Silver Five Ounces 2022 Great White Shark, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Silver Five Ounces 2022 Great White Shark, Coin from Australia
CoinSilver Five Ounces 2022 Great White Shark

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 2022 Great White Shark five-ounce silver coin is the second release in a new series titled Australia's Most Dangerous; the coins are issued by the Royal Australian Mint in collaboration with LPM (Hong Kong) which is their exclusive distributor.

The Great White Shark (Carcharodon Carcharias) is one of Australia’s most feared creatures, yet relatively little is known about them because of their elusive behaviour. Immortalised in cult classic, Jaws, the Great White Shark is the world’s largest known predatory fish and can grow up to six metres long. With up to 300 teeth across several rows and that replace themselves over the sharks lifespan, the Great White Shark tears its food into chunks before swallowing the pieces whole.

This apex predator is named after its white belly and features a grey upper body. Cruising at about 40 kilometres an hour, the Great White can propel itself up to 56 kilometres an hour in short bursts, such as when attacking its prey. They have been known to jump out of the water, breaching like a whale. While the predator has been found along Australia’s east, south and west coastlines, human interactions with the shark are relatively rare. With Great White Shark numbers thought to be decreasing, they are a protected species in Australia.

MintRoyal Australian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage1,000
Obverse
Australia / Silver Five Ounces 2022 Great White Shark - 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 2022 · 5 DOLLARS ·.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022 · 5 DOLLARS ·
Reverse
Australia / Silver Five Ounces 2022 Great White Shark - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin is depicts a Great White Shark (Carcharodon Carcharias) breaching out of the water, surrounded by splashing water.

On three lines below: GREAT WHITE SHARK. Around above right, the precious metal content: 5 oz .999 SILVER (five troy ounces of 99.9% silver).

The face value and denomination are on the obverse.

Reverse Inscription GREAT WHITE SHARK 5 oz .999 SILVER
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Notes

Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated.
RAM Product Code: 11062
Date of issue: 2 June 2022.
Issue price: US$ $194.60

See also

Coins in the Australia's Most Dangerous series include:
- 1 oz Gold, Redback Spider, 2020
- 5 oz Silver Bullion, Redback Spider, 2021
- 1 oz Silver Coloured Proof, Redback Spider, 2021
- 1 oz Silver, Redback Spider, 2020
- 1 oz Gold, Great White Shark, 2021
- 5 oz Silver Bullion, Great White Shark, 2022
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Great White Shark, 2022
- 1 oz Silver, Great White Shark, 2021
- 1 oz Gold, Desert Scorpion, 2022
- 1 oz Silver, Desert Scorpion, 2022

All (43) 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 Australian Kookaburra 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2015 · 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 Year of the Rooster unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 5oz 9999 Ag 2017 8 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2017 Year of the Rooster, RAM 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2017 · 10 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 End of WWI 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 5oz 9999 Ag 2018 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 - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2019 Australian Kookaburra 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2019 Australian Swan 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 2019 AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2019 Australian Koala 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2019 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2020 Australian Koala 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 2019 AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2020 Australian Kookaburra 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS · 1990 2020
Silver Five Ounces 2020 Australian Kangaroo 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 2020 AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2020 Australian Swan 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 2020 AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2020 Year of the Mouse, High Relief 388 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped 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 - Uncouped 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 - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2020 Mob of Roos unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020
Silver Five Ounces 2021 Australian Swan 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 2021 AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2021 Australian Kookaburra 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2021 Australian Koala 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2021 Year of the Ox, High Relief 388 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 5oz 9999 Ag 8 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2021 Year of the Ox unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped 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 - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2021 Redback Spider 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 5 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2022 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2022 Australian Kookaburra 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2022 Australian Koala 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2022 Great White Shark 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022 · 5 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2022 Year of the Tiger, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 5oz 9999 Ag 8 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2022 Year of the Tiger, High Relief 388 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 5oz 9999 Ag 8 DOLLARS
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Silver Five Ounces 2022 Great White Shark: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Five Ounces (5 oz)
Issued2022
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Uncouped version)
Face Value5 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage1,000
Mintage Limit1,000
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerAaron Baggio
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size65.100 mm
Mass155.500 g
OCC IDANMQ-EPYC-QRRK-OJYG
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