Gold Ounce 2022 Dragon, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Gold Ounce 2022 Dragon, Coin from Australia
CoinGold Ounce 2022 Dragon

The Australian one-ounce gold piece (abbreviated as 1 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 one-ounce gold coin with a face value of $100 was issued as part of the Perth Mint's extensive range featuring Chinese themes, and depicts a Chinese Dragon. The reverse design was issued in silver the year before.

The Chinese dragon was traditionally regarded as the embodiment of the Emperor. Revered as benevolent and noble, it is a potent symbol of abundance and good fortune.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage5,000
Obverse
Australia / Gold Ounce 2022 Dragon - 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The Queen also wears the Coronation Necklace; originally made for Queen Victoria in 1858, it was also worn at the coronations (as Queen's Consort) of Queen Alexandra in 1902, Queen Mary in 1911 and Queen Elizabeth (the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 1oz 9999 Au 2022 100 DOLLARS.

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

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Au 2022 100 DOLLARS
Reverse
Australia / Gold Ounce 2022 Dragon - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin portrays a Chinese dragon - a serpentine shaped mythical creature - clutching a symbolic pearl in one of its claws. The design includes representations of clouds in the background, denoting the dragon’s celestial realm.

Above right is the Perth Mint’s P mint mark. Below right, the designer's initials NM, for Natasha Muhl.

There is no inscription.

Reverse Inscription (none)
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Gold Content (Troy oz): 1.000
Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated
Packaging: in acrylic capsule, or mint roll of 20 coins, or box of 100.
Perth Mint SKU: 22K27AAX
Date of issue: January 2022
Issue price: AU$ 2,671.25

For additional peace of mind, the coin incorporates an authentication feature in the form of a micro-laser engraved letter. Detectable under a magnifying glass, it is designed to make it significantly more difficult for the coin to be counterfeited.

See also

Coins in the Chinese Myths and Legends series include:
- 1 oz Platinum Bullion, Dragon, 2019
- 1 oz Platinum Proof, Dragon, 2022
- 2 oz Gold Proof High Relief, Dragon and Phoenix, 2017
- 2 oz Gold Proof High Relief, Dragon and Tiger, 2018
- 2 oz Gold Proof High Relief, Double Dragon, 2019
- 2 oz Gold Proof High Relief, Double Pixiu, 2020
- 2 oz Gold Proof High Relief, Dragon, 2021
- 2 oz Gold Proof High Relief, Phoenix, 2022
- 1 oz Gold Bullion Rectangle, Dragon, 2018
- 1 oz Gold Proof, Dragon, 2019
- 1 oz Gold Bullion, Dragon and Tiger, 2019
- 1 oz Gold Bullion Rectangle, Dragon, 2019
- 1 oz Gold Bullion, Double Dragon, 2020
- 1 oz Gold Proof, Dragon, 2020
- 1 oz Gold Bullion Rectangle, Two Dragons, 2020
- 1 oz Gold Proof, Dragon, 2021
- 1 oz Gold Bullion, Double Pixiu, 2021
- 1 oz Gold Bullion Rectangle, Dragon, 2021
- 1 oz Gold Bullion Rectangle, Dragon, 2022
- 1 oz Gold Bullion, Dragon, 2022
- 2 kg Silver Antique, Dragon and Tiger, 2022
- 10 oz Silver Bullion, Dragon and Phoenix, 2019
- 10 oz Silver Bullion, Dragon and Tiger, 2020
- 10 oz Silver Bullion, Double Dragon, 2021
- 2 oz Silver Antique Figure Eight, Two Dragons, 2018
- 2 oz Silver Proof High Relief, Dragon and Tiger, 2018
- 2 oz Silver Proof High Relief, Double Dragon, 2019
- 2 oz Silver Antique Figure Eight, Two Koi Fish, 2019
- 2 oz Silver Antique Figure Eight, Dragon and Phoenix, 2020
- 2 oz Silver Proof High Relief, Double Pixiu, 2020
- 2 oz Silver Proof High Relief, Dragon, 2021
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Double Pixiu, 2021
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Dragon, 2022
- 2 oz Silver Proof High Relief, Phoenix, 2022
- 1 oz Silver Proof High Relief, Dragon and Phoenix, 2017
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Dragon and Phoenix, 2017
- 1 oz Silver (Bullion and Proof), Dragon and Phoenix, 2018
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Dragon and Tiger, 2018
- 1 oz Silver Bullion Rectangle, Dragon, 2018
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Double Dragon, 2019
- 1 oz Silver Proof, Dragon and Tiger, 2019
- 1 oz Silver Bullion Rectangle, Dragon, 2019
- 1 oz Silver Proof, Double Dragon, 2020
- 1 oz Silver Bullion Rectangle, Two Dragons, 2020
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Double Pixiu, 2020
- 1 oz Silver Bullion (with coloured version), Dragon, 2021
- 1 oz Silver Bullion Rectangle, Dragon, 2021
- 1 oz Silver Bullion (with coloured version), Phoenix, 2022
- 1 oz Silver Bullion Rectangle, Dragon, 2022

Showing 16 from a total of 116 coins of type: Gold Ounce (1 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Gold Ounce 2022 Australian Brumby 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2022 Coat of Arms - New South Wales 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022 1 OUNCE .9999 Au
Gold Ounce 2022 Wildflowers of Australia - Waratah 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022 1 oz .9999 Au
Gold Ounce 2022 Desert Scorpion 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022 · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2022 Dragon 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Au 2022 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2022 Super Pit 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2022 Dragon Rectangle unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Au 100 DOLLARS 2022
Gold Ounce 2022 Australian Swan 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 2022 AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2022 Australian Swan, High Relief 188 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 2022 AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2022 Great Barrier Reef 750 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA · ONE OUNCE .9999 GOLD ·
Gold Ounce 2022 Dusky Dolphin unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022 · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2022 African Elephant 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022 · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2022 Little Hero Nugget 7,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2022 Mythical Creatures - Griffin 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Au 2022 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2023 Year of the Rabbit, Perth Mint 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Au 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce Year of the Rabbit, Domed 750 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 100 DOLLARS ·
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Gold Ounce 2022 Dragon: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeGold Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2022
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Uncouped version)
Face Value100 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage5,000
Mintage Limit5,000
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerNatasha Muhl
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size32.600 mm
Thickness2.950 mm
Mass31.107 g
OCC IDNXYD-ENZC-QDRN-EVRB
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