Silver Two Kilos 2022 Dragon and Tiger, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Silver Two Kilos 2022 Dragon and Tiger, Coin from Australia
CoinSilver Two Kilos 2022 Dragon and Tiger

The Australian two kilos silver piece (abbreviated as 2 kg and designated with Ag for "silver") is a very large bullion 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 Dragon and Tiger 2022 2 Kilo Silver Antiqued High Relief Coin is part of large Perth Mint series featuring themes from Chinese myths and legends.

The Mint says about it:
Celebrating the relationship between two highly auspicious creatures, the dragon and tiger make an awesome impression on this spectacular high relief antiqued coin made from 2 kilos of silver.

Perceived in Eastern culture as symbols of yin and yang - opposing yet complementary natural forces - the tiger and dragon have long been portrayed together. According to ancient philosophy, the beasts’ wildly different spirits created a fierce rivalry - and in challenging the dragon’s dominance, the tiger ensured the restoration of balance and harmony in the world.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage200
Obverse
Australia / Silver Two Kilos 2022 Dragon and 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 · 60 DOLLARS ·.

The background of the rim is a guilloché pattern.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 60 DOLLARS ·
Reverse
Australia / Silver Two Kilos 2022 Dragon and Tiger - reverse photo

Struck in high relief with an antiqued finish, the coin portrays the head of a tiger and the head of a dragon. The indomitable nature of each creature, expressed through their formidable eyes and menacing jaws, embodies the equilibrium of their relationship.

The design includes a patterned ring around the animals, within which can be seen The Perth Mint’s P mint mark. The designer's initials NH (for Neil Hollis) are on the left, on a flame coming from the dragon's head.

Around above, the inscription DRAGON AND TIGER. Around below, the date of issue and precious metal content: 2022 2 KILO 9999 SILVER (two kilograms of 99.99% silver).

Reverse Inscription DRAGON AND TIGER 2022 2 KILO 9999 SILVER
EdgeMilled, inscribedEdge Inscription[serial number]
Notes

Silver Content (Troy oz): 64.301
Finish: antique, high relief, concave surfaces.
Each coin's edge is individually numbered from 1 to 200.
Packaging: the coin is housed in a translucent case which comes in a black, timber presentation box. Each coin in the mintage is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Perth Mint Item ID: 22K90AAA
Issue price: AU$ 4,445.00

See also

Coins in the Chinese Myths and Legends series include:
- 1 oz Platinum Bullion, Dragon, 2019
- 1 oz Platinum Proof, Dragon, 2022
- 2 oz Gold Proof High Relief, Dragon and Phoenix, 2017
- 2 oz Gold Proof High Relief, Dragon and Tiger, 2018
- 2 oz Gold Proof High Relief, Double Dragon, 2019
- 2 oz Gold Proof High Relief, Double Pixiu, 2020
- 2 oz Gold Proof High Relief, Dragon, 2021
- 2 oz Gold Proof High Relief, Phoenix, 2022
- 1 oz Gold Bullion Rectangle, Dragon, 2018
- 1 oz Gold Proof, Dragon, 2019
- 1 oz Gold Bullion, Dragon and Tiger, 2019
- 1 oz Gold Bullion Rectangle, Dragon, 2019
- 1 oz Gold Bullion, Double Dragon, 2020
- 1 oz Gold Proof, Dragon, 2020
- 1 oz Gold Bullion Rectangle, Two Dragons, 2020
- 1 oz Gold Proof, Dragon, 2021
- 1 oz Gold Bullion, Double Pixiu, 2021
- 1 oz Gold Bullion Rectangle, Dragon, 2021
- 1 oz Gold Bullion Rectangle, Dragon, 2022
- 1 oz Gold Bullion, Dragon, 2022
- 2 kg Silver Antique, Dragon and Tiger, 2022
- 10 oz Silver Bullion, Dragon and Phoenix, 2019
- 10 oz Silver Bullion, Dragon and Tiger, 2020
- 10 oz Silver Bullion, Double Dragon, 2021
- 2 oz Silver Antique Figure Eight, Two Dragons, 2018
- 2 oz Silver Proof High Relief, Dragon and Tiger, 2018
- 2 oz Silver Proof High Relief, Double Dragon, 2019
- 2 oz Silver Antique Figure Eight, Two Koi Fish, 2019
- 2 oz Silver Antique Figure Eight, Dragon and Phoenix, 2020
- 2 oz Silver Proof High Relief, Double Pixiu, 2020
- 2 oz Silver Proof High Relief, Dragon, 2021
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Double Pixiu, 2021
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Dragon, 2022
- 2 oz Silver Proof High Relief, Phoenix, 2022
- 1 oz Silver Proof High Relief, Dragon and Phoenix, 2017
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Dragon and Phoenix, 2017
- 1 oz Silver (Bullion and Proof), Dragon and Phoenix, 2018
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Dragon and Tiger, 2018
- 1 oz Silver Bullion Rectangle, Dragon, 2018
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Double Dragon, 2019
- 1 oz Silver Proof, Dragon and Tiger, 2019
- 1 oz Silver Bullion Rectangle, Dragon, 2019
- 1 oz Silver Proof, Double Dragon, 2020
- 1 oz Silver Bullion Rectangle, Two Dragons, 2020
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Double Pixiu, 2020
- 1 oz Silver Bullion (with coloured version), Dragon, 2021
- 1 oz Silver Bullion Rectangle, Dragon, 2021
- 1 oz Silver Bullion (with coloured version), Phoenix, 2022
- 1 oz Silver Bullion Rectangle, Dragon, 2022

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Silver Two Kilos 2022 Dragon and Tiger: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Two Kilos (2 kg)
Issued2022
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Uncouped version)
Face Value60 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage200
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Silver
DesignerNeil Hollis
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size101.300 mm
Thickness36.300 mm
Mass2,000.200 g
OCC IDGAVP-EXAC-PGZJ-OMDY
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