Silver Five Ounces 2022 Year of the Tiger, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Silver Five Ounces 2022 Year of the Tiger, Coin from Australia
CoinSilver Five Ounces 2022 Year of the Tiger

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 five-ounce silver coin with a face value of $8 was issued as part of the Perth Mint's Lunar Series III to mark the Chinese Year of the Tiger (1 February 2022 to 21 January 2023).

The Mint says about it:
First issued in 1995 and now in its third round, the long-running Australian Lunar Coin Series celebrates the animals of the ancient Chinese lunar zodiac with a sequence of annual designs portraying the mouse, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig.

This 2022 coin features the tiger, which is said to bestow determination, courage, confidence and charm on those born under its influence in 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010 and 2022.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintageunknown
Obverse
Australia / Silver Five Ounces 2022 Year of the Tiger - 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 and the face value: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 5oz 9999 Ag 8 DOLLARS.

The inscription around the rim also incorporates the precious metal content. "5 oz 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 8 DOLLARS
Reverse
Australia / Silver Five Ounces 2022 Year of the Tiger - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin "portrays a charming image of a tiger cub following its proud and protective parent across a rocky terrain featuring ferns and bamboo".

Above them, the Chinese character for "tiger" , below which, TIGER and 2022.

The mint mark P of the Perth Mint is on the left. The designer's initials JM (for Jennifer McKenna) are on the ground below.

The face value and the precious metal content are on the obverse.

Reverse Inscription 虎 TIGER 2022
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Notes

Silver Content (Troy oz): 5.000
Finish: bullion (Brilliant Uncirculated).
Packaging: in an individual protective acrylic capsule.
Date of issue: October 2021

This coin includes an authentication feature on the reverse in the form of a micro-laser engraved letter. Detectable under a magnifying glass, it is designed to make it significantly more difficult for the coin to be counterfeited.

See also

Year of the Tiger 2022 coins issued by the Perth Mint include:
- Australia, Platinum Ounce ($100), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Gold Ten Ounces ($1,000), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Gold Two Ounces ($200), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Gold Ounce ($100), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Gold Half Ounce ($50), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Gold Quarter Ounce ($25), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Gold Tenth-Ounce ($15), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Gold Twentieth-Ounce ($5), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Silver Ten Kilos ($300), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Silver Kilo ($30), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Silver Five Ounces ($8), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Silver Two Ounces ($2), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Silver Ounce ($1), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Silver Half Ounce (50 cents), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Silver Quarter Ounce (50 cents) Coloured, Year of the Tiger 2022

All (34) 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 ·
Silver Five Ounces 2022 Year of the Tiger unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 5oz 9999 Ag 8 DOLLARS
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Silver Five Ounces 2022 Year of the Tiger: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Five Ounces (5 oz)
Issued2022
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Australian version)
Face Value8 (x Dollar)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Silver
DesignerJennifer McKenna
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size61.000 mm
Thickness72.000 mm
Mass155.533 g
OCC IDLGVB-ELDC-KKPL-EMPX
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