Silver Ounce 2013 Australian Map - Platypus, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2013 Australian Map - Platypus, Coin from Australia
CoinSilver Ounce 2013 Australian Map - Platypus

The Australian one ounce silver piece (abbreviated as 1 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.

Some of these coins can be classified as "Smartminting" (or "smart minting") due to the technologies used in their production; these include irregular shapes, coloured surfaces, precious stone inserts etc. The coins are targeted at collectors who appreciated them as art rather than at bullion investors.

This coin is the fourth issue in the Perth Mint's Australian Map Shaped Coin Series featuring various native animals of Australia, and depicts a Platypus.

The platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus), sometimes referred to as the duck-billed platypus, is a semiaquatic, egg-laying mammal endemic to eastern Australia, including Tasmania. The platypus is the sole living representative of its family (Ornithorhynchidae) and genus (Ornithorhynchus), though a number of related species appear in the fossil record.

Together with the four species of echidna, it is one of the five extant species of monotremes, the only mammals that lay eggs instead of giving birth to live young; they are all native to Australia. Like other monotremes, it senses prey through electrolocation. It is one of the few species of venomous mammals, as the male platypus has a spur on the hind foot that delivers a venom, capable of causing severe pain to humans. The unusual appearance of this egg-laying, duck-billed, beaver-tailed, otter-footed mammal baffled European naturalists when they first encountered it, and the first scientists to examine a preserved platypus body (in 1799) judged it a fake, made of several animals sewn together.

The unique features of the platypus make it an important subject in the study of evolutionary biology, and a recognisable and iconic symbol of Australia. It is culturally significant to several Aboriginal peoples of Australia, who also used to hunt the animal for food. It has appeared as a mascot at national events and features on the reverse of the Australian twenty-cent coin.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage6,000
Obverse
Australia / Silver Ounce 2013 Australian Map - Platypus - 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 small 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 2013 · 1 DOLLAR ·.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2013 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Reverse
Australia / Silver Ounce 2013 Australian Map - Platypus - reverse photo

The coin’s map-shaped, coloured reverse depicts classically struck design of a platypus set against a tropical rain-forest setting with a waterfall and river.

Above right, the inscription PLATYPUS and the precious metal content: 1 oz 999 SILVER (one ounce of 99.9% silver).

Below left, the P mint mark of the Perth Mint.

Below right, the date of issue 2013 (it is shown on the obverse too); the face value is on the obverse.

Reverse Inscription PLATYPUS 1 oz 999 SILVER 2013
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof, coloured.
Packaging: in presentation box in custom-designed shipper, with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Perth Mint Item ID: 13U04AAA
Issue price: AU$ 104.00, US$ 74.41

See also

The coins in the Australian Map Shaped Coin Series are:
- Silver Ounce, Australian Map - Kookaburra, 2012
- Silver Ounce, Australian Map - Emu, 2012
- Silver Ounce, Australian Map - Kangaroo, 2013
- Silver Ounce, Australian Map - Platypus, 2013
- Silver Ounce, Australian Map - Koala, 2014
- Silver Ounce, Australian Map - Saltwater Crocodile, 2014
- Silver Ounce, Australian Map - Wedge-tailed Eagle, 2015
- Silver Ounce, Australian Map - Redback Spider, 2015
- Silver Ounce, Australian Map - Great White Shark, 2016
- Silver Ounce, Australian Map - Dingo, 2016

