Silver Half Ounce 2022 Commonwealth Games, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Silver Half Ounce 2022 Commonwealth Games, Coin from Australia
CoinSilver Half Ounce 2022 Commonwealth Games

The Australian half ounce silver piece (abbreviated as 1/2 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 half-ounce silver coin was issued to mark the Australian participation in the 22nd Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England (28 July to 8 August 2022).

The Mint says:
To highlight the Games and support the Australian Commonwealth Games Team, the Royal Australian Mint is releasing a commemorative 2022 $1 Coloured 1/2oz Silver Uncirculated Coin. This coin is sure to appeal to Commonwealth Games participants and their supporters, as well as coin collectors and enthusiasts.

MintRoyal Australian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage2,022
Obverse
Australia / Silver Half Ounce 2022 Commonwealth Games - 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The Queen also wears the Coronation Necklace; originally made for Queen Victoria in 1858, it was also worn at the coronations (as Queen's Consort) of Queen Alexandra in 1902, Queen Mary in 1911 and Queen Elizabeth (the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) and extends almost to the rim of the coin; consequently, the legend does not run continuously around the rim.

The artist's initials JC (for Jody Clark) are in tiny letters below left.

Around the effigy is the monarch's legend and the date: ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022 · 1 DOLLAR ·.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Reverse
Australia / Silver Half Ounce 2022 Commonwealth Games - reverse photo

The reverse design shows athletes (man playing rugby and woman gymnast) and a para-athlete in a wheelchair, on a background representing part of the logo of the 22nd Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Above, a green seven-pointed Commonwealth Star of Australia.

Above right, the logo of the Australian Commonwealth Games team - vertically, the letters AUS (for Australia), supported by a kangaroo on the left and an emu on the right.

Around above, the inscription AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH GAMES TEAM. Around below left, BIRMINGHAM 2022.

In smaller letters facing outward, the precious metal content: 1/2 oz .999 Ag (one half of a troy ounce of 99.9% gold).

Reverse Inscription AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH GAMES TEAM BIRMINGHAM 2022 1/2 oz .999 Ag
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated, coloured.
Packaging: boxed, with a Certificate of Authenticity.
RAM Product Code: 10871
Issue date: 2 June 2022.
Issue price: AU$ 80.00

See also

Australian coins commemorating the 22nd Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in 2022 include:
- 1/2 oz Silver Coloured, Commonwealth Games, 2022
- $2 AlBr Coloured, Commonwealth Games - Letter A, 2022
- $2 AlBr Coloured, Commonwealth Games - Letter U, 2022
- $2 AlBr Coloured, Commonwealth Games - Letter S, 2022
- $1 AlBr Coloured, Commonwealth Games, 2022
- $1 AlBr, Commonwealth Games - Integrity, 2022
- $1 AlBr, Commonwealth Games - Respect, 2022
- $1 AlBr, Commonwealth Games - Excellence, 2022
- $1 AlBr, Commonwealth Games - Inclusiveness, 2022
- 50 Cents Copper-Nickel (Gold Plated), Commonwealth Games, 2022

All (39) coins of type: Silver Half Ounce (1/2 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Half Ounce 2011 Year of the Rabbit unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/2oz 999 SILVER 2011 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2013 Newborn Baby unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2013 · 50 CENTS ·
Silver Half Ounce 2014 Newborn Baby unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/2 OZ 999 Ag 2014 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2014 Merry Christmas 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/2oz 999 SILVER 2014 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2015 Newborn Baby unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/2 OZ 999 Ag 2015 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2016 Newborn Baby unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/2 OZ 999 Ag 2016 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2016 Tiger Shark unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 50 CENTS ·
Silver Half Ounce 2017 Year of the Rooster unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/2oz 9999 Ag 2017 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2017 Newborn Baby unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/2 OZ 9999 Ag 2017 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2018 Newborn Baby unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/2 OZ 9999 Ag 2018 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2018 Australian Kangaroo 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 50 CENTS ·
Silver Half Ounce 2019 Newborn Baby unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/2 OZ 9999 Ag 2019 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2020 Newborn Baby unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/2 OZ 9999 Ag 2020 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2020 Year of the Mouse unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/2oz 9999 Ag 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2020 Qantas unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020
Silver Half Ounce 2020 Year of the Rat - Ingot unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Half Ounce 2020 Emu in the Sky 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Half Ounce 2020 The Seven Sisters 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Half Ounce 2020 Kangaroos at Dawn 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Half Ounce 2021 Newborn Baby unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/2 OZ 9999 Ag 2021 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/2oz 9999 Ag 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox - Ingot unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Half Ounce 2021 Dreaming Down Under - Kangaroo 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 2021 AUSTRALIA · 50 CENTS ·
Silver Half Ounce 2021 Dreaming Down Under - Koala 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 2021 AUSTRALIA · 50 CENTS ·
Silver Half Ounce 2021 Dreaming Down Under - Dingo 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 2021 AUSTRALIA · 50 CENTS ·
Silver Half Ounce 2021 Dreaming Down Under - Tasmanian Devil 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 2021 AUSTRALIA · 50 CENTS ·
Silver Half Ounce 2021 Dreaming Down Under - Wombat 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 2021 AUSTRALIA · 50 CENTS ·
Silver Half Ounce 2021 Ginger Meggs - 1921 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021
Silver Half Ounce 2021 Ginger Meggs - 2021 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021
Silver Half Ounce 2021 The Shark in the Stars 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Half Ounce 2021 Mungo Footprints 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021
Silver Half Ounce 2022 Newborn Baby unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/2 OZ 9999 Ag 2022 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2022 Year of the Tiger unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/2oz 9999 Ag 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2022 Year of the Tiger - Ingot unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Half Ounce 2022 Kangaroo Bounding 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Half Ounce 2022 CWA Centenary 2,022 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022
Silver Half Ounce 2022 Commonwealth Games 2,022 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Half Ounce 2023 Year of the Rabbit 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/2oz 9999 Ag 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2023 Year of the Rabbit - Ingot unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 1 DOLLAR ·
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Silver Half Ounce 2022 Commonwealth Games: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Half Ounce (1/2 oz)
Issued2022
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Uncouped version)
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage2,022
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerAleksandra Stokic
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size35.890 mm
Thickness3.100 mm
Mass15.550 g
OCC IDBVYX-OWRC-XKKW-EJZN
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