Silver Ounce 2020 Spinner Dolphin, High Relief, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2020 Spinner Dolphin, High Relief, Coin from Australia
CoinSilver Ounce 2020 Spinner 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 2020 Spinner Dolphin one-ounce silver bullion coin is the second dolphin-themed coin by the Royal Australian Mint after the Bottlenose Dolphin issue of 2019. 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 spinner dolphin (Stenella longirostris) is a small dolphin found in off-shore tropical waters around the world. It is famous for its acrobatic displays in which it spins along its longitudinal axis as it leaps through the air. It is a member of the family Delphinidae of toothed whales.

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 2020 Spinner Dolphin, High Relief - 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The Queen also wears the Coronation Necklace; originally made for Queen Victoria in 1858, it was also worn at the coronations (as Queen's Consort) of Queen Alexandra in 1902, Queen Mary in 1911 and Queen Elizabeth (the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 includes the Queen's shoulders. On regular circulating coins it extends almost to the rim of the coin. Consequently, on them the legend does not run continuously around the rim. On commemorative coins the effigy is smaller and the value and denomination are below.

The artist's initials JC (for Jody Clark) are incuse in tiny letters in the left field of the effigy (on the Queen's right shoulder, near the rim).

Around the effigy is the monarch's legend and the date: ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 5 DOLLARS ·.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 5 DOLLARS ·
Reverse
Australia / Silver Ounce 2020 Spinner Dolphin, High Relief - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin depicts a spinner dolphin (Stenella longirostris) in its characteristic leap above the water; in the background - the Sun rising over the ocean horizon.

Around above left, the inscription SPINNER 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 SPINNER DOLPHIN 1 oz .999 FINE SILVER
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

The coin design was approved by the Assistant Treasurer in acts compiled in Currency (Australian Coins) Amendment (2020 Royal Australian Mint No. 2) Determination 2020 on 20 May 2020.

See also

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

All (33) coins of type: Silver Ounce (1 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Zeewijk Shipwreck unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 ONE DOLLAR
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Silver Ounce 2020 Spinner Dolphin, High Relief: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2020
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Face Value5 (x Dollar)
Mintageunknown
Mintage Limit1,000
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerBronwyn King
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size32.000 mm
Thickness6.000 mm
Mass31.103 g
OCC IDLBRP-ERRC-PWJB-EMNY
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2020 AUS 1 oz Silver $5 Dolphin Proof (High Relief)
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2020 AUS 1 oz Silver $5 Dolphin Proof (High Relief)
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