Among the coin programs offered by the Perth Mint each year, the Gold Australian Kangaroo series is the longest continually offered coin you’ll find. The gold bullion coin series debuted in 1986 as the Gold Nugget, adopting its current design features on the reverse and name of Gold Kangaroo in 1990. Today, 2018 ½ oz Gold Australian Kangaroo Coins are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you sealed in a plastic capsule.
- 29th issue of the Gold Kangaroo coin series!
- Mintage limited to 100,000 coins only!
- Consists of One-Half Troy ounce of .9999 fine gold in BU condition.
- Face value of $50 (AUD) is fully backed by Australia’s government.
- Obverse bears a depiction of Queen Elizabeth II.
- An all-new design with two red kangaroos hopping along is on the reverse.
Gold Australian Kangaroo coins are available in 2018 in five different weights and two different designs. The 1 Kilo gold coin is the standout offering, with a different design that includes the Stuart Devlin depiction of a red kangaroo hopping along the design field with rays of sunlight coming from the background.
The 1 oz gold coin, along with the ½ oz, ¼ oz, and 1/10 oz Gold Australian Kangaroo coins, have the same design. It is new this year and features two red kangaroos. The fractional-weight coins in the selection have limited mintage figures, with the ½ oz coin featuring the lowest mintage at 100,000 coins in total.
All 2018 ½ oz Gold Australian Kangaroo Coins listed here today are in BU condition. Coins in this condition show no signs of wear and tear, though you may notice minor flaws as a result of the production process. These flaws are limited and include potential breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, and contact marks.
The reverse of the 2018 ½ oz Gold Australian Kangaroo Coin features the image of two red kangaroos. The largest members of the marsupial family, these kangaroos are captured as they hop through a rural landscape setting.
On the obverse of all Gold Australian Kangaroo Coins is Queen Elizabeth II’s effigy. Her Majesty is captured on the obverse of all Australian coinage, with her image updated over time to reflect her age more accurately. This is the fourth-generation depiction created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley.
Located in the city of Perth, Western Australia, the Perth Mint was opened as the third and final British Royal Mint location in 1899. Today, it is the only one remaining of the three, and is Australia’s oldest operating facility.
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