The Perth Mint in Australia is known for producing some of the finest gold bullion coins in the world. One of its latest product lineups is the Australian Gold Kangaroo, a sovereign bullion coin struck in a total of five different weights and featuring .9999 pure gold. Right now, the 2016 1 oz Australian Gold Koala is available for purchase through JM Bullion.
- Each coin ships in an individual mint acrylic capsule.
- Contains 1 troy oz of .9999 pure gold.
- Protect your investment with a 32mm Air-Tite Coin Holders.
- Bears a face value of $100 (AUD) backed by the Australian government.
- Features an all-new 2016 Kangaroo design. See historical Perth Gold Kangaroo mintages.
- Ships in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
Although many native species of the Australian continent are easily recognizable as distinct residents of the country, the kangaroo is perhaps the most popular. The animal is the largest marsupial in the world, and combines a lovable appearance with an extremely muscular body that is stabilized by a strong tail.
Kangaroos serve as symbols for various groups and government agencies in Australia. It not only appears on the official coat of arms for the nation, but is also used as a logo for the Royal Australian Air Force and as a brand image for Quantas Airlines.
On the reverse face of each 2016 1 oz Australian Gold Kangaroo Coin is the image of a kangaroo as it stands, resting on its muscular tail. The background image on the coin is that of a silhouette outlining another kangaroo in the distance. Engravings around the image include “Australian Kangaroo,” and the coin’s year of minting, weight, purity, and metal content.
The obverse face features the right-profile portrait of England’s Queen Elizabeth II, as created by Ian-Rank Broadley. The image is surrounded by Her Majesty’s name, the nation of issue, and the face value of the coin.
Australia’s Perth Mint is the oldest operating facility in the country. Originally opened in 1898 as part of the Royal Mint of London system, it stayed open longer than its predecessors, the Sydney Mint and Melbourne Mint. Although it is not affiliated with the Royal Australian Mint system, under the Currency Act of 1965, its bullion coins enjoy legal-tender status in Australia.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call JM Bullion at 800-276-6508. We’re also available online via our live chat and email services. If you are interested in similar products, be sure to check out our full selection of Australian Gold Coins.