Gold Ounce 2023 Australian Antarctic Territory - Emperor Penguin, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Gold Ounce 2023 Australian Antarctic Territory - Emperor Penguin, Coin from Australia
CoinGold Ounce 2023 Australian Antarctic Territory - Emperor Penguin

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 premium bullion coin is part of the Australian Antarctic Territory Series by the Royal Australian Mint, and features the Emperor Penguin.

The Australian Antarctic Territory (AAT) is a part of East Antarctica claimed by Australia as an external territory. The territory's history dates to a claim on Enderby Land made by the United Kingdom in 1841, which was subsequently expanded and eventually transferred to Australia in 1933. It is the largest territory of Antarctica claimed by any nation by area.

Named in honour of naturalist Johann Forster, who travelled with Captain James Cook on his second voyage of discovery (1772 - 1775), the Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) is the largest of all penguins, growing to around a metre tall. Emperors are endemic to Antarctica, including the Australian Antarctic Territory. They are well adapted to the frigid southern continent and alone among penguins, are capable of breeding during the icy winter.

Once regarded as a species of least concern, Emperor Penguins are now classed as near threatened, due to reduction of their food source from commercial fishing and climate change induced loss of sea ice.

MintRoyal Australian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage250
Obverse
Australia / Gold Ounce 2023 Australian Antarctic Territory - Emperor Penguin - 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 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 100 DOLLARS ·.

The legend is interrupted by the "memorial" inclusion of the dates of the Queen's reign, 1952 - 2022.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 100 DOLLARS ·
Reverse
Australia / Gold Ounce 2023 Australian Antarctic Territory - Emperor Penguin - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin features a parent Emperor Penguin and its offspring standing at the edge of the Antarctic ice. Behind them a queue of Emperor Penguins approaches the ocean, to a backdrop of the ice floes.

Around above, the inscription EMPEROR PENGUIN, below which in smaller letters the precious metal content 1 oz .9999 GOLD (one troy ounce of 99.99% gold).

The designer's initials AWB (for Adam William Ball) are on the ice below left.

The face value and year of issue are on the obverse.

Reverse Inscription EMPEROR PENGUIN 1 oz .9999 GOLD
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Gold content (in troy oz): 1.000
Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated.
Packaging: in protective capsule.
RAM Product Code: 11166.
Release date: 3 April 2023.

The coins were issued during the reign of King Charles III; however, as his effigy was not expected to be approved for use in Australia until late in the year, they feature a "memorial" obverse with the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II and the dates of her reign, 1952 - 2022.

See also

Coins in the Australian Antarctic Territory Series include:
- 1 oz Gold Bullion ($100), Emperor Penguin, 2023
- 1 oz Silver Bullion ($1), Emperor Penguin, 2023
- 1 oz Silver Coloured Proof ($5), Emperor Penguin, 2023
- 50 Cents, Copper-Nickel, Emperor Penguin, 2023
- 1 oz Gold Bullion ($100), Humpback Whale, 2023
- 1 oz Silver Bullion ($1), Humpback Whale, 2023
- 1 oz Silver Coloured Proof ($5), Humpback Whale, 2023
- 50 Cents, Copper-Nickel, Humpback Whale, 2023

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Gold Ounce 2023 Australian Antarctic Territory - Emperor Penguin: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeGold Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2023
MonarchKing Charles III
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Uncouped version)
Face Value100 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage250
Mintage Limit250
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerAdam Ball
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size38.7400 mm
Thickness2.600 mm
Mass31.1030 g
OCC IDAPVZ-EYRC-QPAP-OLMD
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