Silver Ounce 2019 Bottlenose Dolphin, High Relief, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2019 Bottlenose Dolphin, High Relief, Coin from Australia
CoinSilver Ounce 2019 Bottlenose Dolphin, High Relief

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 2019 Bottlenose Dolphin one-ounce silver bullion coin is the first dolphin-themed coin by the Royal Australian Mint. This is a special version of the silver ounce, with high-relief surfaces; it has face value of $5 to distinguish it from the other one-ounce coins. Given that it has the same mass but bigger thickness, the diameter of the coin is smaller.

The common bottlenose dolphin or Atlantic bottlenose dolphin is the most well-known species of the family Delphinidae. The common bottlenose dolphin is the most familiar dolphin species due to the wide exposure it receives in captivity in marine parks and dolphinaria, and in movies and television programs.

The coins are in Proof grade and were made available exclusively through APMEX, boxed and with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

MintRoyal Australian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintageunknown
Obverse
Australia / Silver Ounce 2019 Bottlenose Dolphin, High Relief - obverse photo

Crowned mature head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (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 tiny letters below the head, the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley).

Around the effigy is the monarch's legend and the date: ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2019 · 5 DOLLARS ·.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2019 · 5 DOLLARS ·
Reverse
Australia / Silver Ounce 2019 Bottlenose Dolphin, High Relief - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin depicts a bottlenose dolphin leaping above the water; in the background - the Sun rising over the ocean horizon.

Around above left, the inscription BOTTLENOSE DOLPHIN. Around below right, the precious metal content 1 oz .999 FINE SILVER (one ounce of 99.9% silver).

The face value and denomination are on the obverse.

Reverse Inscription BOTTLENOSE DOLPHIN 1 oz .999 FINE SILVER
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

The coin design was approved in acts compiled in Currency (Royal Australian Mint) Determination (No. 6) 2018 on 12 October 2019.

See also

Coins featuring a Bottlenose Dolphin and issued by RAM include:
- Gold Ounce
- Silver Ounce with High Relief, $5
- Silver Ounce, $1

All (46) coins of type: Silver Ounce (1 oz)
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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 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 2014 Australian Kookaburra - Coloured 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2014 · 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 2015 Wedding unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2015 · 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 2016 Wedding unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2016 · 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 2017 Wedding unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2017 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2017 Australian Koala - High Relief 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2017 Australian Koala unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2018 Wedding unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2018 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Wedding unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II 2019 AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Mob of Roos unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
Silver Ounce 2019 Bottlenose Dolphin, High Relief unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2019 · 5 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Bottlenose Dolphin unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2019 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Batavia Shipwreck unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2019 ONE DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2020 Wedding unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II 2020 AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Year of the Rat, Domed unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 5 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Vergulde Draeck Shipwreck unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 ONE DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2020 Year of the Rat unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Zuytdorp Shipwreck unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 ONE DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2020 Australian Kangaroo (RAM) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Beneath the Southern Skies unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Brandenburg Gate Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Redback Spider unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Spinner Dolphin, High Relief unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 5 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Spinner Dolphin unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Sumatran Tiger unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Wedding unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II 2021 AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Happy Birthday unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Ag 2021 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox, Domed unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 5 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox (RAM) 50,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2021 AC/DC 30,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Great White Shark unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 1 DOLLAR ·
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Silver Ounce 2019 Bottlenose Dolphin, High Relief: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2019
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value5 (x Dollar)
Mintageunknown
Mintage Limit1,000
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerStevan Stojanovic
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size32.000 mm
Thickness6.000 mm
Mass31.103 g
OCC IDLGVB-OLDC-BMAK-OMPX
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2019 AUS 1 oz Silver $5 Dolphin Proof (High Relief)
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2019 AUS 1 oz Silver $5 Dolphin Proof (High Relief)
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2019 AUS 1 oz Silver $5 Dolphin Proof (High Relief)
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