Platinum Third-Ounce 2019 Bottlenose Dolphin, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Platinum Third-Ounce 2019 Bottlenose Dolphin, Coin from Australia
CoinPlatinum Third-Ounce 2019 Bottlenose Dolphin

The Australian third-ounce platinum piece (abbreviated as 1/3oz and designated with Pt for "Platinum") is a bullion coin format used by the Perth Mint since 2018 for a series of bullion coins featuring different Australian animals.

This 2019 design features the Bottlenose Dolphin.

Bottlenose dolphins are aquatic mammals in the genus Tursiops. They are common, cosmopolitan members of the family Delphinidae, the family of oceanic dolphins. Molecular studies show the genus definitively contains two species: the common bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) and the Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops aduncus). Bottlenose dolphins inhabit warm and temperate seas worldwide, being found everywhere except for the Arctic and Antarctic Circle regions. Their scientific name derives from the Latin tursio (dolphin) and truncatus for their characteristic truncated teeth.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage12,874
Obverse
Australia / Platinum Third-Ounce 2019 Bottlenose Dolphin - 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The Queen also wears the Coronation Necklace; originally made for Queen Victoria in 1858, it was also worn at the coronations (as Queen's Consort) of Queen Alexandra in 1902, Queen Mary in 1911 and Queen Elizabeth (the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 1/3oz 9995 Pt 2019 30 DOLLARS.

The inscription around the rim also incorporates the precious metal content. "1/3 oz 9995 Pt" means "one third of a troy ounce of 99.95% platinum" - Pt is abbreviated from platinum.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/3oz 9995 Pt 2019 30 DOLLARS
Reverse
Australia / Platinum Third-Ounce 2019 Bottlenose Dolphin - reverse photo

The reverse designs shows two bottlenose dolphins jumping above the water.

The Perth Mint's P mint mark is on the left. On the dorsal fin of the dolphin on the left, in tiny letters the initials of the designer, WR, for Wade Robinson.

Around below, the inscription AUSTRALIAN BOTTLENOSE DOLPHIN.

Reverse Inscription AUSTRALIAN BOTTLENOSE DOLPHIN
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: bullion (Brilliant Uncirculated), frosted surfaces.

See also

The Australian Bottlenose Dolphin design was issued in the following formats:
- 1/3 oz Platinum, Bottlenose Dolphin 2019
- 1/3 oz Gold, Bottlenose Dolphin 2019
- 1 1/2 oz Silver, Bottlenose Dolphin 2019

Platinum Third-Ounce 2019 Bottlenose Dolphin: References to Information Used
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Perth Mint 12 April 2021 Mintage link
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Platinum Third-Ounce 2019 Bottlenose Dolphin: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypePlatinum Third-Ounce (1/3 oz)
Issued2019
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Uncouped version)
Face Value30 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage12,874
CurrentYes
Material0.9995 Platinum
DesignerWade Robinson
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size25.600 mm
Thickness2.000 mm
Mass10.373 g
OCC IDLBRP-ORRC-ZBLR-OMNY
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