Silver Five Ounces 2018 Rare Earth, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Silver Five Ounces 2018 Rare Earth, Coin from Australia
CoinSilver Five Ounces 2018 Rare Earth

The Australian five ounces silver piece (abbreviated as 5 oz and designated with Ag for "silver") is a bullion and commemorative 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 Mint says about this coin:
"With original artistry inspired by ancient forces that gave us brilliant treasures, the Rare Earth coin has been crafted from 5oz of pure silver and a 0.035 carat natural golden diamond.

Aged at 1.6 billion years, each handset jewel from the Argyle Diamond Mine in Western Australia’s spectacular Kimberley region represents the epicentre of a supernova, a stellar explosion like those that forged silver when our planet was formed. The coin’s high relief reverse symbolises the creation of precious metals during an intense cosmic explosion. These elements were present when gravity slowly compressed the resulting dust and debris into new stars and planets, including Earth.

This coin has been individually ‘antiqued’ to give it a unique finish conveying the surface abrasions of an ancient artefact. As a result of this treatment, the appearance of each coin may vary. The design also includes representations of ancient lava flows and magma pipes which brought diamonds, formed under intense pressure and heat at great depth, to the Earth’s surface. Thanks to a specialised surface treatment, the coin’s subtle and varying patina exhibits intriguing traces of elemental colour."

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage1,000
Obverse
Australia / Silver Five Ounces 2018 Rare Earth - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin shows the crowned mature head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (her effigy known as the "Fourth Portrait"). The Queen wears the "Girls of Great Britain and Ireland" diamond tiara, a wedding gift from Queen Mary (Her Majesty's grandmother) in 1947 - which she also has on the Machin and the Gottwald portraits.

In tiny letters below the head, the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley).

Around the effigy is the monarch's legend, the date of issue and the value: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 5oz 9999 Ag 2018 8 DOLLARS.

The inscription around the rim also incorporates the precious metal content. "5oz 9999 Ag" means "five ounces of 99.99% silver" - Ag is abbreviated from the Latin word for silver, Argentum.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 5oz 9999 Ag 2018 8 DOLLARS
Reverse
Australia / Silver Five Ounces 2018 Rare Earth - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin depicts primordial Earth, with ancient lava flows and magma pipes which brought diamonds, formed under intense pressure and heat at great depth, to the Earth’s surface.

Inserted above the centre is a golden-coloured diamond from the Argyle Diamond Mine in Australia which is at least 1.6 billion years old.

Around below, the inscription reads RARE EARTH. The Perth Mint's traditional P mint mark is on the right.

Reverse Inscription RARE EARTH
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: antique patina, coloured, high relief, hand-set diamond insert.
Silver content: 5.000 troy ounces.
Diamond: 0.035 carat. Due to the natural colour variation of these diamonds the image displayed may not be an exact representation of all the products in the mintage.
Packaging: in special black presentation box that parts centrally to reveal the coin, with numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Perth Mint Item ID: 18B72AAA
Issue price: AU$ 629.00, US$ 449.99

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Silver Five Ounces 2018 Rare Earth: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Five Ounces (5 oz)
Issued2018
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value8 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage1,000
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Silver
DesignerJovan Radanovich
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size55.500 mm
Thickness8.000 mm
Mass155.533 g
OCC IDRMKG-OZAC-BKKX-ENXQ
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