Showing 100 from a total of 285 coins of type: Silver Ounce (1 oz)
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Silver Ounce 1990 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 300,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 5 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ounce 1990 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 21,671 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 5 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ounce 1991 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 300,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 5 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ounce 1991 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 6,673 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 5 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ounce 1992 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 219,694 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 1992 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 6,766 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 1993 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 190,581 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 1993 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 5,121 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 1994 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 174,561 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 1994 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 4,250 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 1995 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 154,247 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 1995 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 4,880 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 1996 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 170,105 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 1996 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 5,450 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 1997 Australian Kookaburra 159,497 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 1998 Australian Kookaburra 103,119 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 1999 Australian Kookaburra 109,364 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2000 Australian Kookaburra 104,169 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2001 Australian Kookaburra 169,265 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2002 Australian Kookaburra 91,604 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2003 Australian Kookaburra 109,439 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2004 Australian Kookaburra 84,455 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2005 Australian Kookaburra 95,145 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2006 Australian Kookaburra 87,044 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2007 Australian Kookaburra 213,436 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2007 Australian Koala 137,768 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA · 2007 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2008 Australian Kookaburra 300,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2009 Australian Kookaburra 300,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2010 Australian Map - Shanghai Expo 10,286 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2010 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2010 Shanghai Expo - Mascot 10,481 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2010 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2010 Shanghai Expo - Pavilion 4,299 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2010 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2010 Shanghai Expo - Cityscape 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2010 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2010 Shanghai Expo - Koala and Panda 10,244 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2010 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2010 Australian Kookaburra 300,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2010 Kangaroo at Sunset 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2010 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2011 Australian Kookaburra 500,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2011 Year of the Rabbit unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 999 SILVER 2011 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2012 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 500,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2012 Australian Kookaburra, High Relief unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2012 Christmas Locket unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 999 SILVER 2012 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2012 Australian Map - Kookaburra 6,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2012 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2012 Australian Map - Emu 6,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2012 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2012 Discover Australia - Red Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2012 Discover Australia - Whale Shark unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2012 Discover Australia - Green and Gold Bell Frog unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2012 Discover Australia - Goanna unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2012 Discover Australia - Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2013 Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Anniversary 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2013 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2013 Queen Victoria Coronation Anniversary 2,949 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2013 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2013 Australian Kangaroo - High Relief 20,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2013 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 500,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2013 Australian Kookaburra, High Relief 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2013 Australian Map - Kangaroo 6,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2013 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2013 Australian Map - Platypus 6,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2013 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2013 Saltwater Crocodile - Bindi, Colour 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2013
Silver Ounce 2013 Saltwater Crocodile - Bindi 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2013
Silver Ounce 2014 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 500,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2014 Australian Kookaburra, High Relief 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2014 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2014 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle, High Relief 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2014 Australian Saltwater Crocodile unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2014 Australian Map - Koala 6,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2014 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2014 Australian Map - Saltwater Crocodile 6,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2014 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2014 Australian Red Cross 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 999 SILVER 2014 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2014 Saltwater Crocodile - Graham, Colour 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2014
Silver Ounce 2014 Saltwater Crocodile - Graham 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2014
Silver Ounce 2015 Wedding unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2015 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2015 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 500,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2015 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2015 Australian Kookaburra, High Relief 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2015 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2015 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2015 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle, High Relief 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2015 Australian Map - Wedge-tailed Eagle 6,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2015 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2015 Australian Map - Redback Spider 6,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2015 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2015 Australian Saltwater Crocodile 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2015 Saltwater Crocodile - Agro Junior 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2015
Silver Ounce 2015 Saltwater Crocodile - Agro Junior, High Relief 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2015
Silver Ounce 2015 Australian Funnel-Web Spider unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2016 Wedding unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2016 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2016 Christmas 3,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Ag 2016 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2016 Australian Koala, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2016 Australian Koala, High Relief 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2016 Australian Kookaburra 500,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2016 Australian Kangaroo, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2016 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2016 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle, High Relief 20,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2016 Australian Map - Great White Shark 6,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2016 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2016 Australian Map - Dingo 6,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2016 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2016 Saltwater Crocodile - Monty, High Relief 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016
Silver Ounce 2016 Saltwater Crocodile - Monty 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016
Silver Ounce 2016 Kangaroo - Seasons Change 25,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016
Silver Ounce 2017 Year of the Rooster, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Ag 2017 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2017 Year of the Rooster, High Relief 7,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Ag 2017 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2017 Opal - Year of the Rooster 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2017 Year of the Rooster, RAM 3,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2017 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2017 Year of the Rooster, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2017
Silver Ounce 2017 Wedding unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2017 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2017 Happy Birthday unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2017 Australian Kookaburra 406,265 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2017 Australian Kangaroo, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2017 Australian Koala, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
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Silver Ounce 2013 Australian Map - Platypus: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz), Smartminting
Issued2013
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage6,000
Mintage Limit6,000
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerIng Ing Jong
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeIrregular
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size40.600 mm
Thickness4.000 mm
Mass31.135 g
OCC IDGAVP-OXAC-MZPN-EMDY
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