The Gold Kangaroos from the Perth Mint are now available in five gold bullion weights each year. When the program debuted in 1986 as the Gold Nugget Series, it offered only 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, and 1/10 oz coins. The 1990 transition to the Gold Kangaroo brought with it a 1 Kilogram coin and a 1/20 oz coin. Over the course of time, weights such as 2 oz and 10 oz gold have been added to the series, only to later be removed. The modern series offers 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/10 oz, and 1 Kilogram gold coins. Right now, 2021 1/2 oz Gold Australian Kangaroos are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in an individual acrylic capsule!
- 35th coin issued in the 1/2 oz Gold Kangaroos!
- Mintage limited to 100,000 coins only!
- Consists of One-Half Troy ounce of .9999 fine gold in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of $50 (AUD) backed by the federal government of Australia.
- The obverse side of the coin includes a bust of Queen Elizabeth II.
- On the reverse is a crouching depiction of the kangaroo.
- Art from Natasha Muhl.
Each of the 2021 1/2 oz Gold Australian Kangaroos available to purchase in this product listing at Silver.com comes with an individual acrylic capsule. The coins here are in Brilliant Uncirculated condition and feature a mintage cap of 100,000 coins. The five coins available in the 2021 Gold Kangaroo release include three weights with mintage caps and two weights with unlimited mintages.
The 1 oz gold and 1 Kilogram gold coins in this listing will be offered with unlimited mintages by the Perth Mint. This means each weight will be struck with this design through 2021 until the point the 2022 design is ready for coining. The 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, and 1/10 oz gold coins each have a mintage cap, with the 1/2 oz gold coin capped at the lowest figure with just 100,000 coins available.
The obverse face of 2021 1/2 oz Gold Australian Kangaroos includes a depiction of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty is featured in right-profile relief in this sixth-generation design from Jody Clark. Mr. Clark created the image in 2015 for the Royal Mint of England and it began to appear on Australian coinage starting in 2019.
On the reverse side of 2021 Gold Australian Kangaroos is an image of the red kangaroo. One of four recognized subspecies of kangaroo, the red kangaroo shown here is crouched on its hind legs with its front arms reaching down to balance it. The Waratah and Kangaroo Paw plants, both native to Australia, are featured in the background field of the design element.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. Silver.com customer service can assist you on the phone at 888-989-7223, online using our live chat, and via our email address.