Silver Ounce and a Half 2020 Australian Striped Marlin, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Silver Ounce and a Half 2020 Australian Striped Marlin, Coin from Australia
CoinSilver Ounce and a Half 2020 Australian Striped Marlin

Australia is one of the large issuers of bullion coins. Uniquely, there are two independent mints in the country 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. Their issues are normally in standard sizes (mostly based on the troy ounce), but sometimes they also issue coins in non-standard formats, such as this one

This 2020 design featuring the Australian Striped Marlin was issued in several formats.

The striped marlin (Kajikia audax) is a species of marlin found in tropical to temperate Indo-Pacific oceans not far from the surface. It is a desirable commercial and game fish with a record weight (in 1982) of over 200 kg and a maximum length of 4.2 m. The striped marlin is a predator that hunts during the day in the top 100 m or so of the water column, often near the surface. One of their chief prey is sardines.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintageunknown
Obverse
Australia / Silver Ounce and a Half 2020 Australian Striped Marlin - 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The Queen also wears the Coronation Necklace; originally made for Queen Victoria in 1858, it was also worn at the coronations (as Queen's Consort) of Queen Alexandra in 1902, Queen Mary in 1911 and Queen Elizabeth (the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 1 1/2oz 9999 Ag 2020 2 DOLLARS.

The inscription around the rim also incorporates the precious metal content. "1 1/2 oz 9999 Ag" means "one and a half troy ounces of 99.99% silver" - Ag is abbreviated from Argentum, the Latin word for silver.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1 1/2oz 9999 Ag 2020 2 DOLLARS
Reverse
Australia / Silver Ounce and a Half 2020 Australian Striped Marlin - reverse photo

The reverse designs shows a striped marlin breaching the water.

The Perth Mint's P mint mark is above left. The designer's initials IJ, for Ing Ing Jong, are on the tail of the fish.

Around below, the inscriptionAUSTRALIAN STRIPED MARLIN.

Reverse Inscription AUSTRALIAN STRIPED MARLIN
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Silver content (Troy oz): 1.500
Finish: bullion (Brilliant Uncirculated), frosted surfaces.

See also

The Australian Striped Marlin design was issued in the following formats:
- 1/3 oz Platinum, Australian Striped Marlin 2020
- 1/4 oz Gold, Australian Striped Marlin 2020
- 1 1/2 oz Silver, Australian Striped Marlin 2020

All (12) coins of type: Other Bullion Formats
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Gold and Silver Ounce 2016 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 750 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 50 DOLLARS ·
Gold and Platinum 2018 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 150 DOLLARS ·
Gold and Platinum 2019 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 150 DOLLARS ·
Gold Third-Ounce 2019 Bottlenose Dolphin unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/3oz 9999 Au 2019 30 DOLLARS
Silver Ounce and a Half 2019 Bottlenose Dolphin unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1 1/2oz 9999 Ag 2019 2 DOLLARS
Gold and Platinum 2020 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 150 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ounce and a Half 2020 Australian Striped Marlin unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1 1/2oz 9999 Ag 2020 2 DOLLARS
Gold and Silver 2020 Adelaide Pound 300 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA * 75 DOLLARS *
Silver Ounce and a Half 2021 Australian Spotted Eagle Ray unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1 1/2oz 9999 Ag 2021 2 DOLLARS
Silver Ounce and a Half 2021 Australian Platypus unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1 1/2oz 9999 Ag 2020 2 DOLLARS
Platinum Quarter Ounce 2022 Australian Florin unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/4oz 9995 Pt 2022 25 DOLLARS
Silver Three Ounces 2022 Australian Koala 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 3 DOLLARS · 2007 2022
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Silver Ounce and a Half 2020 Australian Striped Marlin: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeOther Bullion Formats
Issued2020
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Uncouped version)
Face Value2 (x Dollar)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Silver
DesignerIng Ing Jong
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size40.600 mm
Mass46.650 g
OCC IDANMQ-EPYC-QJGQ-OJYG
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