Gold Quarter Ounce 2014 War in the Pacific - Battle of the Coral Sea, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Gold Quarter Ounce 2014 War in the Pacific - Battle of the Coral Sea, Coin from Australia
CoinGold Quarter Ounce 2014 War in the Pacific - Battle of the Coral Sea

The Australian quarter-ounce gold piece (abbreviated as 1/4 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 part of a series commemorating the Australian participation in World War II - the War in the Pacific, as the Pacific Ocean theatre of this war is called. This design memorialises the first air-sea battle in the Pacific where Allied forces repelled a Japanese invasion force that, if successful, could have isolated Australia.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage15,093
Obverse
Australia / Gold Quarter Ounce 2014 War in the Pacific - Battle of the Coral Sea - 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 AUSTRALIA 1/4oz 9999 GOLD 2014 25 DOLLARS.

The inscription around the rim also incorporates the precious metal content. "1/4oz 9999 GOLD" means "one quarter of a troy ounce of 99.99% gold".

The background is frosted.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/4oz 9999 GOLD 2014 25 DOLLARS
Reverse
Australia / Gold Quarter Ounce 2014 War in the Pacific - Battle of the Coral Sea - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin depicts at its centre a World War II battleship with guns raised. On the left, the Southern Cross constellation as depicted on the Australian flag; on the right, the flag of the United States.

Below left, the P mint mark of the Perth Mint. Below the waterline on the right, the initials of the designer: WR (for Wade Robinson).

Around the rim, the inscription BATTLE OF THE CORAL SEA above, and WAR IN THE PACIFIC 1941-45 below.

Reverse Inscription BATTLE OF THE CORAL SEA WAR IN THE PACIFIC 1941-45
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated.
Packaging: individual coin in plastic capsule, or 20 in mint roll, or 200 in master box.

See also

Coins commemorating the War in the Pacific struck by the Perth Mint include:
- 1/4 oz Gold, War in the Pacific - Australian / American Memorial, 2013
- 1/10 oz Gold, War in the Pacific - Australian / American Memorial, 2013
- 1/2 oz Silver, War in the Pacific - Australian / American Memorial, 2013
- 1/4 oz Gold, War in the Pacific - Battle of the Coral Sea, 2014
- 1/10 oz Gold, War in the Pacific - Battle of the Coral Sea, 2014
- 1/2 oz Silver, War in the Pacific - Battle of the Coral Sea, 2014
- 1/4 oz Gold, War in the Pacific - Battle of the Coral Sea, 2015
- 1/10 oz Gold, War in the Pacific - Battle of the Coral Sea, 2015
- 1/2 oz Silver, War in the Pacific - Battle of the Coral Sea, 2015
- 1/4 oz Gold, Victory in the Pacific (VJ Day), 2016
- 1/10 oz Gold, Victory in the Pacific (VJ Day), 2016
- 1/2 oz Silver, Victory in the Pacific (VJ Day), 2016
- 1/2 oz Platinum, Victory in the Pacific (VJ Day), 2017
- 1/4 oz Gold, Victory in the Pacific (VJ Day), 2017
- 1/10 oz Gold, Victory in the Pacific (VJ Day), 2017
- 1/2 oz Silver, Victory in the Pacific (VJ Day), 2017

Gold Quarter Ounce 2014 War in the Pacific - Battle of the Coral Sea: References to Information Used
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All (46) coins of type: Gold Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz)
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Gold Quarter Ounce 2013 Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Anniversary 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2013 · 25 DOLLARS ·
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Gold Quarter Ounce 2014 War in the Pacific - Battle of the Coral Sea 15,093 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/4oz 9999 GOLD 2014 25 DOLLARS
Gold Quarter Ounce 2015 War in the Pacific - Battle of the Coral Sea 16,995 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/4oz 9999 GOLD 2015 25 DOLLARS
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Gold Quarter Ounce 2014 War in the Pacific - Battle of the Coral Sea: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeGold Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz)
Issued2014
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value25 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage15,093
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerWade Robinson
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size20.600 mm
Thickness2.000 mm
Mass7.777 g
OCC IDLBRP-ORRC-ZQJM-OMNY
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