Silver Ounce 2022 Diwali Medallion, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2022 Diwali Medallion, Coin from Australia
CoinSilver Ounce 2022 Diwali Medallion

Australia has two mints, the Royal Australian Mint (which also makes the country's circulating coinage) and the Perth Mint, which are both very active in the bullion coinage space; coins issued by them are legal tender.

Additionally, there are private issuers of bullion which is not legal tender and is targeted at investors and not at coin collectors - such as this one.

The Mint says about this Diwali 1oz Silver Gilded Medallion:
Diwali is the ancient Hindu "festival of lights". Celebrated by millions of people in India and all around the world, the annual five-day festival represents the triumph of light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance. Celebrated with lights in the form of candles and lamps, fireworks, family feasts and the exchange of many gifts, Diwali is also a time to pay homage to Hindu deities, including Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity, and Ganesha, the god of good fortune.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintageunknown
Obverse
Australia / Silver Ounce 2022 Diwali Medallion - obverse photo

The medallion’s obverse portrays Ganesha sitting on a cushion surrounded by a halo motif and lanterns. The god is attended by a mouse, one of his traditional mounts, who offers a sweet as a symbol of generosity.

Below, the inscription happy diwali.

Obverse Inscription happy diwali
Reverse
Australia / Silver Ounce 2022 Diwali Medallion - reverse photo

The medallion’s reverse portrays a representation of Lakshmi sitting on a lotus flower, the symbol of enlightenment. An intricate halo design and hanging lanterns surround the goddess, while coins from her palm tumble into a bowl.

Below, the inscription reads happy diwali. Around above right, the precious metal content 1oz 9999 SILVER (one troy ounce of 99.99% silver).

The design also includes the Perth Mint’s P mint mark on the left. The designer's initials SR (for Sean Rogers) are on a lotus leaf on the right.

Reverse Inscription happy diwali 1oz 9999 SILVER
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Notes

Silver content (Troy oz): 1.000
Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated, frosted surfaces, gilded (gold plated).
Packaging: the medallion is housed in a contemporary latex case which comes in a beautifully illustrated shipper, accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity,
Issued: 2022
Perth Mint SKU: 22N31AAA
Issue price: AU$ 105.00

In many places the medallion is listed under Tuvalu, because earlier issues in the series were coins which are legal tender in Tuvalu.

See also

Coins and medals issued by the Perth Mint to celebrate Diwali include:
- 1 g Gold, Happy Diwali, Tuvalu 2018
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Happy Diwali, Tuvalu 2017
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Happy Diwali, Tuvalu 2018
- 1 oz Silver Coloured Diwali Medallion, 2019
- 1 oz Silver Coloured Diwali Medallion, 2020
- 1 oz Silver Coloured Diwali Medallion, 2021
- 1 oz Silver Gilded Diwali Medallion, 2022
- $1 Coloured, Happy Diwali, Tuvalu 2017
- $1 Coloured, Happy Diwali, Tuvalu 2018

All (8) coins of type: Silver Ounce, Private Bullion
Coin NameMintageLegend
Silver Ounce 2016 Latinum Slip 5,000 TM & © 2016 CBS. ARR.
Silver Ounce 2019 Diwali Medallion unknown (none)
Silver Ounce Perth Mint Kangaroo Bar unknown (none)
Silver Ounce 2020 ABC Bullion - Year of the Rat unknown ABC ABC BULLION · 1oz 999.5 SILVER ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Diwali Medallion unknown (none)
Silver Ounce 2021 ABC Bullion - Year of the Ox unknown ABC ABC BULLION · 1oz 999.5 SILVER ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Diwali Medallion unknown (none)
Silver Ounce 2022 Diwali Medallion unknown happy diwali
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Silver Ounce 2022 Diwali Medallion: Details
CountryAustralia
Coin TypeSilver Ounce, Private Bullion
Issued2022
Mintageunknown
Material0.9999 Silver
DesignerSean Rogers
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size40.900 mm
Thickness3.500 mm
Mass31.107 g
OCC IDRWKZ-OJNC-VLLK-OXGL
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