Gold Tenth-Ounce 2021 Little Hero Nugget, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Gold Tenth-Ounce 2021 Little Hero Nugget, Coin from Australia
CoinGold Tenth-Ounce 2021 Little Hero Nugget

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 gold proof coin is part of a four-coin mini series which marks the 35th anniversary of the first Australian Nugget gold coins, and features the Little Hero natural gold nugget.

The 333 ounce Little Hero nugget was found in 1890 in the goldfields near Marble Bar, Western Australia.

The reverses of the coins in the series are based on a 1986 four-coin set issued by the Perth Mint, the coins in which were designed by Stuart Devlin.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage500
Obverse
Australia / Gold Tenth-Ounce 2021 Little Hero Nugget - 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 · 15 DOLLARS ·.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Reverse
Australia / Gold Tenth-Ounce 2021 Little Hero Nugget - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin portrays the Little Hero Nugget on a background of radial lines. In tiny letters in the lowest part of the nugget, the initials of the designer of the original coin series: SD (for Stuart Devlin). The background of the central circle is selectively plated with 22-carat rose gold.

In the central circle below, the name of the nugget and the year of its discovery: LITTLE HERO 1890. Above, the numeral 35, marking 35 years since the first edition of the "gold nugget" series.

Around left, the name of the series: THE AUSTRALIAN NUGGET. Around right, the precious metal content, 1/10 OZ. FINE GOLD (one tenth of a troy ounce of gold). Around below, the date of issue · 2021 ·.

The P mint mark of the Pert Mint is in the lower part of the central circle, above the date..

Reverse Inscription THE AUSTRALIAN NUGGET 1/10 OZ. FINE GOLD · 2021 · 35 LITTLE HERO 1890
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Notes

Gold content (troy oz): 0.100.
Finish: proof, selective 22-carat rose gold gilding.

Issued in Set
Australian Nugget 35th Anniversary Gold Proof Coin Set, mintage 100
4 coins: 1 oz Gold - Welcome Stranger Nugget, 1/2 oz Gold - Hand of Faith Nugget, 1/4 oz Gold - Golden Eagle Nugget, 1/10 oz Gold - Little Hero Nugget
See also

Coins in the Australian Nugget Series include (ordered by year / metal / weight):
- 1 oz Gold, Welcome Stranger Nugget, 2019
- 1 oz Silver, Welcome Stranger Nugget, 2019
- 1 oz Gold, Hand of Faith Nugget, 2020
- 2 oz Silver, Golden Eagle Nugget, 2021
- 1 oz Silver, Hand of Faith Nugget, 2020
- 1 oz Gold, Golden Eagle Nugget, 2021
- 1 oz Silver, Golden Eagle Nugget, 2021
- 1 oz Gold, Welcome Stranger Nugget, 2022
- 1/2 oz Gold, Hand of Faith Nugget, 2022
- 1/4 oz Gold, Golden Eagle Nugget, 2022
- 1/10 oz Gold, Little Hero Nugget, 2022

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 Little Hero Nugget: 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 Value15 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage500
Mintage Limit500
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size16.600 mm
Thickness1.800 mm
Mass3.111 g
OCC IDNXYD-ENZC-QZXD-EVRB
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