Gold Ten Ounces 2020 The Jewelled Tiger, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Gold Ten Ounces 2020 The Jewelled Tiger, Coin from Australia
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The Australian ten ounces gold piece (abbreviated as 10 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 Jewelled Tiger 2020 10oz Gold Proof Coin by the Perth Mint is part of a series of jewelled collector coins dedicated to Chinese culture and features a tiger - the symbol of courage, nobility and strength.

The Mint says about the coin:
"The Jewelled Tiger is a numismatic masterpiece honouring one of the most powerful animals in oriental culture. Featuring a magnificent three-dimensional representation of the beast known as the "king of the mountain", The Jewelled Tiger is a priceless treasure struck from 10oz of pure gold. The tiger’s body is crafted from 18-carat rose gold and meticulously pavé-set with approximately 3-carats of specifically selected, intense to vivid colour Argyle pink diamonds. Two emeralds from Colombia's legendary Muzo mines feature as the tigers eye.

Native to China’s mountainous regions, the tiger is considered a lucky animal and has been held in awe for centuries. Believed to ward off evil, it is a symbol of bravery, power, strength and ambition. The pattern on the forehead of a tiger is very similar to the Chinese character for "king" hence it has become known as the ruler of all beasts and king of the mountains.

The coin’s reverse design is rendered In the style of literati painting, with the tiger depicted ascending a rocky outcrop with stylised mountains and foliage in the background. Also included is the Chinese character for tiger, the inscription "JEWELLED TIGER" and The Perth Mint’s traditional "P" mintmark."

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage8
Obverse
Australia / Gold Ten Ounces 2020 The Jewelled 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, the date of issue and the face value: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 10oz 9999 GOLD 2020 2000 DOLLARS.

The inscription around the rim also incorporates the precious metal content, 10oz 9999 GOLD (ten ounces of 99.99% gold).

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 10oz 9999 GOLD 2020 2000 DOLLARS
Reverse
Australia / Gold Ten Ounces 2020 The Jewelled Tiger - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin depicts a tiger ascending a rocky outcrop with stylised mountains and foliage in the background.

The figure of the tiger is three-dimensional, sculpted in 18-carat (75.45%) rose gold. It is hand set with approximately 2.98 carats of Fancy Intense to Vivid Pink / Purplish Pink. Two emeralds (0.01ct) from Colombia's legendary Muzo mines feature as the tiger's eyes.

Around above, the inscription THE JEWELLED TIGER. To the right of the tiger, the Chinese character for tiger: .

To the left, the P mint mark of the Perth Mint. The designer's initials NM (for Natasha Muhl) are in the lower left.

Reverse Inscription THE JEWELLED TIGER 虎
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

The figure of the tiger has 0.418 troy ounces of 75.45% gold, alloyed with 22.49% copper, 1.19% silver and 0.90% zinc.

Finish: Proof FDC.
Packaging: Accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, each coin is presented in a display case adorned with 18-carat gold furnishings and inset with two additional Argyle pink diamonds.
Perth Mint ID: 20F25AAA
Issue price: AU$ 259,000.00, US$ 183,122.42

See also

Jewelled Masterpieces issued so far:
- 10oz Gold, The Jewelled Phoenix, 2018
- 10oz Gold, The Jewelled Dragon, 2019
- 10oz Gold, The Jewelled Tiger, 2020
- 10oz Gold, The Jewelled Horse, 2021

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Gold Ten Ounces 2020 The Jewelled Tiger: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeGold Ten Ounces (10 oz)
Issued2020
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Australian version)
Face Value2000 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage8
Mintage Limit8
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerNatasha Muhl
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
Shape3D
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size61.000 mm
Thickness16.000 mm
Mass323.566 g
OCC IDQRAP-EBNC-NWXV-EYJD
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