Silver Ounce 2022 Opal - Year of the Tiger, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2022 Opal - Year of the Tiger, Coin from Australia
CoinSilver Ounce 2022 Opal - Year of the Tiger

The Australian one ounce silver piece (abbreviated as 1 oz and designated with Ag for "silver") is a bullion coin format. Uniquely, in Australia there are two mints independently 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.

The Australian Opal series uses a technique pioneered by the Perth Mint in which the reverse design is done with opal inserts instead of being coloured.

This one-ounce silver coin with a face value of $1 was issued as part of the Perth Mint's Lunar Series III to mark the Chinese Year of the Tiger (1 February 2022 to 21 January 2023). Its reverse has opal inserts, and - as usual with the opal coins - has a design that differs from the other Year of the Tiger coins issued by the mint the same year.

The Mint says about it:
"With its creative use of opal in the shape of a tiger, this pure silver coin is a terrific memento for those celebrating the 2022 Chinese New Year and everyone born under the influence of the third animal of the ancient lunar calendar.

Australia supplies the overwhelming majority of the world’s opal, a colourful mineral-like material that has proved extremely popular as in insert in several Perth Mint collectables. The coin’s reverse incorporates an inner panel design of an tiger detailed in pure Australian opal. The coin’s outer ring features intricate patterning with stylised depictions of cineraria flowers - considered lucky flowers for those born in the Year of the Tiger."

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage5,000
Obverse
Australia / Silver Ounce 2022 Opal - Year of the Tiger - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin depicts the crowned old head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem crown and the Victoria Coronation necklace worn for her Coronation. This is her effigy known as the "Fifth Portrait" worldwide and "Sixth Portrait" in Australia, in "uncouped" version - showing the Queen's shoulders and not terminating at the neck as the normal version.

On the left, in small letters on the Queen's shoulder, the artist's initials J.C (for Jody Clark).

Running continuously around the rim is the monarch's legend and the face value: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·.

The effigy is smaller than usual, allowing for more space in the centre of the obverse which is pattern with rays radiating from the centre.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Reverse
Australia / Silver Ounce 2022 Opal - Year of the Tiger - reverse photo

The centre of the reverse incorporates an inner panel design of a tiger, detailed in pure Australian opal, on black background.

Around above, the inscription YEAR OF THE TIGER. Below, the Chinese character for "tiger" .

In smaller letters around below left, the date of issue and the precious metal content: 2022 1oz 9999 SILVER (one troy ounce of 99.99% silver). The rest of the inner circle is decorated with images of cineraria flowers - considered lucky flowers for those born under the sign of the Tiger.

The mint mark P of the Perth Mint is on the right. The designer's initials JM (for Jennifer McKenna) are on the flower just below the mint mark.

The outer rim is decorated with an "Oriental" geometric pattern.

Reverse Inscription YEAR OF THE TIGER 虎 2022 1oz 9999 SILVER
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof, opal inserts.
Packaging: in display case with a clear lid that comes in an illustrated shipper.
Date of issue: 14 January 2022.

See also

Year of the Tiger 2022 coins issued by the Perth Mint include:
- Australia, Platinum Ounce ($100), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Gold Ten Ounces ($1,000), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Gold Two Ounces ($200), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Gold Ounce ($100), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Gold Ounce High Relief ($100), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Gold Half Ounce ($50), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Gold Quarter Ounce ($25), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Gold Tenth-Ounce ($15), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Gold Twentieth-Ounce ($5), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Silver Ten Kilos ($300), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Silver Kilo ($30), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Silver Five Ounces ($8), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Silver Five Ounces High Relief ($8), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Silver Two Ounces ($2), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Silver Two Ounces Antique ($2), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Silver Ounce ($1), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Silver Ounce ($1) with Opal, Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Silver Ounce High Relief ($1), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Silver Half Ounce (50 cents), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Silver Quarter Ounce (25 cents) Coloured, Year of the Tiger 2022
- Australia, Aluminium Bronze $1 in Year of the Tiger 2022 PNC
- Tuvalu, Fifth-Ounce Gold, Year of the Tiger 2022 - Prosperity
- Tuvalu, Fifth-Ounce Gold, Year of the Tiger 2022 - Longevity
- Tuvalu, Fifth-Ounce Gold, Year of the Tiger 2022 - Success
- Tuvalu, Silver Coloured Quadrant (x4 one-ounce coins), Year of the Tiger 2022
- Tuvalu, Silver Ounce Antique ($1) with Rotating Charm, Year of the Tiger 2022
- Tuvalu, Silver Half Ounce Coloured (50 cents), Baby Tiger

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Silver Ounce 2021 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle, High Relief 6,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle, First Design 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle, Second Design 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle, Third Design 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle, Fourth Design 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle, Fifth Design 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Opal - Year of the Ox 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox, Perth Mint unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Ag 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox, High Relief 3,888 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Ag 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox, Domed 7,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 5 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox, RAM 50,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Australian Kangaroo, Perth Mint unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
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Silver Ounce 2021 Australian Brumby 25,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
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Silver Ounce 2021 Wombat 25,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Quokka, Bullion 30,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Ag 2021 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2021 Quokka, Proof 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Ag 2021 1 DOLLAR
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Silver Ounce 2022 Year of the Tiger, Perth Mint unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Ag 1 DOLLAR
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Silver Ounce 2022 Opal - Year of the Tiger 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2022 Year of the Tiger, RAM 50,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022 · 1 DOLLAR ·
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Silver Ounce 2022 Australian Brumby unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2022 Dragon Rectangle unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Ag 1 DOLLAR 2022
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Silver Ounce 2022 Opal - Year of the Tiger: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz), Opal
Issued2022
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Uncouped version)
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage5,000
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Silver
DesignerJennifer McKenna
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size36.600 mm
Thickness3.950 mm
Mass31.107 g
OCC IDANMQ-EPYC-QKZX-OJYG
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