Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Queen's 95th Birthday, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Queen's 95th Birthday, Coin from Australia
CoinGold Quarter Ounce 2021 Queen's 95th Birthday

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:
Honouring Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the occasion of her 95th birthday, this official Australian tribute is struck from 1/4oz of 99.99% pure gold in flawless proof quality.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was born in London at 2:40 am on 21 April 1926. This 95th birthday tribute recognises the sovereign’s remarkable longevity, her steady hand as Head of State, and her undiminished devotion to duty as she continues to carry out a program of royal engagements at a pace inconceivable to most people her age.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage1,000
Obverse
Australia / Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Queen's 95th Birthday - 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 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.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/4oz 9999 Au 25 DOLLARS
Reverse
Australia / Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Queen's 95th Birthday - reverse photo

The reverse design of the coin portrays Mary Gillick’s effigy of the young Queen Elizabeth II which appeared on Australian circulating coinage between 1953 and 1964.

The portrait overlays a backdrop of stylised wattle, Australia’s national floral emblem, and is surrounded by the inscription H.M. QUEEN ELIZABETH II 21 APRIL 1926 in the outer rim.

Also included in the design is the Perth Mint’s P mint mark, which is below right in the inner circle.

The face value and date of issue are on the obverse.

Reverse Inscription H.M. QUEEN ELIZABETH II 21 APRIL 1926
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof.
Packaging: in a classic display case with a timber lid and packaged in an illustrated shipper. There is a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Perth Mint Item ID: 21K03AAA
Issue price: AU$ 999.00, US$ 671.32

See also

Australian coins celebrating the 95th Birthday of Queen Elizabeth II include:
- 2 oz Gold Proof, Queen's 95th Birthday 2021
- 1/4 oz Gold Proof, Queen's 95th Birthday 2021
- 1 oz Silver Proof, Queen's 95th Birthday 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 Queen's 95th Birthday: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeGold Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz)
Issued2021
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Australian version)
ReverseQueen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
Face Value25 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage1,000
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size20.600 mm
Thickness2.300 mm
Mass7.777 g
OCC IDDKLM-OMKC-MPWV-ONZB
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