Silver Ounce 2022 Sumatran Elephant, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2022 Sumatran Elephant, Coin from Australia
CoinSilver Ounce 2022 Sumatran Elephant

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 2022 Sumatran Elephant one-ounce silver bullion coin is the third release in a new Australia Zoo coin series and features a Sumatran elephant.

The Mint says about it:
The sheer size and might of Sumatran and African elephants are conveyed on this Silver Investment Coin, the third release in the Royal Australian Mint’s Australia Zoo series. Struck to a brilliant uncirculated finish, these coins pay tribute to these incredible creatures and their fragile existence in the wild."

The Sumatran elephant is the smallest subspecies of the Asian elephant. Compared to other subspecies, the Sumatran elephant is characterised in particular by its lighter pigmentation and a 20th pair of ribs. Its natural habitat is endemically restricted to the Indonesian island of Sumatra. The already very reduced populations are further threatened by intensive tree clearing, hunting for ivory and poaching. With an estimated population of only 2,400 to 2,800 specimens, the elephant is classified as critically endangered on the IUCN Red List.

MintRoyal Australian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage25,000
Obverse
Australia / Silver Ounce 2022 Sumatran Elephant - 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The Queen also wears the Coronation Necklace; originally made for Queen Victoria in 1858, it was also worn at the coronations (as Queen's Consort) of Queen Alexandra in 1902, Queen Mary in 1911 and Queen Elizabeth (the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 2022 · 1 DOLLAR ·.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Reverse
Australia / Silver Ounce 2022 Sumatran Elephant - reverse photo

Within a plain rim, the reverse of the coin features four adult elephants. The elephants pictured are four specimens from the Australia Zoo in Queensland, named Christina, Megawati, Widya and Raflesia.

Above, the inscription AUSTRALIA ZOO, below which on two linesSUMATRAN ELEPHANT.

In smaller letters to the left of "ELEPHANT", the precious metal content: 1 OZ .999 Ag (one ounce of 99.9% silver; Ag is abbreviated from the Latin word for silver, Argentum).

Above the exergue line below right, the initials of the designer, AWB (for Adam William Ball).

Reverse Inscription AUSTRALIA ZOO SUMATRAN ELEPHANT 1 OZ .999 Ag
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated.
Packaging: capsule.
RAM Product Code: 11069
Date of issue: 23 June 2022.

See also

Coins in the Australia Zoo premium bullion coin series include:
- 1 oz Gold, Sumatran Tiger, 2020
- 1 oz Silver, Sumatran Tiger, 2020
- 1 oz Gold, Cheetah, 2021
- 1 oz Silver, Cheetah, 2021
- 1 oz Gold, African Elephant, 2022
- 1 oz Silver, Sumatran Elephant, 2022
- 1 oz Gold, Southern White Rhinoceros, 2023
- 1 oz Silver, Southern White Rhinoceros, 2023

Unlike other coins issued by the Royal Australian Mint, the gold and the silver versions of the Elephant bullion coin have different designs (the gold features the African Elephant).

Showing 62 from a total of 362 coins of type: Silver Ounce (1 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Ounce 2022 Chinese Myths and Legends - Dragon Rectangle unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Ag 1 DOLLAR 2022
Silver Ounce 2022 Australian Swan 29,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 2022 AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2022 Australian Emu 30,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2022 Wombat 27,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2022 Quokka, Bullion 30,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Ag 2022 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2022 Quokka, Proof 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Ag 2022 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2022 Great Barrier Reef 7,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA · ONE OUNCE FINE SILVER ·
Silver Ounce 2022 Daintree Rainforest 7,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA · ONE OUNCE FINE SILVER ·
Silver Ounce 2022 Coat of Arms - New South Wales 50,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022 1 OUNCE .999 Ag
Silver Ounce 2022 Wildflowers of Australia - Waratah 50,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022 1 oz .999 Ag
Silver Ounce 2022 Desert Scorpion 25,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2022 Kangaroo - Impressions of Australia 15,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2022 Great White Shark 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022 · 5 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ounce 2022 Dusky Dolphin unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2022 Dusky Dolphin, High Relief 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022 · 5 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ounce 2022 Sumatran Elephant 25,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2022 Wallal Centenary, Domed 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022 · 5 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ounce 2022 Super Pit 100,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2022 Australian Nugget - Little Hero 30,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2023 Year of the Rabbit, Perth Mint unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Ag 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2023 Year of the Rabbit, High Relief 3,888 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Ag 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2023 Opal - Year of the Rabbit 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2023 Year of the Rabbit, RAM 50,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2023 Year of the Rabbit, Domed 7,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 5 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ounce 2023 AC/DC 30,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2023 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2023 Australian Kookaburra, Memorial Obverse 4,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2023 Australian Kangaroo, Perth Mint unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2023 Happy Birthday unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2023 One Love 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 1oz 9999 Ag 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2023 Wedding unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2023 Chinese Myths and Legends - Dragon and Koi unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 1oz 9999 Ag 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2023 Chinese Myths and Legends - Phoenix 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 1oz 9999 Ag 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2023 Chinese Myths and Legends - Dragon Rectangle 250,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Ag 1 DOLLAR 2023
Silver Ounce 2023 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 50,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2023 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle, High Relief 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2023 Australia's Most Dangerous - Australian Box Jellyfish 25,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2023 Australia's Most Dangerous - Desert Scorpion 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 5 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ounce 2023 Australian Koala unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2023 Australian Wombat 25,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2023 Coat of Arms - Queensland 50,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA 2023 1 OUNCE .999 Ag
Silver Ounce 2023 Australian Antarctic Territory - Emperor Penguin 25,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2023 Australian Antarctic Territory - Emperor Penguin, Coloured 3,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 5 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ounce 2023 Australian Antarctic Territory - Humpback Whale 25,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2023 Australian Antarctic Territory - Humpback Whale, Coloured 3,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 5 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ounce 2023 Australian Swan 26,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2023 Australian Emu 30,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2023 Australian Brumby unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2023 Australian Emu, Coloured 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2023 Quokka, Bullion 30,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 1oz 9999 Ag 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2023 Quokka, Proof 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 1oz 9999 Ag 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2023 Twelve Apostles 7,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA · ONE OUNCE FINE SILVER ·
Silver Ounce 2023 Kangaroo - Mob of Thirty 15,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA 2023 ·
Silver Ounce 2023 Rough-Toothed Dolphin 25,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2023 Rough-Toothed Dolphin, High Relief 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 5 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ounce 2023 Southern White Rhinoceros 25,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2023 Sydney Opera House 50,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2023 Super Pit 100,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2024 Australia's Most Dangerous - Tiger Snake 25,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA 2024 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2024 Koala 25,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA 2024 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2024 Koala, High Relief 3,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA 2024 · 5 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ounce 2024 Australian Kangaroo, Perth Mint unknown King Charles III - Portrait by Dan Thorne CHARLES III AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
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Silver Ounce 2022 Sumatran Elephant: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2022
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Uncouped version)
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage25,000
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerAdam Ball
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size40.0000 mm
Thickness4.000 mm
Mass31.1000 g
OCC IDLGVB-OLDC-ZQYD-OMPX
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