Silver Two Ounces 2023 Ningaloo Eclipse, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Silver Two Ounces 2023 Ningaloo Eclipse, Coin from Australia
CoinSilver Two Ounces 2023 Ningaloo Eclipse

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:
Struck from 2oz of 99.99% pure silver, this magnificent commemorative coin celebrates the 2023 total solar eclipse over the tourist town of Exmouth and the nearby World Heritage listed Ningaloo Reef on Western Australia’s north-west coast.

On 20 April 2023, residents and visitors from all over the world will gather in Exmouth, Western Australia to experience a total solar eclipse. The only town within the line of "totality", the popular tourist destination and nearby Ningaloo Reef will be plunged into eerie darkness for over a minute as the silhouette of the Moon obscures the Sun.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Mintage Limit (3,000 )
Obverse
Australia / Silver Two Ounces 2023 Ningaloo Eclipse - 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The Queen also wears the Coronation Necklace; originally made for Queen Victoria in 1858, it was also worn at the coronations (as Queen's Consort) of Queen Alexandra in 1902, Queen Mary in 1911 and Queen Elizabeth (the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 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 2oz 9999 Ag 2 DOLLARS ·.

The legend is interrupted by the "memorial" inclusion of the dates of the Queen's reign, 1952 - 2022.

The inscription around the rim also incorporates the precious metal content. "2 oz 9999 Ag" means "two ounces of 99.99% silver" - Ag is abbreviated from the Latin word for silver, Argentum.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 2oz 9999 Ag 2 DOLLARS ·
Reverse
Australia / Silver Two Ounces 2023 Ningaloo Eclipse - reverse photo

The reverse is coloured and portrays the corals of the Ningaloo Reef and a whale shark, the world’s largest fish, beneath the darkened sky of the 2023 Ningaloo Total Solar Eclipse. The Sun appears black, with a thin halo around it.

On the left, the Perth Mint’s P mint mark. In small letters in the right field, the designer's initials: SR, for Sean Rogers.

Reverse Inscription (none)
EdgeMilled, inscribedEdge InscriptionNINGALOO ECLIPSE • 20 APRIL 2023 • 11:27AM
Notes

Silver content (Troy oz): 2.000
Finish: antique, coloured, edge lettering.
Packaging: the coin is presented in a case, illustrated shipper and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. This packaging contains FSC certified paper products and other recycled materials.
Perth Mint SKU: 23O82AAA
Date of issue: 4 April 2023.
Issue price: AU$ 249.0 (incl. 10% GST), or AU$ 226.36 (ex GST) if sold outside Australia.

The coins were issued during the reign of King Charles III; however, as his effigy was not expected to be approved for use in Australia until late in the year, they feature a "memorial" obverse with the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II and the dates of her reign, 1952 - 2022.

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Silver Two Ounces 2023 Ningaloo Eclipse: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Two Ounces (2 oz)
Issued2023
MonarchKing Charles III
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Uncouped version)
Face Value2 (x Dollar)
Mintageunknown
Mintage Limit3,000
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Silver
DesignerSean Rogers
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size50.8000 mm
Thickness4.800 mm
Mass62.2130 g
OCC IDRMKG-OZAC-LQNM-ENXQ
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