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

Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Australian Kookaburra, Coin from Australia
CoinGold Quarter Ounce 2021 Australian Kookaburra

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.

The Mint says about this coin:
The first Proof Kookaburra to be struck from 1/4oz of 99.99% pure gold, this must-have collectable is all the more enticing thanks to its very limited availability.

Now in its fourth decade and as popular as ever, the Perth Mint's Australian Kookaburra is an iconic coin series featuring annual designs of one of Australia’s most recognisable birds. Famed for its raucous laughing call, the kookaburra is heard across Australia - from the outback to the back yard. The coin’s beady-eyed kookaburra is depicted on a gum tree branch with leaves and seedpods.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage500
Obverse
Australia / Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Australian Kookaburra - 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 and the face value: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 25 DOLLARS ·.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 25 DOLLARS ·
Reverse
Australia / Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Australian Kookaburra - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin depicts an Australian kookaburra perched on a tree branch, with gum leaves and seedpods.

The designer's initials AH (for Aleysha Howarth) are on the branch to the left of the bird. In the rim to the right, the Perth Mint's traditional P mint mark.

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

Around below, the date of issue and the precious metal content: 2021 1/4oz 9999 GOLD (one quarter of a troy ounce of 99.99% gold).

Reverse Inscription AUSTRALIAN KOOKABURRA 2021 1/4oz 9999 GOLD
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Gold Content (Troy oz): 0.250
Finish: proof
Packaging: in classic display case with a timber lid and a themed box shipper, accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Perth Mint Item ID: 21112FAAA
Issue price: AU$ 999.00

See also

Coins issued by the Perth Mint in the Australian Kookaburra series in 2021 include:
- 1/10 oz Platinum, Australian Kookaburra 2021
- 5 oz Gold, Australian Kookaburra 2021
- 2 oz Gold, Australian Kookaburra 2021
- 1/4 oz Gold, Australian Kookaburra 2021
- 1/10 oz Gold, Australian Kookaburra 2021
- 1 kg Silver, Australian Kookaburra 2021
- 10 oz Silver, Australian Kookaburra 2021
- 5 oz Silver Incused Proof, Australian Kookaburra 2021
- 1 oz Silver, Australian Kookaburra 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 Kookaburra: 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 Mintage500
Mintage Limit500
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerAleysha Howarth
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size20.600 mm
Thickness2.300 mm
Mass7.777 g
OCC IDPMVR-EAPC-RZZK-ONQG
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