Silver Two Ounces 2020 Dragon and Phoenix, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Silver Two Ounces 2020 Dragon and Phoenix, Coin from Australia
CoinSilver Two Ounces 2020 Dragon and Phoenix

The Australian two ounces silver piece (abbreviated as 2 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 Mint says about this coin:
This remarkable figure eight-shaped antiqued coin showcases a phenomenal design combining Chinese symbols of luck, power and good fortune.

In Chinese culture, the dragon is revered as a divine creature and potent symbol of power, strength, wealth and fortune. The phoenix is an immortal bird whose rare appearance is believed to foreshadow harmony and peace. In feng shui, these mythical creatures are considered perfect matches for one another, representing "yin" and "yang" respectively in the Chinese philosophical account of natural balance and interdependence. The coin is shaped like the figure eight in honour of the number’s cultural significance in China as the luckiest number.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage3,888
Obverse
Australia / Silver Two Ounces 2020 Dragon and Phoenix - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin depicts at its centre 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. The effigy is very small, being in the centre of the figure-eight shape of the coin. There are no designer's initials on the portrait.

Around above, the monarch's legend ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA; around below, the precious metal content, date of issue and face value: 2oz 9999 Ag 2020 2 DOLLARS. "2 oz 9999 Ag" means "two ounces of 99.99% silver" - Ag is abbreviated from the Latin word for silver, Argentum.

The background is decorated with parallel circles around each half of the figure eight, intersecting around the Queen's portrait.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2020 2 DOLLARS
Reverse
Australia / Silver Two Ounces 2020 Dragon and Phoenix - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin shows a dragon (above) and a phoenix (below), facing each other.

The mint mark P of the Perth Mint is below right. The designer's initials WR (for Wade Robinson) are below left, on the tail feathers of the phoenix.

There is no inscription. The face value and the precious metal content are on the obverse.

Reverse Inscription (none)
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Silver Content (Troy oz): 2.000
Finish: antique, special shape.
Packaging: accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, each coin is presented in a clear acrylic case and is packaged within a beautifully coloured shipper.
Perth Mint Item ID: 20G37AAA
Issue price: AU$ 260.00, US$ 186.00

See also

Coins in the Chinese Myths and Legends series include:
- 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 Pixiu, 2020
- 2 oz Gold Proof High Relief, Dragon, 2021
- 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 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
- 10 oz Silver Bullion, Dragon and Phoenix, 2019
- 10 oz Silver Bullion, Dragon and Tiger, 2020
- 2 oz Silver Antique Figure Eight, Two Dragons, 2018
- 2 oz Silver Proof High Relief, Dragon and Tiger, 2018
- 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
- 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 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 and Coloured Proof), Dragon, 2021
- 1 oz Silver Bullion Rectangle, Dragon, 2021

All (32) coins of type: Silver Two Ounces (2 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Two Ounces 2011 Year of the Rabbit unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2 OZ 999 SILVER 2011 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2017 Australian Koala 3,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2 oz 9999 Ag 2017 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2018 Australian Koala unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2 oz 9999 Ag 2018 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2018 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 3,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2018 Australian Kookaburra 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2018 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2018 Dragon and Tiger 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2018 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2018 Mother and Baby Koala 75,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2018 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2018 Two Dragons 8,888 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2018 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2019 Mother and Baby Crocodile 75,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2019 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2019 Koi Fish 3,888 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2019 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2019 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2020 Australian Kookaburra 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS · 1990 2020
Silver Two Ounces 2020 Year of the Mouse, Antique 1,888 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2020 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2020 Year of the Mouse, Coloured 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2020 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2020 Year of the Mouse unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2020 Surfboard 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2020 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2020 Mother and Baby Kookaburra 75,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2020 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2020 Double Pixiu 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2020 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2020 Dragon and Phoenix 3,888 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2020 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2020 End of WWII 1,945 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2020 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2020 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2020 Australian Brumby 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Year of the Ox - Antique 1,888 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2021 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Year of the Ox unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Year of the Ox - ANDA Special 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Mother and Baby Platypus 75,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2021 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Australian Brumby 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Chinese Myths and Legends - Dragon 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2021 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Double Pixiu 888 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2021 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Christmas Wonderland 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2021 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2022 Year of the Tiger unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2 DOLLARS
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Silver Two Ounces 2020 Dragon and Phoenix: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Two Ounces (2 oz)
Issued2020
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Australian version)
Face Value2 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage3,888
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Silver
DesignerWade Robinson
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeFigure Eight
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size40.7 - 70 mm
Thickness4.940 mm
Mass62.213 g
OCC IDAPVZ-EYRC-GLLB-OLMD
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