Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Australian Kangaroo - Nugget, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Australian Kangaroo - Nugget, Coin from Australia
CoinGold Quarter Ounce 2021 Australian Kangaroo - Nugget

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 the long-running Australian Kangaroo bullion coin series by the Perth Mint and commemorates 35 years since its beginning.

Debuting in 1986 in proof format and in 1987 as bullion, Australian Nugget gold coins featured designs celebrating historic Australian natural gold nuggets - including Welcome Stranger, the largest nugget known to man. Each incredible find was artistically portrayed for the series by renowned designer and goldsmith Stuart Devlin, who also drew the magnificent "red kangaroo" that became synonymous with the series and a key inspiration behind its later name change to the "Australian Kangaroo".

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage1,000
Obverse
Australia / Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Australian Kangaroo - Nugget - 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, the date of issue and the face value: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/4oz 9999 Au 2021 25 DOLLARS.

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

The Queen's effigy is smaller than normal; in reference to the earliest coins in the series, her Third Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf is also shown, in a smaller cartouche above.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/4oz 9999 Au 2021 25 DOLLARS
Reverse
Australia / Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Australian Kangaroo - Nugget - reverse photo

The reverse of the 35th anniversary tribute portrays a representation of Stuart Devlin’s red kangaroo surrounded by symbolic rays of the Australian sun.

As well as the number 35 and the inscription RED KANGAROO below that, the design includes, in a small circle above, a small representation of the 2,300 oz Welcome Stranger nugget, unearthed in Victoria in 1869, which featured on the earliest coin in the series.

The Perth Mint’s P mint mark is to the right of the kangaroo.

Around above, the name of the coin: AUSTRALIAN NUGGET; around below, the anniversary dates 1986 - 2021.

Reverse Inscription AUSTRALIAN NUGGET 35 RED KANGAROO 1986 - 2021
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Notes

Gold Content (Troy oz): 0.250
Finish: proof
Packaging: in black presentation case, accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Perth Mint Item ID: 21L21DAA
Issue price: AU$ 999.00

See also

Coins in the Australian Kangaroo 2021 series by the Perth Mint include:
- 1 oz Platinum, Australian Kangaroo 2021
- 1 kg Gold, Australian Kangaroo 2021
- 5 oz Gold, Australian Kangaroo - Nugget 2021
- 2 oz Gold, Australian Kangaroo - Nugget 2021
- 2 oz Gold Proof High Relief, Australian Kangaroo 2021
- 1 oz Gold, Australian Kangaroo - Nugget 2021
- 1 oz Gold, Australian Kangaroo 2021
- 1/2 oz Gold, Australian Kangaroo 2021
- 1/4 oz Gold, Australian Kangaroo - Nugget 2021
- 1/4 oz Gold, Australian Kangaroo 2021
- 1/10 oz Gold, Australian Kangaroo 2021
- 0.5 g Gold, Australian Kangaroo 2021
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Australian Kangaroo 2021

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 2021 Australian Kangaroo - Nugget: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeGold Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz)
Issued2021
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Australian version)
Face Value25 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage1,000
Mintage Limit1,000
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerStuart Devlin
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size20.600 mm
Thickness2.300 mm
Mass7.777 g
OCC IDBVYX-EWRC-XZZN-OJZN
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