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Australian Legal Tender 1/10 oz Gold Unit

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When it comes to legal tender currency, monetary units around the world often take the same shapes. Base metal currency is produced as circular coins, while paper banknotes are issued in varying rectangular sizes. The Perth Mint has a new version of legal tender coins for Australia that are square. Today, you have the chance to get Australian Legal Tender 1/10 oz Gold Units online from Provident Metals.


  • Arrives with individual capsules or clamshell rolls of 10 gold units!
  • Issued in 2016!
  • Contains 1/10 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold.
  • The face value of $15 (AUD) is backed by Australia.
  • Queen Elizabeth II is on the obverse.
  • Global imagery with the United States and Australia depicted.

In 1966, Australia issued its first native legal tender currency as part of its long federation movement to separate from direct British rule. Prior to 1966, Australia used the Pound sterling currency of the United Kingdom as a part of the British Empire. The Currency Act of 1965 established the Royal Australian Mint and finalized decimalization. The result was the end of the Pound, shilling, and pence units of the United Kingdom and the debut of the new Australian dollar (AUD).


Queen Elizabeth II features on the obverse side of the 1/10 oz Gold Australian Legal Tender Unit. This square gold coins from the Perth Mint come with the popular right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. This design was created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley for the Royal Mint of England and featured widely throughout the Commonwealth on coins from England to Australia, New Zealand, Tuvalu, and Niue. Inscriptions around this bust of the Queen include Elizabeth II, Australia, 1/10 oz 9999 Gold, 2016, and 15 Dollars.


A globe design is showcased on the reverse of 1/10 oz Gold Australian Legal Tender Unit. The globe design includes the major latitude and longitude lines of the planet with depictions of just two nations. In the Northern Hemisphere region is the United States of America, while in the Southern Hemisphere is the Commonwealth of Australia. These gold units have a square shape with rounded corners and reeded edges.


The new Australian Legal Tender Gold Unit is a product of the Perth Mint. Founded in 1899, the Perth Mint was originally destined to serve as a third branch facility of the Royal Mint of England in Australia. Just three years after its opening, Australia began its federation process. The Perth Mint is the only other operating mint in Australia following the closure of the Sydney Mint and Melbourne Mint, and the opening of the Royal Australian Mint. The Perth Mint is owned by the state government of Western Australia.


Australian Legal Tender 1/10 oz Gold Units in this listing are packaged individually or in multiples. Individual gold units ship in plastic capsules with snap-shut clamshells housing multiples of 10 units.

Please feel free to reach out to Provident Metals with questions. Our team is available on the phone at 800-313-3315, on the web using our live chat, and via our email address.

How Does Free Shipping Work?

When the subtotal of your purchase, including applicable discounts, is $199 or more, you receive free shipping for your entire order. In order to receive free shipping on purchases of $199 or more, you must live within the 50 US states. For orders less than $199, a $9.95 shipping fee applies. All products are discreetly packaged and shipped with full insurance included.

When will my order ship?

Most Provident orders are shipped within one (1) business day of your payment clearing. Payments made via PayPal clear instantly. Bitcoin payments clear instantly once the transaction is confirmed. Credit Card and bank wire payments process within 1 business day. ACH and paper check payments take 3-5 business days. Once payments are processed, products are released to fulfillment for packaging and shipping.

Can I choose the method of shipping?

All orders of $199 or more that are eligible for free shipping are, by default, shipped via a carrier of our choice (USPS or UPS). Depending on the contents and size of your purchase, you may be able to upgrade to a specific carrier during checkout.

Will I need to sign for my package?

For those orders of $999.99 or less, there is no need to sign for your package. However, you may select the option to require a signature at delivery if you want. This can be chosen and paid for at checkout. All orders of $1000 or more require a signature to complete delivery.

What about International Orders?

Provident is only able to ship to addresses in any of the 50 US states. This includes P.O. boxes and APO addresses.

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Product Details

Mint Mark P - Perth Mint
Metals Purity .9999
Producer Perth Mint
Thickness 3.81 mm
Diameter 152.4x152.4 mm
Inner Pack 10
Condition Brilliant Uncirculated
Denomination $15 AUD
Country Australia
Designer (Obverse) Ian Rank-Broadley
Designer (Reverse) Ian-Rank Broadley
Edge Style Smooth
Certificate of Authenticity No
Packaging Plastic Capsule
Packaging Dimensions 0.6x0.6x0.2
Metal Content .1 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Provident ID 2574207