Originally known as the Gold Australian Nugget, the Gold Australian Kangaroo is the longest running gold bullion coin program from the Perth Mint. When it was introduced, the series was so-named the Gold Nugget as a means of promoting Australia’s historically vast gold reserves. It was swapped later to Kangaroo to provide a better, more well-known symbol of the nation. Right now, 1/20 oz Gold Australian Nugget-Kangaroo Coins are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic capsule.
- Struck by the Perth Mint since 1986!
- Consists of One-Twentieth Troy ounce of .9999 fine gold in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of $5 (AUD) backed by the federal government of Australia.
- Obverse features the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse bears the image of either a gold nugget or kangaroo.
Each 1/20 oz Gold Australian Nugget Kangaroo Coin in this product listing is available to you in BU condition. Coins in BU condition exhibit no signs of wear and tear, though you may notice a range of minor flaws including breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, and contact marks from the coining process.
Launched in 1986, these coins featured a reverse design until 1989 that included the image of a golden nugget. Australia is home to some of the greatest natural gold reserves in the world, and the nugget was a chosen as a nod to the country’s history. Starting in 1990 though, the coins featured an image of the Kangaroo instead, with the Perth Mint opting for a more recognizable symbol of the nation.
On the obverse of all Gold Australian Nugget-Kangaroo coins you’ll find the image of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty’s effigy has appeared on the obverse of Australian coinage since her ascension to the throne of England. Coins from 1998 onward feature a depiction created by Ian Rank-Broadley as the fourth-generation image of the Queen. Previous issues from 1986 to 1997 include the third-generation portrait of Her Majesty.
The reverse of the 1/20 oz Gold Australian Nugget-Kangaroo Coin bears one of two images. Coins from 1986 to 1989 feature a golden nugget, symbolizing the gold rush of Western Australia in the 19th century. Coins from 1990 onward feature the image of a kangaroo, an internationally recognized symbol of Australia. The kangaroo design changes with each passing year of issue.
Silver.com cannot guarantee the specific year of issue you’ll receive with your purchase. All coins are guaranteed to be in BU condition, but the year of issue is dependent upon availability in our warehouse when your order is processed for shipping.
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