Gold Half Gram 2022 Mini Kookaburra, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Gold Half Gram 2022 Mini Kookaburra, Coin from Australia
CoinGold Half Gram 2022 Mini Kookaburra

The Australian gold half gram coin is a mini-coin format occasionally used to complement issues in larger sizes. 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 have long-running bullion series of coins with different themes. As part of these, they sometimes issue a mini-version of the theme's annual design.

This gold Mini Kookaburra is the second issue in a Royal Australian Mint series dedicated to the native animals of Australia (the first was a mini koala).

The Mint says about it:
The second release of the Royal Australian Mint’s Mini Money series of gold coins features one of Australia’s most distinctive and recognisable native birds, the kookaburra. This half gram uncirculated $5 coin is packaged in an attractive capsule and features a highly detailed kookaburra on a textured branch. This is an affordable introductory product for the person interested in gold coins and native wildlife.

MintRoyal Australian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage5,000
Obverse
Australia / Gold Half Gram 2022 Mini Kookaburra - 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The Queen also wears the Coronation Necklace; originally made for Queen Victoria in 1858, it was also worn at the coronations (as Queen's Consort) of Queen Alexandra in 1902, Queen Mary in 1911 and Queen Elizabeth (the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 · AUSTRALIA 2022 · 5 DOLLARS ·.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022 · 5 DOLLARS ·
Reverse
Australia / Gold Half Gram 2022 Mini Kookaburra - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin depicts a kookaburra perched on a tree branch. The designer's initials AS (for Aleksandra Stokic) are on the right.

Around below, the precious metal content: 1/2 g .9999 Au (one half of a gram of 99.99 gold; Au is abbreviated from Aurum, the Latin word for gold).

Reverse Inscription 1/2 g .9999 Au
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated
Packaging: in assay blister card.
RAM Product Code: 11082
Date of issue: 7 July 2022
Issue price: AU$ 90.00

All (19) coins of type: Gold Half Gram (0.5 g)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Gold Half Gram 2012 FIFA World Cup unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2012 · 2 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Gram 2013 Mini Roo 9,188 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2013 · 2 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Gram 2013 Mini Koala 5,980 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2013 · 2 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Gram 2013 Frilled-Neck Lizard unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2013 · 2 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Gram 2014 Mini Roo 11,805 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2014 · 2 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Gram 2014 Mini Kookaburra 4,241 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2014 · 2 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Gram 2014 Mini Koala 3,179 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2014 · 2 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Gram 2015 Mini Roo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2015 · 2 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Gram 2015 Mini Koala unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2015 · 2 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Gram 2015 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 5,244 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2015 · 2 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Gram 2017 Mini Roo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2017 · 2 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Gram 2018 Mini Roo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2018 · 2 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Gram 2019 Mini Roo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 2019 AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Gram 2020 Mini Roo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 2020 AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Gram 2020 End of WWII unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/2 GRAM 9999 Au 2020 2 DOLLARS
Gold Half Gram 2021 Mini Roo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 2021 AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Gram 2021 Mini Koala 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 2 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Gram 2022 Mini Roo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Gram 2022 Mini Kookaburra 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022 · 5 DOLLARS ·
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Gold Half Gram 2022 Mini Kookaburra: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeGold Half Gram (0.5 g)
Issued2022
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Uncouped version)
Face Value2 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage5,000
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerAleksandra Stokic
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size11.150 mm
Thickness0.700 mm
Mass0.500 g
OCC IDGAVP-OXAC-BZJX-EMDY
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Mini Money Kookaburra - $5 Gold Frosted Uncirculated Coin 2022
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Mini Money Kookaburra - $5 Gold Frosted Uncirculated Coin 2022
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