigy, United Kingdom
- 2 oz Gold, Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, Australia
- 2 oz Gold, Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, New Zealand
- 2 oz Gold, Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, Saint Helena
- 2 oz Gold, Platinum Jubilee - Royal Arms and Equestrian Effigy, United Kingdom
- Five Sovereigns (40 g Gold), Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, Saint Helena
- Five Sovereigns (40 g Gold), Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, United Kingdom
- 1 oz Gold, Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, New Zealand
- 1 oz Gold, Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, Saint Helena
- 1 oz Gold, Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, Tokelau
- Double Sovereign (16 g Gold), Platinum Jubilee privy mark, Australia
- Double Sovereign (16 g Gold), Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, Saint Helena
- Double Sovereign (16 g Gold), Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, United Kingdom
- Sovereign (8 g Gold), Platinum Jubilee privy mark, Australia
- Sovereign (8 g Gold), Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, Saint Helena
- Sovereign (8 g Gold), Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, United Kingdom
- 1/4 oz Gold, Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, Australia
- 1/4 oz Gold, Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, New Zealand
- 1/4 oz Gold, Platinum Jubilee - Royal Arms and Equestrian Effigy, United Kingdom
- Half Sovereign (4 g Gold), Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, Saint Helena
- Half Sovereign (4 g Gold), Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, United Kingdom
- Quarter Sovereign (2 g Gold), Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, Saint Helena
- Quarter Sovereign (2 g Gold), Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, United Kingdom
- 0.5 g Gold, Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, Congo (Democratic Republic)
- 1 kg Silver, Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, Saint Helena
- 1 kg Silver, Platinum Jubilee - Royal Cypher and Equestrian Effigy, United Kingdom
- 10 oz Silver, Platinum Jubilee - Royal Cypher and Equestrian Effigy, United Kingdom
- 5 oz Silver, Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, New Zealand
- 5 oz Silver, Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, Saint Helena
- 5 oz Silver, Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, Tokelau
- 5 oz Silver, Platinum Jubilee - Royal Cypher and Equestrian Effigy, United Kingdom
- 2 oz Silver, Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, Saint Helena
- 2 oz Silver, Platinum Jubilee - Royal Arms and Equestrian Effigy, United Kingdom
- 1 oz Silver, Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, Australia
- 1 oz Silver, Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, Canada
- 1 oz Silver, Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, Cayman Islands
- 1 oz Silver, Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, New Zealand
- 1 oz Silver, Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, Saint Helena
- 1 oz Silver, Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, Tokelau
- 1 oz Silver, Platinum Jubilee - Royal Arms and Equestrian Effigy, United Kingdom
- £5 Crown Platinum Jubilee - Royal Arms and Equestrian Effigy (with silver, gold and platinum), UK
- £5 Crown Platinum Jubilee - Royal Arms and Jody Clark Portrait (with silver and gold versions), UK
- $1 AlBr, Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, Australia
- 50 Cents copper-nickel (with silver proof version), Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, Australia
- 50 Pence Platinum Jubilee - Royal Cypher and Jody Clark Portrait (with silver and gold versions), UK
- 50 Pence Platinum Jubilee - Royal Cypher and Equestrian Effigy (with silver, gold and platinum), UK

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Australia Double Sovereign 2022: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeAustralia Double Sovereign
Issued2022
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Uncouped version)
Face Value50 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage300
CurrentYes
Material0.9167 Gold
DesignerIng Ing Jong
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size22.600 mm
Thickness3.800 mm
Mass15.982 g
OCC IDGAVP-OXAC-BZAZ-EMDY
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