Gold Ounce 2021 Earth and Beyond - The Milky Way, Coin from Australia - detailed information

The Australian one-ounce gold piece (abbreviated as 1 oz and designated with Au for "gold") is a bullion 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.

This coin is the fourth and final issue in the Royal Australian Mint's Earth and Beyond coin series dedicated to the planets in our solar system and the space beyond, and features the Milky Way.

This is the first dome-shaped coloured gold coin in the world.

The Milky Way is one of trillions of galaxies and is the galaxy that is home to our solar system with planet Earth. The spiral galaxy, which appears to the observer like a milky band in the night sky, consists of an estimated 100 to 400 billion stars and is about 13.6 billion years old. Our home galaxy has a diameter of up to 200,000 light years. Our solar system is positioned quite far out, about 26,000 light-years from the centre of the Milky Way, where dust, gas and stars are centred in the galaxy's hot, bright core. The centre, known as the bulge, is not visible by us optically due to dark clouds and interstellar matter - but it is still worth taking a look at the night sky, because with its open star clusters and dense nebulae, the Milky Way always offers the observer a breathtaking sight.

Information about: Gold Ounce 2021 Earth and Beyond - The Milky Way, Coin from Australia
MintRoyal Australian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage750
Obverse
Australia / Gold Ounce 2021 Earth and Beyond - The Milky Way - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin depicts 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.

On the left, in small letters on the Queen's shoulder, the artist's initials J.C (for Jody Clark).

Running continuously around the rim is the monarch's legend and the face value: ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA · ONE OUNCE .9999 GOLD ·.

The Queen's effigy and the inscription (which includes the precious metal content) are in a small circle at centre.

The outer rim is wide and represents the Solar System, showing planetary orbits.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA · ONE OUNCE .9999 GOLD ·
Reverse
Australia / Gold Ounce 2021 Earth and Beyond - The Milky Way - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin depicts an artist's impression of the Milky Way galaxy as viewed from above, in realistic detail and in colour.

The rim surrounding the coloured image is wide and shows symbols of astronomy and space exploration: the late Medieval astronomer Galileo on the left, a modern radio telescope below right, the Space Shuttle, the Earth with the Moon orbiting around it, as well as other planets and stars.

Around above, the inscription 2021 THE EARTH AND BEYOND - THE MILKY WAY.

Around below, the face value 100 DOLLARS.

Reverse Inscription 2021 THE EARTH AND BEYOND - THE MILKY WAY 100 DOLLARS
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: Proof FDC, coloured, domed (convex surfaces).
Packaging: in wooden presentation box, with numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
RAM Product Code: 10695
Issue price: AU$ 3,500.00

See also

Coins in the Earth and Beyond series include:
- 1 oz Silver, Earth and Beyond - Earth, 2018
- 1 oz Silver, Earth and Beyond - the Moon, 2019
- 1 oz Silver, Earth and Beyond - the Sun, 2019
- 1 oz Gold, Earth and Beyond - the Milky Way, 2021
- 1 oz Silver, Earth and Beyond - the Milky Way, 2021

