Gold Ounce 2022 Dusky Dolphin, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Gold Ounce 2022 Dusky Dolphin, Coin from Australia
CoinGold Ounce 2022 Dusky Dolphin

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.

The 2022 Dusky Dolphin is the fourth design in the Royal Australian Mint's Australian Dolphin Series.

The dolphin is a beloved animal depicted in many cultures, and is also native to Australian waters. In various cultures, the dolphin symbolises happiness, power and protection. Dusky dolphins are one of the smallest species of dolphins, and are typically found in shallow, cooler waters and have a dark grey back and tail. They spend the majority of their time close to shore in small groups of 10 to 20 dolphins, however they travel further away from shore to feed in pods of up to 1,000 dolphins. These highly intelligent animals enjoy leaping and are incredibly social.

MintRoyal Australian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintageunknown
Obverse
Australia / Gold Ounce 2022 Dusky Dolphin - 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The Queen also wears the Coronation Necklace; originally made for Queen Victoria in 1858, it was also worn at the coronations (as Queen's Consort) of Queen Alexandra in 1902, Queen Mary in 1911 and Queen Elizabeth (the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 · 100 DOLLARS ·.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022 · 100 DOLLARS ·
Reverse
Australia / Gold Ounce 2022 Dusky Dolphin - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin depicts three dusky dolphins leaping out of the sea toward the horizon, with the sun setting in the background.

Around above, the inscription DUSKY DOLPHIN. Around below, the precious metal content 1 oz .9999 FINE GOLD (one troy ounce of 99.99% gold).

The face value and denomination are on the obverse.

Reverse Inscription DUSKY DOLPHIN 1 oz .9999 FINE GOLD
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: bullion (Brilliant Uncirculated).
RAM Product Code: 11065.
Packaging: in presentation box, with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

See also

Coins in the Australian Dolphin Series include:
- 1 oz Gold, Bottlenose Dolphin 2019
- 1 oz Silver Bullion ($1), Bottlenose Dolphin 2019
- 1 oz Silver High Relief ($5), Bottlenose Dolphin 2019
- 1 oz Gold, Spinner Dolphin 2020
- 1 oz Silver Bullion ($1), Spinner Dolphin 2020
- 1 oz Silver High Relief ($5), Spinner Dolphin 2020
- 1 oz Gold, Fraser's Dolphin 2021
- 1 oz Silver Bullion ($1), Fraser's Dolphin 2021
- 1 oz Silver High Relief ($5), Fraser's Dolphin 2021
- 1 oz Gold ($100), Dusky Dolphin 2022
- 1 oz Silver Bullion ($1), Dusky Dolphin 2022
- 1 oz Silver High Relief ($5), Dusky Dolphin 2022

Showing 26 from a total of 126 coins of type: Gold Ounce (1 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Gold Ounce 2022 Australian Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2022 Australian Kangaroo, High Relief 200 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2022 Australian Koala, High Relief 200 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2022 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2022 Australian Emu 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
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 Dragon, Proof 188 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 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 2023 Year of the Rabbit, High Relief 188 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Au 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2023 Year of the Rabbit, RAM 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce Year of the Rabbit, Domed 750 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2023 Australian Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2023 Australian Box Jellyfish 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 100 DOLLARS ·
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Gold Ounce 2022 Dusky Dolphin: 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)
Mintageunknown
Mintage Limit250
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerStevan Stojanovic
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size38.740 mm
Thickness2.9500 mm
Mass31.1030 g
OCC IDBYNK-ODDC-KVRA-OPQM
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