Silver Five Ounces 2020 Australian Swan, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Silver Five Ounces 2020 Australian Swan, Coin from Australia
CoinSilver Five Ounces 2020 Australian Swan

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.

This premium proof high-relief 5oz silver coin is part of the Australian Swan series, which has been issued by the Perth Mint since 2017 in silver and gold formats.

The Mint says about it:
A remarkable addition to our highly sought-after Australian Swan series, this proof quality high relief coin showcases stunning avian artistry in superb detail.

An instant hit with collectors when it was launched in 2017, the annual Australian Swan coin series continues to impress in 2020 with another beautiful interpretation of this majestic bird, which in Australia is characterised by its distinctive black plumage. The coin portrays a dramatic image of a swan landing on water with its wings unfurled. Struck with noticeably raised relief, it offers one of the best ways to fully appreciate this year’s spectacular artistry.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage500
Obverse
Australia / Silver Five Ounces 2020 Australian Swan - 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, the date of issue and the face value: ELIZABETH II 2020 AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II 2020 AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Reverse
Australia / Silver Five Ounces 2020 Australian Swan - reverse photo

The fourth annual design in the Australian Swan series portrays an elegant black swan landing on water.

To the left, on the swan's wing, the designer's initials JM, for Jennifer McKenna. Above left, the Perth Mint's mint mark P.

The inscription around the rim reads THE 5oz 9999 AUSTRALIAN SILVER SWAN.

Reverse Inscription THE 5oz 9999 AUSTRALIAN SILVER SWAN
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Notes

Silver Content (Troy oz): 5.000
Finish: proof, high relief.
Packaging: in a classic display case and themed shipper, with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Perth Mint Item ID: 20328KAAA
Issue price: AU$ 564.00

See also

Coins in the Australian Swan series issued in 2020 include:
- 1 oz Gold Proof High Relief, Australian Swan 2020
- 1 oz Gold Bullion (Brilliant Uncirculated), Australian Swan 2020
- 5 oz Silver Proof High Relief, Australian Swan 2020
- 1 oz Silver (Bullion and Proof versions), Australian Swan 2020

All (33) coins of type: Silver Five Ounces (5 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Five Ounces 2014 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2015 Wedge-tailed Eagle 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2016 Australian Koala 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2016 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2017 Australian Koala 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2017 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2018 Australian Kangaroo 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2018 Australian Kookaburra 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2018 Australian Swan 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2018 · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2018 Australian Koala 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2018 Rare Earth 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 5oz 9999 Ag 2018 8 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2018 Kangaroo - 25th Anniversary 1,993 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2018 · · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2018 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2019 Australian Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2019 Australian Kookaburra 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2019 Australian Swan 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 2019 AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2019 Australian Koala 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2019 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2020 Australian Koala 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 2019 AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2020 Australian Kookaburra 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS · 1990 2020
Silver Five Ounces 2020 Australian Kangaroo 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 2020 AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2020 Australian Swan 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 2020 AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2020 Year of the Mouse, High Relief 388 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 5oz 9999 Ag 8 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2020 Year of the Mouse, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 5oz 9999 Ag 8 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2020 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2020 Mob of Roos unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020
Silver Five Ounces 2021 Australian Swan 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 2021 AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2021 Australian Kookaburra 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2021 Australian Koala 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2021 Year of the Ox, High Relief 388 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 5oz 9999 Ag 8 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2021 Year of the Ox unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 5oz 9999 Ag 8 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2021 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2021 Redback Spider 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 5 DOLLARS ·
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Silver Five Ounces 2020 Australian Swan: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Five Ounces (5 oz)
Issued2020
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Australian version)
Face Value8 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage500
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Silver
DesignerJennifer McKenna
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size50.900 mm
Thickness11.850 mm
Mass155.533 g
OCC IDLGVB-ELDC-KQPN-EMPX
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