The Australian Gold Kangaroo is the longest running coin series from the Perth Mint, though it has undergone a name and design change once in its now-30-year history. Originally introduced as the Gold Nugget, these coins feature a new kangaroo design on the reverse each year. Numismatists buying gold can get the 1/20 oz Australian Gold Nugget-Kangaroo Coin online now from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in a protective plastic capsule.
- Available from the Perth Mint since 1986!
- Contains 1/20 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold in BU condition.
- Face value of $5 (AUD) is fully backed by Australia’s government.
- Obverse features the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse bears the image of either a gold nugget or kangaroo.
Australian Gold Kangaroo coins debuted in 1986 as the Australian Gold Nugget coin. They originally featured a changing image a gold nugget to symbolize the nation’s natural gold reserves, but after 1989 the design was changed to feature the well-known kangaroo instead.
Each of the 1/20 oz Australian Gold Nugget-Kangaroo coins in this product listing are in BU condition. Coins in this condition have no signs of wear and tear, however you may notice minor flaws including breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, or contact marks resulting from the production process.
The reverse of the 1/20 oz Australian Gold Nugget-Kangaroo Coin bears one of two images. Coins from 1986 to 1989 feature a golden nugget, symbolizing the gold rush of Western Australia in the 19th century. Coins from 1990 onward feature the image of a kangaroo, an internationally recognized symbol of Australia. The kangaroo design changes with each passing year of issue.
On the obverse of all Australian Gold Nugget-Kangaroo coins you’ll find the image of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty’s effigy has appeared on the obverse of Australian coinage since her ascension to the throne of England. Coins from 1998 onward feature a depiction created by Ian Rank-Broadley as the fourth-generation image of the Queen. Previous issues from 1986 to 1997 include the third-generation portrait of Her Majesty.
In this product listing, JM Bullion guarantees you’ll receive a 1/20 oz Australian Gold Nugget-Kangaroo coin that is in BU condition. However, we cannot guarantee the year of issue and design on the coin you receive. The exact coin you receive is dependent upon availability in our warehouse when your order is processed for shipping.
The Perth Mint is located in the city of Perth, Western Australia. Opened in 1899, just three years before Australian federation, it was originally a Royal Mint facility under British colonial control. Today it is a state-owned entity of Western Australia and operates independently of the Royal Australian Mint.
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