Kangaroo designs from Australian mints have captured the imagination of numismatists since the first designs from the Royal Australian Mint in 1993. The latest series of Gold Kangaroo designs from RAM have been released, with unique imagery and various weights available for purchase. Right now, the 2016 1 oz Royal Australian Gold Kangaroo coin is available on JM Bullion.
- New design from the Royal Australian Mint!
- Arrives in an individual assay card.
- Contains 1 oz of .9999 pure gold.
- Bears a face value of $100 (AUD) backed by the federal government of Australia.
- Unique kangaroo design on the reverse.
- Queen Elizabeth II’s effigy on the obverse.
- Sovereign coin of Australia.
The kangaroo is perhaps the most iconic native species from the Australian continent. Recognized as the largest marsupial in the world, the kangaroo actually consists of four different subspecies on the continent.
Royal Australian Mint kangaroo coins have been available in varying designs since 1993. This design for the 2016 Gold Kangaroo is all new, and differs from that in use on the silver version of the coin for this year.
On the reverse face of the coin you’ll find the image familiar image of a kangaroo leaping across the coin’s face. Included in the design is the commonwealth star of Australia, an engraving of the word “Australia,” and the coin’s year of issue, weight, purity, and metal content.
The obverse includes the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley, this depiction is the fourth-generation representation of Her Majesty to appear on commonwealth coinage since she ascended to the throne in 1952. Simple engravings of “Elizabeth II,” “Australia,” and “100 Dollars” accompany her effigy.
As the official sovereign mint of the Australian federal government, the Royal Australian Mint is responsible for the production of all circulation currency for the nation as well as commemorative coinage. The Royal Australian Mint opened in 1965, and was the first facility in the nation not formerly part of the British Royal Mint system.
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