Silver Ounce 2020 Quokka, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2020 Quokka, Coin from Australia
CoinSilver Ounce 2020 Quokka

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.

This coin is part of a long running series of bullion coins issued by the Perth Mint depicting native animals, and features the Australian Quokka.

A quokka is a small type of wallaby found mainly in the south west region of Western Australia, particularly Rottnest Island, an idyllic location 18 kilometres off the Perth coast. Thanks to its cute, smiley appearance, the quokka is known as the "world’s happiest animal". Willing to interact with human beings, it has become a hugely popular subject for "selfies" among thousands of annual visitors to the holiday hotspot.

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Obverse
Australia / Silver Ounce 2020 Quokka - 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The Queen also wears the Coronation Necklace; originally made for Queen Victoria in 1858, it was also worn at the coronations (as Queen's Consort) of Queen Alexandra in 1902, Queen Mary in 1911 and Queen Elizabeth (the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). In small letters on the left, the artist's initials JC (for Jody Clark).

Running continuously around the rim is the monarch's legend, the date of issue and the face value: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Ag 2020 1 DOLLAR.

The inscription around the rim also incorporates the precious metal content. "1 oz 9999 Ag" means "one ounce of 99.99% silver" - Ag is abbreviated from the Latin word for silver, Argentum.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Ag 2020 1 DOLLAR
Reverse
Australia / Silver Ounce 2020 Quokka - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin portrays a quokka on a beach with a lighthouse in the background. Standing on its hind legs, the herbivorous marsupial is eating its preferred diet of leaves.

Around above, the inscription QUOKKA. The Perth Mint’s P mint mark is on the right. The designer's initials IJ (for Ing Ing Jong) are in the ground on the left.

Reverse Inscription QUOKKA
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Notes

Silver Content (Troy oz): 1.000
Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated
Perth Mint Item ID: 20H49AAX

Half of the mintage limit of 30,000 was for the Australian market, and half was distributed overseas.

This coin includes an authentication feature on the reverse in the form of a micro-laser engraved letter. Detectable under a magnifying glass, it is designed to make it significantly more difficult for the coin to be counterfeited.

See also

Australian coins featuring the Quokka include:
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Quokka 2020
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Quokka 2021
- 1 oz Silver Proof Coloured, Quokka 2021
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Quokka 2022
- 1 oz Silver Proof Coloured, Quokka 2022
- $1 AlBr, Quokka 2021

Showing 100 from a total of 280 coins of type: Silver Ounce (1 oz)
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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 Quokka: 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
Mintage Limit30,000
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Silver
DesignerIng Ing Jong
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size40.900 mm
Thickness3.500 mm
Mass31.107 g
OCC IDWMRA-EQPC-ABQR-OYPL
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2020 Quokka 1oz Silver Bullion Coin
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