The latest sovereign coin program from the Perth Mint in Australia has arrived, and it boasts the same high quality and guaranteed purity of all the other coins produced in the nation’s finest minting facility. Like other coins series from the Perth Mint, these coins are available in various weights and will have different mintage levels set by the refinery. Right now, the 2016 ½ oz Gold Australian Kangaroo Coin is available courtesy of Silver.com.
- Maximum mintage of only 100,000 coins! See historical Perth Gold Kangaroo mintages.
- Coins ship to you in an acrylic capsule courtesy of the Perth Mint.
- Consists of one-half troy ounce of .9999 fine gold.
- Face value of $50 (AUD) is fully backed by Australia’s government.
- Features the latest Australian Kangaroo design.
- Ships in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
The Gold Australian Kangaroo series is unlike any other available from the Perth Mint, or any other global mint. The bullion coins are available in a total of five weights, ranging from 1 kilogram and 1 oz, to fractional weights of ½ oz, ¼ oz, and 1/10 oz. Interestingly, the Perth Mint will use the same design features on the four lowest weights, but a different design on the 1 kilogram coin.
Among the coins in the series, the 2016 ½ oz Gold Australian Kangaroo coin will have the lowest mintage available. While the 1 kilogram and 1 oz coins have unlimited mintage, the Perth Mint has capped production of the ½ oz coin at a program-low 100,000 coins for the worldwide market.
On the reverse face of these coins are two kangaroos. One of the kangaroos is easily visible in the foreground, resting on its haunches and looking back over its shoulder. The other kangaroo is represented by a silhouette that is finished in a frosted appearance. Engravings include “Australian Kangaroo” along the top, and the year of minting, weight, purity, and metal content below.
The obverse face features Ian Rank-Broadley’s image of Queen Elizabeth II. His right-profile portrait of Her Majesty has appeared on British and Australian coins since 1988 when it was created, and represents the fourth update to her image on coins across the former British Empire.
If you have any questions about these brilliant new coins, please don’t hesitate to ask. Silver.com associates are available at 888-989-7223, online using our live web chat, and through our email address. If you are looking for similar items, be sure to check out our full selection of Gold Perth Kangaroos.