Platinum Ounce 2021 Mythical Creatures - Unicorn, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Platinum Ounce 2021 Mythical Creatures - Unicorn, Coin from Australia
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The Australian one ounce platinum piece (abbreviated as 1 oz and designated with Pt for "Platinum") 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 Perth Mint says about the Mythical Creatures Unicorn 2021 1oz Platinum Proof Coin:

"This fabulous release portrays a unicorn - a mythical creature that has fascinated people from many different cultures around the world since time immemorial. The unicorn is an enchanted creature that has existed in legend since antiquity. As tales and speculation grew about the elusive creature, it was believed that the unicorn’s ability to pass between worlds meant it was impossible to catch. Its most notable feature became a topic of special interest - those drinking from its horn, it was said, would be immune to disease and poison. Enjoying renewed levels of interest in modern pop culture, the unicorn is a potent symbol of magic and miracles."

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage125
Obverse
Australia / Platinum Ounce 2021 Mythical Creatures - Unicorn - 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The Queen also wears the Coronation Necklace; originally made for Queen Victoria in 1858, it was also worn at the coronations (as Queen's Consort) of Queen Alexandra in 1902, Queen Mary in 1911 and Queen Elizabeth (the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 9995 Pt 2021 100 DOLLARS.

The inscription around the rim also incorporates the precious metal content. "1 oz 9995 Pt" means "one ounce of 99.95% platinum" - Pt is the chemical sign for Platinum.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9995 Pt 2021 100 DOLLARS
Reverse
Australia / Platinum Ounce 2021 Mythical Creatures - Unicorn - reverse photo

Represented in classical form as a white horse with a single, spiralling horn on its forehead, the unicorn on the coin’s reverse is shown rearing on a mystical moonlit night.

Around left, the name of the series: MYTHICAL CREATURES. Below, the inscription UNICORN.

The design incorporates the Perth Mint’s P mint mark, below the unicorn's left foot. The designer's initials NM (for Natasha Muhl) are below the unicorn's hoof.

Reverse Inscription MYTHICAL CREATURES UNICORN
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof.
Packaging: in a deluxe timber display case and illustrated shipper, with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Perth Mint Item ID: 21L19AAA
Issue price: AU$ 2,799.00

See also

Coins in the Perth Mint's Mythical Creatures series include:
- 1oz Platinum, Mythical Creatures - Unicorn, 2021
- 5 oz Gold, Mythical Creatures - Unicorn, 2021
- 1 oz Gold, Mythical Creatures - Unicorn, 2021

All (28) coins of type: Platinum Ounce (1 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Platinum Ounce 2011 Australian Platypus 30,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Platinum Ounce 2012 Australian Platypus 26,580 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Platinum Ounce 2013 Australian Platypus 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Platinum Ounce 2014 Australian Platypus 1,616 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Platinum Ounce 2015 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Platinum Ounce 2015 Australian Platypus 12,420 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Platinum Ounce 2016 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 350 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Platinum Ounce 2016 Australian Platypus 12,420 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Platinum Ounce 2017 Australian Platypus 2,994 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Platinum Ounce 2018 Australian Kangaroo 5,251 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Platinum Ounce 2018 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Platinum Ounce 2019 Australian Kangaroo 6,781 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Platinum Ounce 2019 Dragon 2,099 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Platinum Ounce 2019 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Platinum Ounce 2020 Australian Kangaroo 20,610 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Platinum Ounce 2020 Year of the Mouse 5,188 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9995 Pt 100 DOLLARS
Platinum Ounce 2020 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Platinum Ounce 2021 Australian Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Platinum Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox 5,188 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Au 100 DOLLARS
Platinum Ounce 2021 Mythical Creatures - Unicorn 125 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9995 Pt 2021 100 DOLLARS
Platinum Ounce 2021 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 350 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Platinum Ounce 2022 Year of the Tiger unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9995 Pt 100 DOLLARS
Platinum Ounce 2022 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 200 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Platinum Ounce 2022 Dragon 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9995 Pt 2022 100 DOLLARS
Platinum Ounce 2022 Australian Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Platinum Ounce 2022 Mythical Creatures - Griffin 125 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9995 Pt 2022 100 DOLLARS
Platinum Ounce 2023 Year of the Rabbit 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9995 Pt 100 DOLLARS
Platinum Ounce 2023 Australian Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
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Platinum Ounce 2021 Mythical Creatures - Unicorn: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypePlatinum Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2021
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Uncouped version)
Face Value100 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage125
Mintage Limit125
CurrentYes
Material0.9995 Platinum
DesignerNatasha Muhl
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size32.600 mm
Thickness2.900 mm
Mass31.119 g
OCC IDRMKG-OZAC-PBXG-ENXQ
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