One of the most famous gold bullion programs from the Perth Mint is its Gold Australian Kangaroo. For those unfamiliar with the coin, its origins might throw some people off in searching for early versions of the coin because it began life at the Perth Mint as the Gold Australian Nugget. Silver.com currently offers 1 oz Gold Australian Kangaroo Coins for sale from any year of production in BU condition.
- Ships to you in an individual protective plastic capsule.
- Limited availability from each year of release!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine gold.
- Issued a face value of $100 (AUD) by the Australian government.
- Obverse features the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II from various artists.
- Reverse includes either the image of a Kangaroo or Gold Nugget.
- Available from many years of issue between 1987 and 2016.
- BU condition.
The 1 oz Gold Australian Kangaroo Coins originated at the Perth Mint in 1987 as the 1 oz Gold Australian Nugget coin. The design set on the reverse of the coins available from 1987 to 1989 featured a gold nugget. However, starting in 1990, the Perth Mint opted for the design of a kangaroo to make the coins more symbolic of the Australian nation on a global stage.
Like the Gold Chinese Panda series, the Gold Australian Kangaroos have always featured a new reverse design. Recently, those images of a kangaroo are altered on a yearly basis to give the coins enhanced collectible value. Gold Australian Kangaroo coins are available in ½ oz, ¼ oz, 1/10 oz, and 1/20 oz weights in addition to the 1 oz Gold Australian Kangaroo.
Each of these 1 oz Gold Australian Kangaroo coins is available in Brilliant Uncirculated condition, which means there are no signs of wear and tear. You may, however, notice breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, or contact marks from the coining process.
On the reverse of each Gold Australian Kangaroo you’ll find either the image of a Gold Nugget (1987-1989 issue), or one of the many Kangaroo artworks used each year since 1990. Engravings include “Australian Kangaroo” or “Australian Nugget” above the design set, with the weight, purity, metal content, and year of issue engraved on this side as well.
The obverse of each 1 oz Gold Australian Kangaroo Coin bears one of two portraits of Queen Elizabeth II. Coins from 1987 to 1997 feature the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II wearing her crown, necklace, and earrings as created by Raphael David Maklouf in 1985. Alternatively, post-1998 coins feature the portrait of Her Majesty from Ian Rank-Broadley.
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