The most popular gold coin for sale from the Perth Mint is the Gold Kangaroo. Available long before the mint offered its Lunar Series II coins in gold, the Gold Australian Kangaroo is the longest-running coin in the mint’s collection. The 1/2 oz Gold Australian Kangaroo Coin is currently available to purchase from random years online at Silver.com in BU condition.
- Coins ship to you inside of protective packaging!
- Available since 1990!
- Consists of One-Half Troy ounces of .9999 fine gold in BU condition.
- Issued a face value of $50 (AUD) by Australia.
- On the obverse is Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse depicts a different kangaroo design each year.
- Random date marks.
- If you purchase multiples, please be aware you may receive several with the same design and date mark.
The Perth Mint debuted the Gold Australian Kangaroo coins in 1986, with 1987 date marks, as the Gold Australian Nugget program. Debuting four years before the Silver Kookaburra, this collection is the longest running at Perth Mint and helped establish the tradition of using new designs on the reverse side of the coins each year.
1/2 oz Gold Australian Kangaroo Coins have been issued since the launch of the rebranded Gold Kangaroos in 1990. The coins in this weight typically have a set mintage cap in each year, with original figures of 200,000 in 1990. Since that time though, the Perth Mint has used a mintage cap of either 100,000 or 125,000 in a given year for the 1/2 oz Gold Kangaroo coin.
On the reverse of all 1/2 oz Gold Australian Kangaroo Coins is an image of the kangaroo. The animal species is the largest extant marsupial alive today and is notable for its long, powerful tail and muscular hind legs. There is a new design of the kangaroo each year that features either the red kangaroo, western grey kangaroo, or eastern grey kangaroo in most design years.
The obverse of 1/2 oz Gold Australian Kangaroos features the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. A total of six designs of the Queen have been used on Australian bullion coinage as of 2019. Most of the 1/2 oz Gold Kangaroos in this listing will feature either Raphael Maklouf’s third-generation design (1984-1997) or Ian Rank-Broadley’s fourth-generation design (1998-2018). Only the 2019 Gold Kangaroos have the latest design from Jody Clark.
These 1/2 oz Gold Australian Kangaroos are available to you in Brilliant Condition in a random year listing. This means our warehouse teams select your coins at random once your payment has processed. You’ll receive coins based upon availability at this time. Silver.com cannot guarantee or reserve specific date marks and designs. If you buy multiples it is possible you’ll receive several of the same design and date.
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