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Gold Ounce 2021 Zeewijk Shipwreck unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2021 Earth and Beyond - The Milky Way 750 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA · ONE OUNCE .9999 GOLD ·
Gold Ounce 2021 Dragon 188 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2021 Dragon Rectangle unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Au 100 DOLLARS 2021
Gold Ounce 2021 Double Pixiu 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Au 2021 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2021 Super Pit 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2021 Australian Nugget - Golden Eagle 7,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2021 Australian Nugget - Welcome Stranger 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2021 Beneath the Southern Skies unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021
Gold Ounce 2021 Fraser’s Dolphin 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 100 DOLLAR ·
Gold Ounce 2022 Year of the Tiger, Perth Mint unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Au 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2022 Year of the Tiger, High Relief 188 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Au 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2022 Year of the Tiger, RAM 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022 · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2022 Year of the Tiger, Domed 750 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022 · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2022 Australian Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2022 Australian Kangaroo, High Relief 200 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2022 Australian Koala, High Relief 200 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2022 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2022 Australian Emu 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2022 Australian Brumby 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2022 Coat of Arms - New South Wales 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022 1 OUNCE .9999 Au
Gold Ounce 2022 Wildflowers of Australia - Waratah 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022 1 oz .9999 Au
Gold Ounce 2022 Desert Scorpion 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022 · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2022 Dragon 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Au 2022 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2022 Dragon, Proof 188 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2022 Super Pit 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2022 Chinese Myths and Legends - Dragon Rectangle 8,888 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Au 100 DOLLARS 2022
Gold Ounce 2022 Australian Swan 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 2022 AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2022 Australian Swan, High Relief 188 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 2022 AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2022 Great Barrier Reef 750 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA · ONE OUNCE .9999 GOLD ·
Gold Ounce 2022 Daintree Rainforest 750 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA · ONE OUNCE .9999 GOLD ·
Gold Ounce 2022 Dusky Dolphin unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022 · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2022 African Elephant 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022 · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2022 Australian Nugget - Little Hero 7,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2022 Mythical Creatures - Griffin 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Au 2022 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2023 Year of the Rabbit, Perth Mint 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Au 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2023 Year of the Rabbit, High Relief 188 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Au 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2023 Year of the Rabbit, RAM 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2023 Year of the Rabbit, Domed 750 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2023 Australia's Most Dangerous - Australian Box Jellyfish 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2023 Chinese Myths and Legends - Dragon 188 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2023 Chinese Myths and Legends - Phoenix 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 1oz 9999 Au 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2023 Chinese Myths and Legends - Dragon and Koi 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 1oz 9999 Au 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2023 Chinese Myths and Legends - Dragon Rectangle unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Au 100 DOLLARS 2022
Gold Ounce 2023 Australian Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2023 Australian Kangaroo, High Relief 200 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2023 Kangaroo - Mob of Thirty 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA 2023
Gold Ounce 2023 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2023 Australian Antarctic Territory - Humpback Whale 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2023 Coat of Arms - Queensland 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA 2023 1 OUNCE .9999 Au
Gold Ounce 2023 Australian Antarctic Territory - Emperor Penguin 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2023 Australian Swan 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2023 Australian Emu 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2023 Australian Brumby 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2023 Super Pit unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2023 Twelve Apostles 750 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA · ONE OUNCE .9999 GOLD ·
Gold Ounce 2023 Southern White Rhinoceros 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2023 Rough-Toothed Dolphin 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2023 Sydney Opera House, Bullion 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2023 Sydney Opera House, Domed 750 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2023 Australian Nugget - Pride of Australia 7,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2023 Mythical Creatures - Basilisk 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 1oz 9999 Au 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2024 Year of the Dragon, Domed 750 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA 2024 · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2024 Year of the Dragon 34,188 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA · 1oz 9999 Au 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2024 Year of the Dragon, High Relief 188 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA · 1oz 9999 Au 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2024 Australia's Most Dangerous - Tiger Snake 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA 2024 · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2024 Koala 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA 2024 · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2024 Australian Kangaroo unknown King Charles III - Portrait by Dan Thorne CHARLES III AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
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Gold Ounce 2024 Australian Kangaroo, High Relief 200 King Charles III - Portrait by Dan Thorne CHARLES III AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
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Gold Ounce 2024 Chinese Myths and Legends - Dragon and Koi 5,000 King Charles III - Portrait by Dan Thorne CHARLES III AUSTRALIA · 1oz 9999 Au 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2024 Perth Mint 125th Anniversary 25,500 King Charles III - Portrait by Dan Thorne CHARLES III AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
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Gold Ounce 2021 Earth and Beyond - The Milky Way: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeGold Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2021
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Uncouped version)
Face Value100 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage750
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeDomed
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size38.5100 mm
Mass31.1000 g
OCC IDNXYD-ENZC-GKAX-EVRB
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