2022 $1 Australian Dinosaurs Down Under Mintmark and Privy Mark Uncirculated 4 Coin Set
Featuring the fast, lightweight predator Australovenator wintonensis on the coin design, and the ichthyosaur (marine reptile) Platypterygius australis with its distinctive elongated jaw holding over 200 teeth on the packaging, this release captures the impressive nature of Australia’s ancient creatures.
Each coin has a mintmark on it;
‘C’ mintmark denoting Canberra,
‘B’ mintmark denoting Brisbane,
‘M’ mintmark denoting Melbourne and
‘S’ mintmark denoting Sydney.
Platypterygius australis, an ichthyosaur (marine reptile), lived 105 to 100 million years ago and swam the Eromanga Sea, a large inland seaway that covered much of Eastern Australia during the Cretaceous period. Platypterygius australis weighed 3,500kg and possessed an elongated jaw with over 200 teeth that it swept through the water to catch its prey of fish and squid.
Diet: Fish and squid
Discovery: In 1990, Mary Waded studied a wide range of ichthyosaur material from Australia and concluded that the fossils represented a new species.
Age: 105.3 to 99.7 million years ago (Cretaceous period)
- Coin’s reverse design commemorates the Australovenator wintonensis, an Australian Dinosaur
- Coin’s obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II designed by Jody Clark
- Set contains ‘C’ Mintmark and ‘S’, ‘M’ and ‘B’ Privy Mark coins
- Packaging features an illustration of Platypterygius australis, an Australian Dinosaur
- Australian legal tender
|Denomination (AUD)||1.00 (each coin)|
|Mass (g)||9.00g (each coin)|
|Sizing (L x W x H)||180mm x 110mm x 20mm|
|Obverse Designer||J. Clark|
|Reverse Designer||A. Ball|
|Marks||‘C’ Mintmark & ‘B’, ‘M’, ‘S’ Privy Marks|
ABOUT THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN MINT
The Royal Australian Mint is the sole producer of all Australia’s circulating coins. Opened in 1965 and situated in the Australian federal capital city of Canberra, in the suburb of Deakin, the Mint is also a very popular tourist destination for visitors and locals alike. Swan Bullion Company is proud to be an authorised distributor for The Royal Australian Mint’s bullion and numismatic products.