Silver Ounce 2018 Australian Bird of Paradise, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2018 Australian Bird of Paradise, Coin from Australia
CoinSilver Ounce 2018 Australian Bird of Paradise

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.

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 Mint says about this coin:
Our latest silver bullion coin features the beautiful Victoria’s Riflebird, a bird of paradise endemic to north-eastern Queensland.

The bird of paradise is famously associated with the island of New Guinea, where its beautiful plumes are used as currency by local tribes and worn as adornments during cultural ceremonies. A remarkable example is Victoria’s riflebird. Known as the "duwuduwu" to the indigenous Yidinji people, it was recorded by Scottish naturalist John Macgillivray in 1848 and subsequently named after the reigning UK monarch, Queen Victoria. In colour, the male bird’s similarity to the uniforms of contemporary British riflemen is the purported reason for its common title. Predominantly velvety black, the plumage includes areas of iridescent greenish blue, purple and bronze which are used to showy effect during its theatrical courtship dance. This flamboyant display involves a series of initial nodding, weaving and flapping movements. As a dramatic finale, the bird holds its head high while arching its wings skyward in a dramatic appeal for a mate.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage50,000
Obverse
Australia / Silver Ounce 2018 Australian Bird of Paradise - 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 2018 · 1 DOLLAR ·.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2018 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Reverse
Australia / Silver Ounce 2018 Australian Bird of Paradise - reverse photo

The coin’s reverse depicts a representation of a Victoria’s Riflebird perched on a branch with its wings outstretched and its mouth wide open.

Inscribed at the base of the branch are the designer's initials JM, for Jennifer McKenna. On the right, the Perth Mint's mint mark P.

The inscription around above reads AUSTRALIAN BIRD OF PARADISE. Around below, the precious metal content: 1oz 9999 SILVER (one troy ounce of 99.99% silver).

Reverse Inscription AUSTRALIAN BIRD OF PARADISE 1oz 9999 SILVER
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: bullion (Brilliant Uncirculated).
Packaging: in acrylic capsule. 20 coins come in a mint tube, and 100 in a box.

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Silver Ounce 2018 Australian Bird of Paradise: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2018
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage50,000
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Silver
DesignerJennifer McKenna
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size40.600 mm
Thickness3.210 mm
Mass31.107 g
OCC IDQRAP-OBNC-XBZG-OYJD
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