Platinum Quarter Ounce 2022 Australian Florin, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Platinum Quarter Ounce 2022 Australian Florin, Coin from Australia
CoinPlatinum Quarter Ounce 2022 Australian Florin

Australia is one of the large issuers of bullion coins. Uniquely, there are two independent mints in the country 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. Their issues are normally in standard sizes (mostly based on the troy ounce), but sometimes they also issue coins in non-standard formats, such as this one

This quarter ounce platinum coin with a face value of $25 is a commemorative re-issue of the reverse design of the 1910 Australian Florin - the largest silver coin in the first (pre-decimal) currency of Australia.

The florin was an ancient denomination, first issued in 1344 by England's King Edward III. For over 600 years, a florin was worth two shillings in England's old monetary system (240 pennies per pound sterling). As a Commonwealth nation, Australia started minting its own florins in 1910 and stopped in 1963 when the old currency system was simplified - it was "decimalised" to today's 100 cents to a dollar; as part of the changeover in 1966, the florin was re-denominated as 20 cents.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintageunknown
Obverse
Australia / Platinum Quarter Ounce 2022 Australian Florin - 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The Queen also wears the Coronation Necklace; originally made for Queen Victoria in 1858, it was also worn at the coronations (as Queen's Consort) of Queen Alexandra in 1902, Queen Mary in 1911 and Queen Elizabeth (the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 1/4oz 9995 Pt 2022 25 DOLLARS.

The inscription around the rim also incorporates the precious metal content. "1/4oz 9995 Pt" means "one quarter of a troy ounce of 99.95% platinum".

The background is frosted.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/4oz 9995 Pt 2022 25 DOLLARS
Reverse
Australia / Platinum Quarter Ounce 2022 Australian Florin - reverse photo

The reverse features the Ensigns Armorial of the Commonwealth of Australia, as authorised by Royal Warrant 7th May 1908.

At centre, simple shield enclosing a cross of Saint George on which are five six-pointed stars, around the outside of which are six small escutcheons (small shields). The shield is supported by a kangaroo and an emu standing on a grassy mound. Above the shield a crest, the seven-pointed star of Federation on a wreath and on a ribbon at the base, the motto ADVANCE AUSTRALIA is inscribed.

Around above, the value and denomination ONE FLORIN - TWO SHILLINGS; below, between arrow heads, the date (of the original florin) 1910.

The background is frosted.

Reverse Inscription ONE FLORIN - TWO SHILLINGS 1910 ADVANCE AUSTRALIA
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Notes

Platinum content (Troy oz): 0.250
Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated, frosted.

See also

The Australian Florin 1910 design has been issued and re-issued as:
- Australia, Silver Florin 1910 (the original coin)
- Australia, Silver 20 Cents (non-circulating legal tender), 1998
- Australia, 1/4 oz Gold Bullion ($25), 2021
- Australia, 2 oz Silver Bullion ($2), 2021
- Australia, 1/4 oz Platinum Bullion ($25), 2022

All (12) coins of type: Other Bullion Formats
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Gold and Silver Ounce 2016 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 750 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 50 DOLLARS ·
Gold and Platinum 2018 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 150 DOLLARS ·
Gold and Platinum 2019 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 150 DOLLARS ·
Gold Third-Ounce 2019 Bottlenose Dolphin unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/3oz 9999 Au 2019 30 DOLLARS
Silver Ounce and a Half 2019 Bottlenose Dolphin unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1 1/2oz 9999 Ag 2019 2 DOLLARS
Gold and Platinum 2020 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 150 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ounce and a Half 2020 Australian Striped Marlin unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1 1/2oz 9999 Ag 2020 2 DOLLARS
Gold and Silver 2020 Adelaide Pound 300 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA * 75 DOLLARS *
Silver Ounce and a Half 2021 Australian Spotted Eagle Ray unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1 1/2oz 9999 Ag 2021 2 DOLLARS
Silver Ounce and a Half 2021 Australian Platypus unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1 1/2oz 9999 Ag 2020 2 DOLLARS
Platinum Quarter Ounce 2022 Australian Florin unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/4oz 9995 Pt 2022 25 DOLLARS
Silver Three Ounces 2022 Australian Koala 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 3 DOLLARS · 2007 2022
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Platinum Quarter Ounce 2022 Australian Florin: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeOther Bullion Formats
Issued2022
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Uncouped version)
ReverseCoat of Arms of Australia, 1908
Face Value25 (x Dollar)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
Material0.9995 Platinum
DesignerWilliam Henry James Blakemore
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size20.600 mm
Thickness1.540 mm
Mass7.777 g
OCC IDPMVR-EAPC-DZML-ONQG
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Platinum Quarter Ounce 2022 Australian Florin: Photos
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Australian 1/4 oz Platinum Florin
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Australian 1/4 oz Platinum Florin
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