Platinum Third-Ounce 2020 Australian Striped Marlin, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Platinum Third-Ounce 2020 Australian Striped Marlin, Coin from Australia
CoinPlatinum Third-Ounce 2020 Australian Striped Marlin

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.

The 2020 design features the Australian Striped Marlin.

The striped marlin (Kajikia audax) is a species of marlin found in tropical to temperate Indo-Pacific oceans not far from the surface. It is a desirable commercial and game fish with a record weight (in 1982) of over 200 kg and a maximum length of 4.2 m. The striped marlin is a predator that hunts during the day in the top 100 m or so of the water column, often near the surface. One of their chief prey is sardines.

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Obverse
Australia / Platinum Third-Ounce 2020 Australian Striped Marlin - 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The Queen also wears the Coronation Necklace; originally made for Queen Victoria in 1858, it was also worn at the coronations (as Queen's Consort) of Queen Alexandra in 1902, Queen Mary in 1911 and Queen Elizabeth (the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 2020 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 2020 30 DOLLARS
Reverse
Australia / Platinum Third-Ounce 2020 Australian Striped Marlin - reverse photo

The reverse designs shows a striped marlin breaching the water.

The Perth Mint's P mint mark is above left. The designer's initials IJ, for Ing Ing Jong, are on the tail of the fish.

Around below, the inscription AUSTRALIAN STRIPED MARLIN.

Reverse Inscription AUSTRALIAN STRIPED MARLIN
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Notes

Finish: bullion (Brilliant Uncirculated), frosted surfaces.

See also

The Australian Striped Marlin design was issued in the following formats:
- 1/3 oz Platinum, Australian Striped Marlin 2020
- 1/4 oz Gold, Australian Striped Marlin 2020
- 1 1/2 oz Silver, Australian Striped Marlin 2020

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Platinum Third-Ounce 2020 Australian Striped Marlin: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypePlatinum Third-Ounce (1/3 oz)
Issued2020
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Uncouped version)
Face Value30 (x Dollar)
Mintageunknown
Mintage Limit75,000
CurrentYes
Material0.9995 Platinum
DesignerIng Ing Jong
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size25.600 mm
Thickness2.000 mm
Mass10.373 g
OCC IDBVYX-OWRC-XQVJ-EJZN
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