Silver Ounce 2020 Beneath the Southern Skies, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2020 Beneath the Southern Skies, Coin from Australia
CoinSilver Ounce 2020 Beneath the Southern Skies

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 2020 Beneath the Southern Skies one-ounce silver bullion coin pays homage to Stuart Devlin, who designed many of Australia’s circulating coins, as well as coins for other countries; his definitive designs for Australian decimal coinage were created in 1966 and are still used today. One of Devlin’s early drafts featuring the Australian continent alongside the iconic Southern Cross has been retrieved from the Royal Australian Mint’s archives and re-imagined for this new series.

Unseen in the Northern Hemisphere, the Southern Cross constellation has guided travellers and explorers, inspired poets and musicians. It has been a symbol of loyalty and rebellion and remains one of the most meaningful and recognisable features in the southern skies.

The coins are issued in Brilliant Uncirculated grade and are packaged in individual capsules.

MintRoyal Australian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintageunknown
Obverse
Australia / Silver Ounce 2020 Beneath the Southern Skies - 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The Queen also wears the Coronation Necklace; originally made for Queen Victoria in 1858, it was also worn at the coronations (as Queen's Consort) of Queen Alexandra in 1902, Queen Mary in 1911 and Queen Elizabeth (the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 2020.

The effigy is relatively small as compared with that on normal coinage. Behind the effigy, an ornamental pattern representing the equator, latitude lines and longitude lines.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020
Reverse
Australia / Silver Ounce 2020 Beneath the Southern Skies - reverse photo

The reverse design a stylised map of Australia containing a textured pattern with, superimposed on a part of the map, the silhouette of a kangaroo.

In the foreground, partially obscuring the map of Australia, is a stylised representation of the Southern Cross constellation and straight lines positioned in an irregular pattern.

In the background is the equator, latitude lines, longitude lines and an ornamental pattern.

Superimposed on the design, the face value 1 DOLLAR. Around below, the precious metal content: 1 oz .9999 SILVER (one ounce of 99.99% silver).

Reverse Inscription 1 DOLLAR 1 oz .9999 SILVER
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

The coin design was approved by the Assistant Minister for Treasury and Finance in Currency (Royal Australian Mint) Determination (No. 2) 2019 on 26 March 2019.

See also

There is also a gold one-ounce coin with the same reverse design.

Showing 100 from a total of 280 coins of type: Silver Ounce (1 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Ounce 2017 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle, High Relief 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2017 Dragon and Phoenix, High Relief 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Ag 2017 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2017 Dragon and Phoenix unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Ag 2017 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2017 Kangaroo - Seasons Change 14,956 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2017
Silver Ounce 2017 Australian Swan 27,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2017 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2018 Wedding unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2018 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2018 Happy Birthday unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2018 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 243,740 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2018 Australian Kookaburra, High Relief 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2018 Australian Koala, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2018 Australian Koala, High Relief 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2018 Australian Kangaroo, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2018 Australian Kangaroo, High Relief 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2018 Australian Kangaroo, Gilded 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2018 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 50,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2018 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle, High Relief 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2018 End of WWI 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Ag 2018 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2018 Dragon and Tiger 50,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Ag 2018 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2018 Dragon and Phoenix unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Ag 2018 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2018 Dragon Rectangle unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Ag 1 DOLLAR 2018
Silver Ounce 2018 Royal Wedding 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 SILVER 2018 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2018 Kangaroo - Seasons Change 15,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2018
Silver Ounce 2018 Earth and Beyond - Earth 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA · ONE OUNCE FINE SILVER ·
Silver Ounce 2018 Australian Swan 27,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2018 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2018 Australian Emu unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2018 Australian Bird of Paradise 50,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2018 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Opal - Year of the Pig 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Wedding unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 2019 AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Happy Birthday unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Australian Kookaburra, High Relief 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Australian Kookaburra 219,660 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Australian Kangaroo, High Relief 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Australian Kangaroo, Gilded 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Australian Kangaroo, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Australian Koala, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Australian Koala, High Relief 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 50,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle, High Relief 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Double Dragon unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Ag 2019 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2019 Dragon and Tiger 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Ag 2019 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2019 Dragon Rectangle unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Ag 1 DOLLAR 2019
Silver Ounce 2019 Year of the Pig, RAM 3,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
Silver Ounce 2019 Mob of Roos unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
Silver Ounce 2019 Kangaroo - Seasons Change 15,000 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 Australian Swan 27,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 2019 AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Australian Emu unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Bird of Paradise, Proof 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 2019 AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Bird of Paradise, Bullion 50,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 2019 AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Tasmanian Tiger 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019 · 5 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Lesser Bilby 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019 · 5 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Night Parrot 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019 · 5 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Welcome Stranger Nugget 35,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Earth and Beyond - The Moon 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA · ONE OUNCE FINE SILVER ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Earth and Beyond - The Sun 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA · ONE OUNCE FINE SILVER ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Batavia Shipwreck unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2019 ONE DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2019 Super Pit 100,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Wedding unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 2020 AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Happy Birthday unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Christmas 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Ag 2020 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2020 One Love 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Ag 2020 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2020 Australian Kangaroo, High Relief 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Australian Kangaroo, Gilded 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Australian Kangaroo, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Australian Koala, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Australian Koala, High Relief 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Australian Kangaroo, RAM 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 375,914 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR · 1990 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Australian Kookaburra, High Relief 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR · 1990 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 50,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle, High Relief 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Australian Brumby 25,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Dragons Rectangle unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Ag 1 DOLLAR 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Opal - Year of the Mouse 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Year of the Mouse, High Relief 3,888 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Ag 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2020 Year of the Mouse unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Ag 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2020 Opal - Great Southern Land 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Year of the Rat unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Year of the Rat, Domed unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 5 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Zuytdorp Shipwreck unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 ONE DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2020 Vergulde Draeck Shipwreck unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 ONE DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2020 Double Dragon 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Ag 2020 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2020 Double Pixiu unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Ag 2020 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2020 Bull and Bear unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Ag 2020 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2020 End of World War II 4,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 5 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ounce 2020 End of WWII 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Ag 2020 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2020 Australian Swan 27,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 2020 AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Australian Emu unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Quokka unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Ag 2020 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2020 Hand of Faith Nugget 30,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Beneath the Southern Skies unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Voyage of Discovery - Endeavour 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Ag 2020 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2020 Brandenburg Gate Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Redback Spider unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Spinner Dolphin, High Relief unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 5 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Spinner Dolphin unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Australia Zoo - Sumatran Tiger unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Saltwater Crocodile 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Tasmanian Devil 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020
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Silver Ounce 2020 Beneath the Southern Skies: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2020
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Uncouped version)
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size40.000 mm
Thickness4.000 mm
Mass31.103 g
OCC IDANMQ-EPYC-PJKR-OJYG
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