The Perth Mint of Australia is often regarded as one of the finest mints in the world, and has been ever since it was first put into operation in 1899. Once an extension of the Royal Mint of England, the Perth Mint is now solely owned and operated by the government of Western Australia. Chief among Perth’s gold coin offering is its series of Gold Kangaroo Coins, which have been in continuous production since 1986. With that said, it is important to note that all coins produced through the first three years of the series are known as Gold Nuggets, and not Gold Kangaroos.
The ½ oz. 2014 Australian Gold Kangaroo is available from Silver.com and ready to ship in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. Consisting of .9999 (99.99%) pure gold, the Gold Kangaroo has a purity level that is among the highest available to investors. The reverse side of the 2014 Gold Kangaroo is dominated by a stunningly lifelike depiction of an Australian nature scene. In the foreground is the raised image of a kangaroo, while elements of the Australian brush–cattle fencing, mountain ranges, and a few trees—make up the expansive background. Above the wildlife scene is an inscription that reads ‘Australian Kangaroo’ while the weight and purity indications are fixated towards the bottom of the reverse side.
The image found on the coin’s obverse is that of Queen Elizabeth II as depicted by Ian Rank-Broadley. Surrounding the Queen’s image are inscriptions which read ‘Elizabeth II,’ ‘Australia’ and ’15 Dollars.’
The Gold Kangaroo is part of a coin series that has only one new release every year. Though an image of a kangaroo is always present on the coin’s reverse, the exact depiction and background scene changes from year to year. Due to a limited number of coins minted every year in conjunction with its inordinately high level of purity, the Gold Kangaroo is sought after by both investors and collectors from around the world.
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