Australia Sovereign 2022, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Australia Sovereign 2022, Coin from Australia
CoinAustralia 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 coin has the same specifications as the British gold sovereign. The Perth Mint was a branch of the Royal Mint from its foundation in 1899 until 1970, when it was transferred to the government of Western Australia; it produced Imperial (pre-decimal) sovereigns between 1899 and 1931.

In 2009, the mint revived the format - initially with a design featuring the Coat of Arms of Australia, then with a replica of the reverse of the Australian Sovereign issued by the Sydney Mint between 1853 and 1870.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage1,000
Obverse
Australia / Australia 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The Queen also wears the Coronation Necklace; originally made for Queen Victoria in 1858, it was also worn at the coronations (as Queen's Consort) of Queen Alexandra in 1902, Queen Mary in 1911 and Queen Elizabeth (the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 · 25 DOLLARS ·.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II 2022 AUSTRALIA · 25 DOLLARS ·
Reverse
Australia / Australia 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, 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 SOVEREIGN
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Gold Content (Troy oz): 0.2354
Finish: proof, selective platinum plating.
Packaging: timber display case within a themed shipper, with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Perth Mint Item ID: 22L87AAA
Issue price: AU$ 945.00

Included in Set
The Perth Mint Gold Sovereign 1922 & 2022 Centenary Pair, mintage 50
2 coins: Sovereign 1922, P mint mark, Australia Sovereign 2022
150th Anniversary Melbourne Mint 1872 & 2022 Gold Sovereign Set, mintage 20
2 coins: Sovereign 1872, M mint mark, Australia Sovereign 2022
See also

Coins commemorating Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee (ordered by metal / size / country):
- 1 oz Platinum, Platinum Jubilee - Portraits, Ascension Island
- 1 oz Platinum, Platinum Jubilee - Royal Cypher, Canada
- 1 oz Platinum, Platinum Jubilee - Royal Arms and Equestrian Effigy, United Kingdom
- 0.5 g Platinum, Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, Fiji
- 15 kg Gold, Platinum Jubilee - Royal Cypher and Equestrian Effigy, United Kingdom
- 7 kg Gold, Platinum Jubilee - Royal Cypher and Equestrian Effigy, United Kingdom
- 5 kg Gold, Platinum Jubilee - Royal Cypher and Equestrian Effigy, United Kingdom
- 2 kg Gold, Platinum Jubilee - Royal Cypher and Equestrian Effigy, United Kingdom
- 1 kg Gold, Platinum Jubilee - Royal Cypher and Equestrian Effigy, United Kingdom
- 10 oz Gold, Platinum Jubilee - Royal Cypher and Equestrian Effigy, United Kingdom
- 5 oz Gold, Platinum Jubilee - Portraits, Ascension Island
- 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, Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, Solomon Islands
- 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, Platinum Jubilee - Portraits, Ascension Island
- 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 - Portraits, Ascension Island
- 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), Platinum Jubilee - Portraits, Ascension Island
- 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), Platinum Jubilee - Portraits, Ascension Island
- 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 shaped, Platinum Jubilee - Imperial Crown, Samoa 2023
- 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, Saint Helena
- 5 oz Silver, Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, New Zealand
- 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, Platinum Jubilee - Platinum Jubilee Emblem, Malta
- 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
- €2.50 Copper-Nickel, Platinum Jubilee - Platinum Jubilee Emblem, Malta
- $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

All (14) coins of type: Australia Sovereign
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Australia Sovereign 2009 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2009 · 25 DOLLARS ·
Australia Sovereign 2010 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2010 · 25 DOLLARS ·
Australia Sovereign 2011 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2011 · 25 DOLLARS ·
Australia Sovereign 2012 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2012 · 25 DOLLARS ·
Australia Sovereign 2013 1,750 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 2013 AUSTRALIA · 25 DOLLARS ·
Australia Sovereign 2014 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 2014 AUSTRALIA · 25 DOLLARS ·
Australia Sovereign 2015 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 2015 AUSTRALIA · 25 DOLLARS ·
Australia Sovereign 2016 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 2016 AUSTRALIA · 25 DOLLARS ·
Australia Sovereign 2017 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 2017 AUSTRALIA · 25 DOLLARS ·
Australia Sovereign 2018 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 2018 AUSTRALIA · 25 DOLLARS ·
Australia Sovereign 2019 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 2019 AUSTRALIA · 25 DOLLARS ·
Australia Sovereign 2020 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 2020 AUSTRALIA · 25 DOLLARS ·
Australia Sovereign 2021 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 2021 AUSTRALIA · 25 DOLLARS ·
Australia Sovereign 2022 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 2022 AUSTRALIA · 25 DOLLARS ·
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Australia Sovereign 2022: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeAustralia Sovereign
Issued2022
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Uncouped version)
ReverseImperial Crown - St Edward's Crown and the Tudor Crown
Face Value25 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage1,000
CurrentYes
Material0.9167 Gold
DesignerIng Ing Jong
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size22.5500 mm
Thickness1.900 mm
Mass7.9880 g
OCC IDBVYX-OWRC-XQDJ-EJZN
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