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We’re thrilled to bring you this brand new, limited-mintage 2 oz silver bullion coin from Perth Mint, featuring a mother dingo and her pup. This coin is special for a number of reasons… 

A closer look at this 2022 2 oz silver bullion piedfort coin

Australia is home to some of the world’s strangest fauna: leaping marsupials, two-thumbed eucalyptus-eating tree bears, mammals that lay eggs, the world’s most deadly snake, the ocean’s most toxic octopus… Honestly, it’s rather refreshing to see such a charming and quiet scene as this! 

The reverse of this 2 oz 0.9999 fine silver coin displays designer Aleysha Howarth’s scene of a mother dingo and her pup, sitting together in the stones and sparse vegetation of the bush country. On the left, the pup tilts its head upward toward its mother, almost as though it’s straining to grow up. In return, the mother dingo looks down at her child with an expression of total devotion, knowing that there’s no reason to rush into adulthood – it’ll come all too soon on its own. (Maybe it’s my imagination, but I could swear momma dingo has a wistful smile on her face…) Howarth’s worked a bit of magic with this design, turning a wild animal best-known for kidnapping and mauling human infants into a sympathetic creature. Just another mom, doing her best for her child.

The reverse background details include an assortment of vegetation and a series of radial lines, intended as an anti-counterfeiting feature but also giving the impression of the rising sun’s rays. Perth Mint’s iconic “P” mintmark appears in the left side of the reverse background. 

The obverse of the coin features the famous Jody Clark effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, portrayed as a mature woman in her Parliament Address finery, gazing into the future. The coin’s 2 oz weight, 0.9999 purity, year of mintage and $2 face value appear on the obverse as well. 

With its mintage capped at just 75,000 coins total, this Perth Mint exclusive silver coin is sure to become a collector’s item. We don’t expect our supply to last for long, so best get yours today!

2022 Australian 2 oz dingo mother and pup silver coin highlights:

  • Limited mintage of just 75,000 coins
  • An absolutely enchanting and moving design
  • Unusual, double-thickness piedfort coin adds to its collectability
  • Reverse incorporates a micro-engraved security feature only detectable under magnification
  • Minted with two full troy ounces of 0.9999 pure silver by Australia’s legendary Perth Mint
  • Official legal tender of Australia with face value of $2
  • Individual coins ship in protective plastic cases, and orders of 10+ will ship to you secured in a protective mint tube or sleeve

What is a “piedfort coin” anyway?

Piedfort is one of those bits of numismatic jargon you run into from time to time in this industry. 

Literally, piedfort is a compound word formed of two French words: pied or “foot,” and fort or “strong, heavy.” Literally this means, absurdly, “strong foot” but its idiomatic meaning is “heavyweight.” That’s the sense in which piedfort is used among numismatists and coin collectors. Way back in 1774, dictionaries recorded the phrase as: 

“A coin of gold or silver that’s thicker than ordinary currency.” 

Today, we call a coin piedfort if it’s more or less twice the normal weight and thickness of similar coins of the same diameter or pattern. These coins aren’t normally circulated. In olden times, mints deliberately struck double-weight coins either as samples or as special gifts for kings, diplomats and the like. The doubled thickness made it relatively easy to distinguish these special coins from run-of-the-mill, circulation coins meant for spending. 

Here's an example:

Piedfort coins aren’t particularly common these days… Along with this 2 oz Perth Mint Australian dingo and pup silver coin, here are the ones we currently sell:

Yes, they’re all silver – piedfort coins in other metals just don’t get minted often, if at all.

Product specifications
Metal Silver
Purity 0.9999
Product Type Collectible Coin
Year Minted 2022
Mint Perth Mint
Country Australia
Mint type Government
Grade BU
Weight 2 oz
Thickness 6.02 mm
Certificate of Authenticity false
IRA Eligibility Yes
Dimensions 40.9 mm
Face Value/Denomination $2
Obverse Design Jody Clark
Reverse Design Aleysha Howarth
Edge Design Reeded






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