Gold Ounce 2022 Mythical Creatures - Griffin, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Gold Ounce 2022 Mythical Creatures - Griffin, Coin from Australia
CoinGold Ounce 2022 Mythical Creatures - Griffin

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 coin is part of a series by the Perth Mint featuring Mythical Creatures and portrays a Griffin.

The Mint says about it:
The griffin is a legendary creature with the body and tail of a lion, the head and wings of an eagle - and physical power that’s many times their combined strength. Over millennia it has variously embodied power, strength, valour, wealth and status, and was adopted in the art of heraldry to represent vigilance and courage.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage150
Obverse
Australia / Gold Ounce 2022 Mythical Creatures - Griffin - 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The Queen also wears the Coronation Necklace; originally made for Queen Victoria in 1858, it was also worn at the coronations (as Queen's Consort) of Queen Alexandra in 1902, Queen Mary in 1911 and Queen Elizabeth (the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 Mythical Creatures - Griffin - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin portrays a griffin (mythical creature with the body of a lion and the head and wings of an eagle) in the mountains, where it is said to nest.

Around above, the inscription MYTHICAL CREATURES GRIFFIN.

The mint mark P of the Perth Mint is on the right. The designer's initials NM (for Natasha Muhl) are at the base of the rock below.

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

Reverse Inscription MYTHICAL CREATURES GRIFFIN
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Gold content (Troy oz): 1.000
Finish: proof.
Packaging: accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, the coin is housed in a classic display case with a timber lid, and an illustrated shipper.
Perth Mint SKU: 22L11AAA
Date of issue: 5 July 2022.
Issue price: AU$ 3,995.00

See also

There are also a one-ounce platinum coin and five-ounce gold coin with the same design.

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 Mythical Creatures - Griffin: 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 Mintage150
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerNatasha Muhl
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size32.600 mm
Thickness2.950 mm
Mass31.107 g
OCC IDBVYX-EWRC-XDJA-OJZN
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