Silver Two Ounces 2022 Triceratops, Coin from Solomon Islands - detailed information

Silver Two Ounces 2022 Triceratops, Coin from Solomon Islands
CoinSilver Two Ounces 2022 Triceratops

Apart from its regular circulating coinage, Solomon Islands has authorised a number of mints to issue collector coins in precious metals, which are legal tender in the country but are not intended for general circulation. Many of them are in standard bullion sizes - including two ounces of silver (abbreviated as 2 oz Ag, where "Ag" comes from the Latin word for silver, Argentum). These are usually dedicated to historical or general popular culture themes not related to the country itself.

The 2022 2 oz Triceratops Silver Coin is the third and final issue in a three-coin series named Dinosaurs of North America, which includes three coins shaped like dinosaurs that formerly roamed the world in North America.

The 3-horned dinosaur Triceratops horridus lived in the Late Cretaceous period across what is now Western North America. A herbivore, the Triceratops is one of the largest and most formidable land animals in history.

MintPAMP Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage2,500
Obverse
Solomon Islands / Silver Two Ounces 2022 Triceratops - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin shows the crowned mature head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (her effigy known as the "Fourth Portrait"). The Queen wears the "Girls of Great Britain and Ireland" diamond tiara, a wedding gift from Queen Mary (Her Majesty's grandmother) in 1947 - which she also has on the Machin and the Gottwald portraits.

In small letters below the head, the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley).

Around the effigy is the monarch's legend, the date of issue and the value: ELIZABETH II SOLOMON ISLANDS 5 DOLLARS 2022.

The portrait and the surrounding rim with the inscription are small and at the centre of the obverse. The rest represents the skeleton of the dinosaur.

Below right, the precious metal content: 2 OZ 999.9 Ag (two troy ounces of 99.99% silver).

On the left, in the lower part of the dinosaur's neck, the unique serial number of the coin.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II SOLOMON ISLANDS 5 DOLLARS 2022
Reverse
Solomon Islands / Silver Two Ounces 2022 Triceratops - reverse photo

The dinosaur is depicted in exquisite detail on the front of the silver coin, with enormous muscles and strong bones that make up this massive reptile.

The dinosaur's name TRICERATOPS can be discovered in small letters beneath its tail.

Reverse Inscription TRICERATOPS
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: reverse proof.
Packaging: the coin is sealed in a custom shaped capsule and housed in an attractive display folder, which is printed with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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Silver Two Ounces 2022 Triceratops: Details
CountrySolomon Islands
CurrencySolomon Islands Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Two Ounces (2 oz)
Issued2022
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value5 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage2,500
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeIrregular
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size41.4 - 82 mm
Mass62.200 g
OCC IDMXKD-EKQC-JZNJ-EWQJ
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Silver Two Ounces 2022 Triceratops: Photos
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2022 2 oz Ag $5 Dinosaurs of North America Triceratops
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2022 2 oz Ag $5 Dinosaurs of North America Triceratops
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2022 2 oz Ag $5 Dinosaurs of North America Triceratops
Copyright: JM Bullion
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