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A brilliant, high relief coin, the Australian Kangaroo Gold Coin celebrates the country’s cultural heritage and indigenous wildlife, making it a collector favorite the world over.

The Australian Kangaroo Gold Coin: An Emblem of Past and Present

Featuring a profile of Queen Elizabeth II with perfectly coiffed hair, a tiara, and a demure expression on her face on its obverse and a red kangaroo, often hopping about the wild outback, on its reverse, the Gold Kangaroo coin pays homage to the old European country that settled and bestowed much of its culture and traditions on Australia—Great Britain—while at the same time honoring the magnificent and uniquely Australian creature that is associated with the exotic Land Down Under. Each year, the design of the kangaroo changes, which, combined with their limited yearly mintage, has the potential to make them even more valuable than their weight in gold. The Gold Kangaroo is an excellent addition to any investor’s collection!

The Australian Kangaroo Gold Coin: Collected for Nearly 30 Years

Australia’s oldest operating mint, the Perth Mint first issued the Gold Kangaroo coin in 1987; only then, it was called the Australian gold nugget—perhaps in reference to Australia’s storied gold mining history and extensive collection of gold nuggets. In 1989, the Mint opted to place the country’s unofficial symbol on the reverse instead. Struck in brilliant high relief display, released in limited mintages, and guaranteed 0.9999 pure gold, Gold Kangaroo coins are highly sought-after by collectors and investors in Australia, the United States, and across the globe.

Interesting Facts about the Australian Kangaroo Gold Coin

  • The red kangaroo is the largest living marsupial in the world and the only large animal that moves by hopping.
  • In addition to featuring the kangaroo on the gold coin, Australia depicts the creature on other currency, such as the one-dollar coin, and on its coat of arms.
  • Kangaroos are so popular in Australia that sports teams use them as their mascot, major businesses as their logo, and films and TV shows as their star.


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Australian Kangaroo Gold Coin Specs:

These coins come in typical sizes of: 1 oz, ½ oz, ¼ oz, 1/10 oz, and 1/20 oz.
Limited quantities of other sizes are available: 2 oz, 10 oz, and 32.15 oz (1 kilo).
Each coin is guaranteed .9999 pure gold.
Face values vary, and are denominated in Australian dollars.
Limited mintage each year.
Proof coins authenticated by the Perth Mint.

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