Gold Quarter Ounce 2018 End of WWI, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Gold Quarter Ounce 2018 End of WWI, Coin from Australia
CoinGold Quarter Ounce 2018 End of WWI

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 issued by the Perth Mint commemorates the 100th Anniversary of the End of World War I in 2018.

The Mint says about it:
The bloodshed of World War I ended in 1918 at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. To mark the cessation of hostilities 100 years ago, The Perth Mint offers this carefully considered numismatic tribute honouring the courage and sacrifice of those who suffered the conflict’s unremitting brutality at Gallipoli, in the Middle East and on the Western Front. The coin is meticulously struck from 1oz of 99.99% pure silver to our renowned proof standard combining a mirror-like polished background with delicately frosted relief.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage1,000
Obverse
Australia / Gold Quarter Ounce 2018 End of WWI - 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 2018 25 DOLLARS.

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

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/4oz 9999 GOLD 2018 25 DOLLARS
Reverse
Australia / Gold Quarter Ounce 2018 End of WWI - reverse photo

The coin’s reverse portrays a flying dove - which has for millennia symbolised peace. The bird is carrying a poppy, another poignant symbol in its beak. Red poppies were the first flowers to bloom in the devastated battlefields of Western Europe and soon became universally associated with the act of remembrance. The flower is coloured red; the stem is green.

In the background of the centre, the word PEACE written many times in various fonts.

In the left part of the rim, the P mint mark of the Perth Mint. The designer's initial's AH (for Aleysha Howarth) are above right at the tip of the bird's wing.

In the rim above, the date of the end of World War I - 1918; around below, the inscription END of WORLD WAR I.

Reverse Inscription 1918 END of WORLD WAR I
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof, coloured.
Packaging: the coin is housed in a classic textured grey display case and delicately designed shipper, with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Perth Mint SKU: 18C58CAA

See also

Coins marking the End of World War I 100th Anniversary by the Perth Mint:
- 2 oz Gold Proof Coloured, End of World War I, 2018
- 1/4 oz Gold Proof Coloured, End of World War I, 2018
- 5 oz Silver Antique Coloured, End of World War I, 2018
- 2 oz Silver BU, End of World War I, 2018
- 1 oz Silver Proof Coloured, End of World War I, 2018
- $1 AlBr, End of World War I, 2018

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Gold Quarter Ounce 2018 Australian Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 25 DOLLARS ·
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Gold Quarter Ounce 2019 Year of the Pig, RAM 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
Gold Quarter Ounce 2019 Australian Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 25 DOLLARS ·
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Gold Quarter Ounce 2018 End of WWI: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeGold Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz)
Issued2018
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value25 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage1,000
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerAleysha Howarth
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size20.600 mm
Thickness2.000 mm
Mass7.777 g
OCC IDNXYD-ENZC-GPVK-EVRB
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