Gold Tenth-Ounce 2021 Heroes of the Sky, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Gold Tenth-Ounce 2021 Heroes of the Sky, Coin from Australia
CoinGold Tenth-Ounce 2021 Heroes of the Sky

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.

The Royal Australian Mint issued these one tenth-ounce gold coins to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).

The Royal Australian Air Force, formed in March 1921, is the aerial warfare branch of the Australian Defence Force. It operates the majority of the ADF's fixed wing aircraft, although both the Australian Army and Royal Australian Navy also operate aircraft in various roles.

The coins were issued individually boxed, in Proof FDC grade. RAM Product Code: 10402. Issue price: A$360.00.

MintRoyal Australian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage2,021
Obverse
Australia / Gold Tenth-Ounce 2021 Heroes of the Sky - 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The Queen also wears the Coronation Necklace; originally made for Queen Victoria in 1858, it was also worn at the coronations (as Queen's Consort) of Queen Alexandra in 1902, Queen Mary in 1911 and Queen Elizabeth (the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 2021 · 10 DOLLARS ·.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 10 DOLLARS ·
Reverse
Australia / Gold Tenth-Ounce 2021 Heroes of the Sky - reverse photo

The reverse design shows, on a background of four thick decorative lines, a front view of three airborne aeroplanes, used at various stages in the history of the RAAF: a S.E.5a biplane, a Lockheed P-3 Orion (a four-engine turboprop anti-submarine and maritime surveillance aircraft), and a Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II supersonic stealth fighter.

Between the two uppermost planes, a small letter C (from Canberra) represents a mint mark of the Royal Australian Mint which it uses on collector issues only.

To the left, a wedge-tailed eagle in flight - as it is depicted on the badge of the Royal Australian Air Force.

Below left, the anniversary dates 1921 · 2021.

On two lines below, ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE

The initials of the designer, AS (for Aleksandra Stokic) are to the right, below the wing of F-35.

Reverse Inscription 1921 · 2021 ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

The coin design was approved by the Assistant Minister for Treasury and Finance in Currency (Australian Coins) Amendment (2020 Royal Australian Mint No. 5) Determination 2020 on 5 November 2020.

See also

The same reverse design was also used on a $1 coin struck in Aluminium Bronze and in silver.

All (33) coins of type: Gold Tenth-Ounce (1/10 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
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 2016 Australian Koala 1,500 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 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 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 500 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 Little Hero Nugget 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 ·
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Gold Tenth-Ounce 2021 Heroes of the Sky: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeGold Tenth-Ounce (1/10 oz)
Issued2021
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Uncouped version)
Face Value10 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage2,021
Mintage Limit2,021
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerAleksandra Stokic
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size1,753.000 mm
Thickness1.800 mm
Mass3.110 g
OCC IDBVYX-OWRC-JQNM-EJZN
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