Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 End of WWII, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 End of WWII, Coin from Australia
CoinGold Quarter Ounce 2020 End of WWII

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 Perth Mint series commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the End of World War Two (WWII).

The Mint says about it:
WWII was an international struggle that ended in 1945 following years of devastating battle and the deaths of an estimated 60 to 80 million soldiers and civilians. Seventy-five years on, the world stands ready to reflect upon the events of the War and acknowledge the enormity of the sacrifice and suffering it caused.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage1,000
Obverse
Australia / Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 End of WWII - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin depicts the crowned old bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem crown worn for her Coronation (effigy known as the "Fifth Portrait" worldwide but "Sixth Portrait" in Australia, where the Queen's portrait by Vladimir Gottwald was fifth).

The Queen also wears the Coronation Necklace; originally made for Queen Victoria in 1858, it was also worn at the coronations (as Queen's Consort) of Queen Alexandra in 1902, Queen Mary in 1911 and Queen Elizabeth (the Queen mother) in 1937.

Unlike on British coinage, the effigy is "uncouped" (includes the Queen's shoulders). In small letters on the left, the artist's initials JC (for Jody Clark).

Running continuously around the rim is the monarch's legend, the date of issue and the face value: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/4oz 9999 Au 2020 25 DOLLARS.

The inscription around the rim also incorporates the precious metal content. "1/4 oz 9999 Au" means "one quarter of a troy ounce of 99.99% gold" - Au is abbreviated from the Latin word for gold, Aurum.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/4oz 9999 Au 2020 25 DOLLARS
Reverse
Australia / Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 End of WWII - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin depicts a stylised representation of a silhouetted soldier walking into the sunset, with two wreaths encasing a central dove motif.

Around above, the inscription 75 YEARS; on two lines in the centre, END OF WWII.

The Perth Mint's traditional P mint mark is on the right. The designer's initials LB (for Lucas Bowers) are in relief in tiny letters below right, on the leaves of the wreath.

Reverse Inscription 75 YEARS END OF WWII
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Gold content (Troy oz): 0.250
Finish: proof.
Packaging: accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, the coin is presented in a classic black display case with a clear acrylic lid, packaged within a themed shipper.
Perth Mint Item ID: 20H50BAA
Issue price: AU$ 1,050.00, US$ 751.93

See also

Coins issued to mark the 75th Anniversary of World War Two include:
- 5 oz Gold, End of World War Two, United Kingdom 2020
- 2 oz Gold, End of WWII 75th Anniversary, Australia 2020
- 1/4 oz Gold, End of WWII 75th Anniversary, Australia 2020
- 1/4 oz Gold, End of World War Two, United Kingdom 2020
- 0.5 g Gold, End of WWII 75th Anniversary, Australia 2020
- 5 oz Silver, End of World War Two, United Kingdom 2020
- 2 oz Silver Antiqued, End of WWII 75th Anniversary, Australia 2020
- 1 oz Silver, End of WWII 75th Anniversary, Australia 2020
- 1/2 oz Silver, VE Day, United Kingdom 2020
- 1/10 oz Silver, End of WWII 75th Anniversary, Australia 2020
- £5 Copper-nickel / silver / gold, End of World War Two, United Kingdom 2020
- £2 bimetallic / silver / gold, VE Day, United Kingdom 2020
- $1 Aluminium Bronze, Victory in the Pacific, Australia 2020

All (64) coins of type: Gold Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Gold Quarter Ounce 1986 Australian Nugget - Golden Eagle 15,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 25 DOLLARS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 1987 Australian Nugget - Golden Eagle 161,112 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 25 DOLLARS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 1987 Australian Nugget - Father's Day 13,692 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 25 DOLLARS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 1988 Australian Nugget - Golden Eagle 66,971 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 25 DOLLARS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 1988 Australian Nugget - Ruby Well 9,456 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 25 DOLLARS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 1989 Australian Nugget - Golden Eagle 89,878 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 25 DOLLARS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 1989 Australian Nugget - Red Kangaroo 9,726 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 25 DOLLARS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 1990 Australian Nugget - Red Kangaroo 86,303 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 25 DOLLARS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 1990 Australian Nugget - Grey Kangaroo 4,560 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 25 DOLLARS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 1991 Australian Nugget - Grey Kangaroo 77,833 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 25 DOLLARS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2013 Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Anniversary 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2013 · 25 DOLLARS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2013 War in the Pacific - Australian American Memorial 22,589 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/4oz 9999 GOLD 2013 25 DOLLARS
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
Gold Quarter Ounce 2016 Australian Koala 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 25 DOLLARS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2016 Victory in the Pacific 13,340 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/4oz 9999 GOLD 2016 25 DOLLARS
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Gold Quarter Ounce 2017 Year of the Rooster, RAM 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 Victory in the Pacific 4,742 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/4oz 9999 GOLD 2017 25 DOLLARS
Gold Quarter Ounce 2017 Beersheba 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/4oz 9999 GOLD 2017 25 DOLLARS
Gold Quarter Ounce 2017 Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA · 25 DOLLARS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2014 Australian Saltwater Crocodile 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 End of WWI 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/4oz 9999 GOLD 2018 25 DOLLARS
Gold Quarter Ounce 2018 Kangaroo, RAM unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA · 25 DOLLARS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2019 Year of the Pig, Perth Mint unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/4oz 9999 GOLD 2019 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 Australian Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 25 DOLLARS ·
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 unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 25 DOLLARS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 Year of the Mouse unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/4oz 9999 Au 25 DOLLARS
Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 Battle of Britain 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 25 DOLLARS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 End of WWII 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/4oz 9999 Au 2020 25 DOLLARS
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Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 Voyage of Discovery - Endeavour 750 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/4oz 9999 Au 2020 25 DOLLARS
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Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 End of WWII: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeGold Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz)
Issued2020
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Uncouped version)
Face Value25 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage1,000
Mintage Limit1,000
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerLucas Bowers
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size20.6000 mm
Thickness2.300 mm
Mass7.7770 g
OCC IDDKLM-OMKC-YBLX-ONZB
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