Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Australian Spotted Eagle Ray, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Australian Spotted Eagle Ray, Coin from Australia
CoinGold Quarter Ounce 2021 Australian Spotted Eagle Ray

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 2021 design featuring the Spotted Eagle Ray was issued in several formats.

The spotted eagle ray (Aetobatus narinari) is a cartilaginous fish of the eagle ray family, Myliobatidae. As traditionally recognised, it is found globally in tropical regions, including the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. Spotted eagle rays are most commonly seen alone, but occasionally swim in groups. They are ovoviviparous, the female retaining the eggs then releasing the young as miniature versions of the parent.

This ray can be identified by its dark dorsal surface covered in white spots or rings. Near the base of the ray's relatively long tail, just behind the pelvic fins, are several venomous, barbed stingers. Spotted eagle rays commonly feed on small fish and crustaceans, and will sometimes dig with their snouts to look for food buried in the sand of the sea bed. These rays are commonly observed leaping out of the water, and on at least two occasions have been reported as having jumped into boats, in one incident resulting in the death of a woman in the Florida Keys. The spotted eagle ray is hunted by a wide variety of sharks. The rays are considered near threatened on the IUCN Red List. They are fished mainly in Southeast Asia and Africa, the most common market being in commercial trade and aquariums. They are protected in the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintageunknown
Obverse
Australia / Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Australian Spotted Eagle Ray - 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 2021 25 DOLLARS.

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

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

The reverse designs shows a spotted ray swimming in the ocean.

The Perth Mint's P mint mark is below. The designer's initials NM, for Natasha Muhl, are above left on the tip of the ray's wing.

Around below, the inscriptionAUSTRALIAN SPOTTED EAGLE RAY.

Reverse Inscription AUSTRALIAN SPOTTED EAGLE RAY
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Gold content (Troy oz): 0.250
Finish: bullion (Brilliant Uncirculated), frosted surfaces.

See also

There is also a silver one-and-a-half-ounce coin with the same design.

All (69) 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 2007 Year of the Pig 10,050 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 25 DOLLARS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2007 Year of the Pig, Proof 2,206 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth 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
Gold Quarter Ounce 2016 Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA · 25 DOLLARS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2016 RSL Centenary 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016 · 25 DOLLARS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2017 Year of the Rooster unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/4oz 9999 GOLD 2017 25 DOLLARS
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 2017 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
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 2020 Voyage of Discovery - Endeavour 750 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/4oz 9999 Au 2020 25 DOLLARS
Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 Australian Wildlife unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 25 DOLLARS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 Australian Striped Marlin unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/4oz 9999 Au 2020 25 DOLLARS
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox, Perth Mint unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped 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 - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 25 DOLLARS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Queen's 95th Birthday 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/4oz 9999 Au 25 DOLLARS
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Australian Kookaburra 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 25 DOLLARS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Australian Kangaroo - Nugget 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/4oz 9999 Au 2021 25 DOLLARS
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Australian Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 25 DOLLARS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Australian Florin unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/4oz 9999 Au 2021 25 DOLLARS
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Australian Nugget - Golden Eagle 300 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 25 DOLLARS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Australian Wildlife unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 25 DOLLARS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Australian Spotted Eagle Ray unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/4oz 9999 Au 2021 25 DOLLARS
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Australian Platypus unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/4oz 9999 Au 2020 25 DOLLARS
Gold Quarter Ounce 2022 Year of the Tiger unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/4oz 9999 Au 25 DOLLARS
Gold Quarter Ounce 2022 Platinum Jubilee 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/4oz 9999 Au 2022 25 DOLLARS
Gold Quarter Ounce 2022 Australian Kangaroo 150,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 25 DOLLARS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2022 Australian Kookaburra 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 25 DOLLARS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2022 Australian Wildlife unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 25 DOLLARS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2023 Year of the Rabbit unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/4oz 9999 Au 25 DOLLARS
Gold Quarter Ounce 2023 Australian Kangaroo 150,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA · 25 DOLLARS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2023 Australian Kookaburra 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA · 25 DOLLARS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2023 Port Phillip Pattern - 1/4 750 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 25 DOLLARS · PURE AUSTRALIAN GOLD
Gold Quarter Ounce 2023 Port Phillip Pattern - 1/2 750 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 25 DOLLARS · PURE AUSTRALIAN GOLD
Gold Quarter Ounce 2023 Port Phillip Pattern - 1 750 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 25 DOLLARS · PURE AUSTRALIAN GOLD
Gold Quarter Ounce 2023 Port Phillip Pattern - 2 750 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 25 DOLLARS · PURE AUSTRALIAN GOLD
Gold Quarter Ounce 2024 Year of the Dragon unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA · 1/4oz 9999 Au 25 DOLLARS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2024 Australian Kangaroo 150,000 King Charles III - Portrait by Dan Thorne CHARLES III AUSTRALIA · 25 DOLLARS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2024 Australian Kangaroo, Proof 199 King Charles III - Portrait by Dan Thorne CHARLES III AUSTRALIA · 25 DOLLARS ·
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Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Australian Spotted Eagle Ray: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeGold Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz)
Issued2021
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Uncouped version)
Face Value25 (x Dollar)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerNatasha Muhl
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size2.6000 mm
Thickness2.300 mm
Mass7.7770 g
OCC IDDKLM-OMKC-MZGX-ONZB
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