Australia has a variety of iconic animal species, but none is more near-and-dear to the people than the kangaroo. The largest marsupial in the world, the kangaroo is a unique species with large, powerful hind legs and a muscular tail that allows it to balance while hopping across the outback. Right now, the 2016 1/10 oz Royal Australian Gold Kangaroo Coin is available from JM Bullion.
- Latest kangaroo design from the Royal Australian Mint.
- Arrives in an individual plastic assay card.
- Contains 1/10 oz of .9999 pure gold.
- Bears a face value of $10 (AUD) backed by the federal government.
- Includes the kangaroo design from the original copper penny.
- Queen Elizabeth II’s portrait on the obverse.
- Sovereign coin of Australia.
Kangaroo designs are popular in Australia. The Perth Mint has released numerous coins over time with the creature on the reverse, and this particular design from the Royal Australian Mint comes from one of the most popular coins in Australian history, the copper penny.
This coin design incorporates elements from the original 1964 copper penny. The leaping kangaroo and commonwealth star are reborn on this coin, and joined by the inclusion of leaves from the Tasmanian Blue Gum.
On the reverse face of the coin you’ll find the new kangaroo design, combining the aforementioned elements from the copper penny and new features into a beautiful, unique design. The coin’s nation of issue, year of issue, weight, purity, and metal content are included.
The obverse bears the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley, this is the fourth-generation depiction of the Queen to appear on British and Australian coinage since her ascension to the throne in 1952.
Following decades of coin production by British Royal Mint facilities, the Royal Australian Mint opened as the sovereign mint of the nation in 1965. The mint took over production of circulation currency for the nation from Royal Mint facilities in Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth. The Royal Australian Mint is located in Canberra.
Please direct your questions about these coins to a JM Bullion associate at 800-276-6508. You can also connect with us online using our live web chat or reach out to us at any time via our email address. If you are looking for similar products, check out our selection of Australian Gold Coins.