Gold Tenth-Ounce 2016 Victory in the Pacific, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Gold Tenth-Ounce 2016 Victory in the Pacific, Coin from Australia
CoinGold Tenth-Ounce 2016 Victory in the Pacific

The Australian tenth-ounce gold piece (abbreviated as 1/10 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 series commemorating the Australian participation in World War II - the War in the Pacific, as the Pacific Ocean theatre of this war is called. This design marks the end of the conflict - Victory in the Pacific, also known as VJ Day (the day of victory over Japan).

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage113,847
Obverse
Australia / Gold Tenth-Ounce 2016 Victory in the Pacific - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin shows the crowned mature head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (her effigy known as the "Fourth Portrait"). The Queen wears the "Girls of Great Britain and Ireland" diamond tiara, a wedding gift from Queen Mary (Her Majesty's grandmother) in 1947 - which she also has on the Machin and the Gottwald portraits.

In small letters below the head, the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley).

Around the effigy is the monarch's legend, the date of issue and the value: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/10oz 9999 GOLD 2016 15 DOLLARS.

The inscription around the rim also incorporates the precious metal content. "1/10oz 9999 GOLD" means "one tenth of a troy ounce of 99.99% gold".

The background is frosted.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/10oz 9999 GOLD 2016 15 DOLLARS
Reverse
Australia / Gold Tenth-Ounce 2016 Victory in the Pacific - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin depicts a flying American eagle carrying an olive branch. In the background, on the left - the flag of the United States; on the right - the stars of the Southern Cross.

On the right, the P mint mark of the Perth Mint. in the lowermost part of the central circle, the initials of the designer: TV (for Thomas Vaughan).

Around the rim, the inscription VICTORY IN THE PACIFIC above, and 1945 below.

Reverse Inscription VICTORY IN THE PACIFIC 1945
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated.
Packaging: individual coin in plastic capsule, or 20 in mint roll, or 200 in master box.

See also

Coins commemorating the War in the Pacific struck by the Perth Mint include:
- 1/4 oz Gold, War in the Pacific - Australian / American Memorial, 2013
- 1/10 oz Gold, War in the Pacific - Australian / American Memorial, 2013
- 1/2 oz Silver, War in the Pacific - Australian / American Memorial, 2013
- 1/4 oz Gold, War in the Pacific - Battle of the Coral Sea, 2014
- 1/10 oz Gold, War in the Pacific - Battle of the Coral Sea, 2014
- 1/2 oz Silver, War in the Pacific - Battle of the Coral Sea, 2014
- 1/4 oz Gold, War in the Pacific - Battle of the Coral Sea, 2015
- 1/10 oz Gold, War in the Pacific - Battle of the Coral Sea, 2015
- 1/2 oz Silver, War in the Pacific - Battle of the Coral Sea, 2015
- 1/4 oz Gold, Victory in the Pacific (VJ Day), 2016
- 1/10 oz Gold, Victory in the Pacific (VJ Day), 2016
- 1/2 oz Silver, Victory in the Pacific (VJ Day), 2016
- 1/2 oz Platinum, Victory in the Pacific (VJ Day), 2017
- 1/4 oz Gold, Victory in the Pacific (VJ Day), 2017
- 1/10 oz Gold, Victory in the Pacific (VJ Day), 2017
- 1/2 oz Silver, Victory in the Pacific (VJ Day), 2017

Gold Tenth-Ounce 2016 Victory in the Pacific: References to Information Used
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Perth Mint 2 December 2020 Mintage link
All (64) coins of type: Gold Tenth-Ounce (1/10 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Gold Tenth-Ounce 1986 Australian Nugget - Little Hero 15,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 1987 Australian Nugget - Little Hero 165,105 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 1987 Australian Nugget - Golden Aussie 13,692 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 1988 Australian Nugget - Little Hero 97,276 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 1988 Australian Nugget - Jubilee 9,456 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 1989 Australian Nugget - Little Hero 122,342 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 1989 Australian Nugget - Red Kangaroo 13,971 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 1990 Australian Nugget - Red Kangaroo 200,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 1990 Australian Nugget - Grey Kangaroo 5,374 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 1991 Australian Nugget - Grey Kangaroo 150,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2007 Year of the Pig 31,225 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2007 Year of the Pig, Proof 3,030 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2011 Australian Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2012 Discover Australia - Red Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2012 Discover Australia - Whale Shark unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth Ounce 2012 Discover Australia - Green and Gold Bell Frog unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2012 Discover Australia - Goanna unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth Ounce 2012 Discover Australia - Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2013 War in the Pacific - Australian American Memorial 262,142 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/10oz 9999 GOLD 2013 15 DOLLARS
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2014 War in the Pacific - Battle of the Coral Sea 148,937 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/10oz 9999 GOLD 2014 15 DOLLARS
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2015 War in the Pacific - Battle of the Coral Sea 184,933 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/10oz 9999 GOLD 2015 15 DOLLARS
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2016 Australian Koala 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2016 Victory in the Pacific 113,847 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/10oz 9999 GOLD 2016 15 DOLLARS
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2016 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 9,839 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2016 Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2017 Year of the Rooster, Perth Mint unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/10oz 9999 GOLD 2017 15 DOLLARS
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2017 Year of the Rooster, RAM, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2017 Year of the Rooster, RAM, Proof 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2017 · 10 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2017 Australian Koala 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2017 Victory in the Pacific 21,588 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/10oz 9999 GOLD 2017 15 DOLLARS
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2017 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2017 Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2018 Australian Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2018 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2018 Kangaroo, RAM unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2019 Year of the Pig unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/10oz 9999 GOLD 2019 15 DOLLARS
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2019 Kangaroo, RAM unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2019 Australian Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2020 Year of the Mouse unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/10oz 9999 Au 15 DOLLARS
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2020 Australian Kookaburra 15,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2020 Australian Kangaroo, Perth Mint unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2020 Kangaroo, RAM unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2020 Eureka! Australia's Gold Rush 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 10 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2021 Australian Kookaburra 15,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2021 Australian Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox, Coloured 20,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/10oz 9999 Au 15 DOLLARS
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/10oz 9999 Au 15 DOLLARS
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2021 Australian Nugget - Little Hero 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2021 Heroes of the Sky 2,021 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 10 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2022 Year of the Tiger unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/10oz 9999 Au 15 DOLLARS
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2022 Australian Kangaroo 200,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2022 Australian Kookaburra 15,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2022 Australian Dinosaurs 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2022 Kangaroo - Impressions of Australia 3,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022 · 10 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2023 Year of the Rabbit unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/10oz 9999 Au 15 DOLLARS
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2023 Australian Kookaburra 15,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2023 Australian Kangaroo 200,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2023 Australian Koala 25,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2023 Creatures of the Deep 2,023 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 10 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2023 Kangaroo - Mob of Thirty 3,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA 2023
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Gold Tenth-Ounce 2024 Australian Kookaburra 15,000 King Charles III - Portrait by Dan Thorne CHARLES III AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2024 Australian Kangaroo 200,000 King Charles III - Portrait by Dan Thorne CHARLES III AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
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Gold Tenth-Ounce 2016 Victory in the Pacific: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeGold Tenth-Ounce (1/10 oz)
Issued2016
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value15 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage113,847
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerThomas Vaughan
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size16.6000 mm
Thickness1.500 mm
Mass3.1350 g
OCC IDGAVP-EXAC-PRQK-OMDY
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