Gold Quarter Ounce 2016 Australian Koala, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Gold Quarter Ounce 2016 Australian Koala, Coin from Australia
CoinGold Quarter Ounce 2016 Australian Koala

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 independently 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.

The Australian Koala series by the Perth Mint comes in several sizes and compositions. The reverse design changes every year, always featuring a koala - one of the most famous and distinctive animals native to Australia.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage1,000
Obverse
Australia / Gold Quarter Ounce 2016 Australian Koala - 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 tiny letters below the head, the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley).

Around the effigy is the monarch's legend and the face value: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 25 DOLLARS ·.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 25 DOLLARS ·
Reverse
Australia / Gold Quarter Ounce 2016 Australian Koala - reverse photo

The coin's reverse depicts depicts an adult koala walking along a branch of a eucalyptus tree.

On the right, the P mint mark of the Perth Mint; on the base of the branch to the left, the designer's initials IJ (for Ing Ing Jong).

Around above, the name of the coin series: AUSTRALIAN KOALA.

Around below, the year of issue and the precious metal content: 2016 1/4oz 9999 GOLD (one quarter of a troy ounce of 99.99% gold).

Reverse Inscription AUSTRALIAN KOALA 2016 1/4oz 9999 GOLD
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Gold content (Troy oz): 0.250
Finish: proof.
Packaging: each coin is presented in a prestigious display case within a themed shipper and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Perth Mint Item ID: 16117FAAA

See also

Coins issued by the Perth Mint in the Australian koala series in 2016 include:
- 5 oz Gold Proof, Australian Koala 2016
- 2 oz Gold High Relief, Australian Koala 2016
- 1 oz Gold High Relief, Australian Koala 2016
- 1/4 oz Gold Proof, Australian Koala 2016
- 1/10 oz Gold Proof, Australian Koala 2016
- 1 kg Silver, Bullion and Proof, Australian Koala 2016
- 5 oz Silver High Relief, Australian Koala 2016
- 1 oz Silver High Relief, Australian Koala 2016
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Australian Koala 2016

All (21) coins of type: Gold Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Gold Quarter Ounce 2016 Australian Koala 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 25 DOLLARS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2016 Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA · 25 DOLLARS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2017 Australian Koala 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 25 DOLLARS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2017 Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA · 25 DOLLARS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2018 Australian Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 25 DOLLARS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2018 Kangaroo, RAM unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA · 25 DOLLARS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2019 Australian Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 25 DOLLARS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2019 Year of the Pig, RAM 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
Gold Quarter Ounce 2019 Kangaroo, RAM unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA · 25 DOLLARS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 Australian Kangaroo, Perth Mint 700 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 25 DOLLARS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 Year of the Mouse unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/4oz 9999 Au 25 DOLLARS
Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 Battle of Britain 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 25 DOLLARS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 End of WWII 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/4oz 9999 Au 2020 25 DOLLARS
Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 Kangaroo, RAM unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA · 25 DOLLARS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 Year of the Rat unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA · 25 DOLLARS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox, Perth Mint unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/4oz 9999 Au 25 DOLLARS
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox, RAM 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 25 DOLLARS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Queen's 95th Birthday 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/4oz 9999 Au 25 DOLLARS
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Australian Kookaburra 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 25 DOLLARS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Australian Kangaroo - Nugget 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/4oz 9999 Au 2021 25 DOLLARS
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Australian Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 25 DOLLARS ·
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Gold Quarter Ounce 2016 Australian Koala: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeGold Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz), Australian Koala
Issued2016
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value25 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage1,000
Mintage Limit1,000
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerIng Ing Jong
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size20.600 mm
Thickness2.000 mm
Mass7.777 g
OCC IDQRAP-EBNC-XPZG-EYJD
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