Platinum Ounce 2023 Phoenix, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Platinum Ounce 2023 Phoenix, Coin from Australia
CoinPlatinum Ounce 2023 Phoenix

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.

This one-ounce platinum coin with a face value of $100 was issued as part of the Perth Mint's extensive Chinese Myths and Legends range dedicated to Chinese traditional themes, and features the Phoenix.

The mint says about it:
Struck from 1oz of 99.95% pure platinum, this coin portrays a beautifully conceived representation of the mythical Chinese phoenix, an immortal bird considered to exert a powerful influence in ancient times. An ancient symbol of honesty, benevolence and knowledge, the Chinese mythical phoenix’s rare appearances were believed to herald forthcoming happiness, harmony and prosperity.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage150
Obverse
Australia / Platinum Ounce 2023 Phoenix - 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 and the face value: ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 1oz 9995 Pt 100 DOLLARS ·.

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

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 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 1oz 9995 Pt 100 DOLLARS ·
Reverse
Australia / Platinum Ounce 2023 Phoenix - reverse photo

The coin portrays a phoenix, which according to an ancient Chinese lexicon is the fusion of several other birds, including the head of a pheasant, the body of a mandarin duck, the tail of a peacock, the beak of a parrot and the wings of a swallow. In its beak is the flower of a paulownia tree, said to be the only species on which the phoenix will perch. Also included in the design are stylised representations of clouds, symbols of abundance and good fortune.

The Perth Mint’s P mint mark is in the left field. On the right right, the designer's initials LB, for Lucas Bowers.

There is no inscription.

Reverse Inscription (none)
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Notes

Platinum content (Troy oz): 1.000
Finish: Reverse Proof.
Packaging: accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity, the coin is housed in a classic presentation case and illustrated shipper.
Perth Mint SKU: 23M91AAA.
Release date: March 2023.
Release price: AU$ 2,999.00.

Even though it was issued during the reign of King Charles III, the coin portrays the official "Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Obverse", featuring her Jody Clark effigy (in its uncouped version used in Australia) supplemented with the dates of Her Majesty’s reign - "1952 - 2022".

See also

Coins in the Chinese Myths and Legends series include:
- 2 oz Gold Proof High Relief, Dragon and Phoenix, 2017
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Dragon and Phoenix, 2017
- 1 oz Silver Proof High Relief, Dragon and Phoenix, 2017
- 2 oz Gold Proof High Relief, Dragon and Tiger, 2018
- 1 oz Gold Bullion, Dragon and Phoenix, 2018
- 1 oz Gold Bullion Rectangle, Dragon, 2018
- 2 oz Silver Proof High Relief, Dragon and Tiger, 2018
- 2 oz Silver Antique Figure Eight, Two Dragons, 2018
- 1 oz Silver (Bullion and Proof), Dragon and Phoenix, 2018
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Dragon and Tiger, 2018
- 1 oz Silver Bullion Rectangle, Dragon, 2018
- 1 oz Platinum Bullion, Dragon, 2019
- 2 oz Gold Proof High Relief, Double Dragon, 2019
- 1 oz Gold Proof, Dragon, 2019
- 1 oz Gold Bullion, Dragon and Tiger, 2019
- 1 oz Gold Bullion Rectangle, Dragon, 2019
- 10 oz Silver Bullion, Dragon and Phoenix, 2019
- 2 oz Silver Proof High Relief, Double Dragon, 2019
- 2 oz Silver Antique Figure Eight, Two Koi Fish, 2019
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Double Dragon, 2019
- 1 oz Silver Proof, Dragon and Tiger, 2019
- 1 oz Silver Bullion Rectangle, Dragon, 2019
- 2 oz Gold Proof High Relief, Double Pixiu, 2020
- 1 oz Gold Bullion, Double Dragon, 2020
- 1 oz Gold Proof, Dragon, 2020
- 1 oz Gold Bullion Rectangle, Two Dragons, 2020
- 10 oz Silver Bullion, Dragon and Tiger, 2020
- 2 oz Silver Antique Figure Eight, Dragon and Phoenix, 2020
- 2 oz Silver Proof High Relief, Double Pixiu, 2020
- 1 oz Silver Proof, Double Dragon, 2020
- 1 oz Silver Bullion Rectangle, Two Dragons, 2020
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Double Pixiu, 2020
- 2 oz Gold Proof High Relief, Dragon, 2021
- 1 oz Gold Proof, Dragon, 2021
- 1 oz Gold Bullion, Double Pixiu, 2021
- 1 oz Gold Bullion Rectangle, Dragon, 2021
- 10 oz Silver Bullion, Double Dragon, 2021
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Double Pixiu, 2021
- 2 oz Silver Proof High Relief, Dragon, 2021
- 1 oz Silver Bullion (with coloured version), Dragon, 2021
- 1 oz Silver Bullion Rectangle, Dragon, 2021
- 1 oz Platinum Proof, Dragon, 2022
- 2 oz Gold Proof High Relief, Phoenix, 2022
- 1 oz Gold Bullion, Dragon, 2022
- 1 oz Gold Bullion Rectangle, Dragon, 2022
- 1 oz Gold Proof, Dragon, 2022
- 2 kg Silver Antique, Dragon and Tiger, 2022
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Dragon, 2022
- 1 oz Silver Bullion (with coloured version), Phoenix, 2022
- 1 oz Silver Bullion Rectangle, Dragon, 2022
- 1 oz Platinum Reverse Proof, Phoenix, 2023
- 1 oz Gold Proof, Dragon, 2023
- 1 oz Gold Bullion, Phoenix, 2023
- 1 oz Gold Proof Ultra High Relief, Dragon and Koi, 2023
- 1 oz Gold Bullion Rectangle, Dragon, 2023
- 2 kg Silver Antique, Koi Fish, 2023
- 2 oz Silver Proof High Relief, Phoenix, 2022
- 2 oz Silver Proof High Relief, Dragon and Koi, 2023
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Dragon and Koi, 2023
- 1 oz Silver Bullion Rectangle, Dragon, 2023
- 1 oz Silver Antique, Phoenix, 2023
- 1 oz Gold Bullion, Dragon and Koi, 2024

All (39) coins of type: Platinum Ounce (1 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Platinum Ounce 1988 Australian Koala 61,682 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Platinum Ounce 1989 Australian Koala, Bullion 79,043 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Platinum Ounce 1989 Australian Koala, Proof 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Platinum Ounce 1990 Australian Koala, Bullion 28,121 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Platinum Ounce 1990 Australian Koala, Proof 1,341 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
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 5,188 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 5,188 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 ·
Platinum Ounce 2023 Phoenix 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 1oz 9995 Pt 100 DOLLARS ·
Platinum Ounce 2023 Australian Koala 3,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Platinum Ounce 2023 Mythical Creatures - Basilisk 125 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 1 oz 9995 Pt 100 DOLLARS
Platinum Ounce 2024 Year of the Dragon 5,188 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA · 1oz 9995 Pt 100 DOLLARS ·
Platinum Ounce 2024 Australian Kangaroo unknown King Charles III - Portrait by Dan Thorne CHARLES III AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Platinum Ounce 2024 Perth Mint 125th Anniversary 5,000 King Charles III - Portrait by Dan Thorne CHARLES III AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
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Platinum Ounce 2023 Phoenix: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypePlatinum Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2023
MonarchKing Charles III
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Uncouped version)
Face Value100 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage150
CurrentYes
Material0.9995 Platinum
DesignerLucas Bowers
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size32.6000 mm
Thickness2.900 mm
Mass31.1190 g
OCC IDMXKD-EKQC-KPAL-EWQJ
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