Gold Half Ounce 2022 Year of the Tiger, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Gold Half Ounce 2022 Year of the Tiger, Coin from Australia
CoinGold Half Ounce 2022 Year of the Tiger

The Australian half-ounce gold piece (abbreviated as 1/2 oz and designated with Au for "gold") is a bullion 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.

This half-ounce gold coin with a face value of $50 was issued as part of the Perth Mint's Lunar Series III to mark the Chinese Year of the Tiger (1 February 2022 to 21 January 2023).

The Mint says about it:
First issued in 1995 and now in its third round, the long-running Australian Lunar Coin Series celebrates the animals of the ancient Chinese lunar zodiac with a sequence of annual designs portraying the mouse, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig.

This 2022 coin features the tiger, which is said to bestow determination, courage, confidence and charm on those born under its influence in 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010 and 2022.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintageunknown
Obverse
Australia / Gold Half Ounce 2022 Year of the Tiger - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin depicts the crowned old head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem crown and the Victoria Coronation necklace worn for her Coronation. This is her effigy known as the "Fifth Portrait" worldwide and "Sixth Portrait" in Australia, in "uncouped" version - showing the Queen's shoulders and not terminating at the neck as the normal version.

On the left, in small letters on the Queen's shoulder, the artist's initials J.C (for Jody Clark).

Running continuously around the rim is the monarch's legend and the face value: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/2oz 9999 Au 50 DOLLARS.

The inscription around the rim also incorporates the precious metal content. "1/2 oz 9999 Au" means "one half of an ounce of 99.99% gold" - Au is abbreviated from the Latin word for gold, Aurum.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/2oz 9999 Au 50 DOLLARS
Reverse
Australia / Gold Half Ounce 2022 Year of the Tiger - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin "portrays a fearless tiger standing on a peak with its open jaws displaying razor sharp canine teeth".

Above left, the Chinese character for "tiger" , below which, TIGER and 2022.

The mint mark P of the Perth Mint is on the left. The designer's initials MR (for Monique Reeves) are on the ground below left.

The face value and the precious metal content are on the obverse.

Reverse Inscription 虎 TIGER 2022
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Gold Content (Troy oz): 0.500
Finish: bullion (Brilliant Uncirculated).
Packaging: in an individual protective acrylic capsule.
Perth Mint Product Code: 3S2205EAAX
Date of issue: September 2021.
Issue price: AU$ 1,308.41

See also

Year of the Tiger 2022 coins issued by the Perth Mint include:
- Australia, Platinum Ounce ($100), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Gold Ten Ounces ($1,000), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Gold Two Ounces ($200), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Gold Ounce ($100), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Gold Half Ounce ($50), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Gold Quarter Ounce ($25), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Gold Tenth-Ounce ($15), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Gold Twentieth-Ounce ($5), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Silver Ten Kilos ($300), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Silver Kilo ($30), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Silver Five Ounces ($8), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Silver Two Ounces ($2), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Silver Ounce ($1), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Silver Half Ounce (50 cents), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Silver Quarter Ounce (50 cents) Coloured, Year of the Tiger 2022

All (17) coins of type: Gold Half Ounce (1/2 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Gold Half Ounce 2012 Discover Australia - Red Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 50 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Ounce 2012 Discover Australia - Whale Shark unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 50 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Ounce 2012 Discover Australia - Green and Gold Bell Frog unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 50 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Ounce 2012 Discover Australia - Goanna unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 50 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Ounce 2012 Discover Australia - Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 50 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Ounce 2016 Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA · 50 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Ounce 2017 Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA · 50 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Ounce 2018 Australian Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 50 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Ounce 2018 Kangaroo, RAM unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA · 50 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Ounce 2019 Australian Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 50 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Ounce 2019 Kangaroo, RAM unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA · 50 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Ounce 2020 Australian Kangaroo 200 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 50 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Ounce 2020 Year of the Mouse unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/2oz 9999 Au 50 DOLLARS
Gold Half Ounce 2021 Australian Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 50 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox, Perth Mint unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/2oz 9999 Au 50 DOLLARS
Gold Half Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox, RAM 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 50 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Ounce 2022 Year of the Tiger unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/2oz 9999 Au 50 DOLLARS
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Gold Half Ounce 2022 Year of the Tiger: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeGold Half Ounce (1/2 oz)
Issued2022
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Australian version)
Face Value50 (x Dollar)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerMonique Reeves
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size25.600 mm
Thickness2.500 mm
Mass15.553 g
OCC IDRNAZ-OGWC-BBGA-OXJL
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