The most iconic gold coin series from the Perth Mint is the Australian Gold Kangaroo. Introduced in 1986 as the Australian Gold Nugget, it predates the equally popular Australian Silver Kookaburra by four years and uses the same approach to coin design. Investors buying gold in this series will note that the mint uses a new image of the kangaroo species on the reverse of these coins each year. Now, 2020 1/4 oz Australian Gold Kangaroo Coins are available to you for purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Coins arrive inside of protective acrylic capsules!
- 34th available year for the Australian Gold Kangaroo coins!
- Limited mintage of only 150,000 coins!
- Contains 1/4 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold in BU condition.
- Issued a face value of $25 (AUD) by Australia.
- The obverse depicts Queen Elizabeth II in right-profile relief.
- On the reverse is the image of an adult kangaroo and a joey on a grassy plain.
- Aleysha Howarth created the 2020 reverse design.
The Perth Mint issues mintage caps to each of the three fractional-weight Australian Gold Kangaroo coins. While the 1 oz and 1 Kilo coins have unlimited mintage figures through the end of 2020, the fractional-weight coins have limits. The 1/4 oz Gold Kangaroo has long been capped at just 150,000 coins per year.
Demand for the 1/4 oz Australian Gold Kangaroo has dropped significantly in recent years. From 2015 to 2018, the 1/4 oz Gold Kangaroo saw sales figures hover around 25,000 coins per year. The peak sales figure in this period came in 201 when sales totaled 26,613 coins. In 2019, the 1/4 oz Gold Kangaroo dropped sharply to a total of just 11,220 coins.
On the reverse of 2020 1/4 oz Australian Gold Kangaroo Coins is the image of two red kangaroos. In the foreground, there is an adult kangaroo standing on its hind legs and balancing with its powerful tail. The kangaroo is alert to any threats around with its ears perked and eyes fixed on an object in the distance. In the background, there is a smaller joey standing nearby on the grassy plains.
The obverse of 2020 Australian Gold Kangaroo Coins features the latest effigy of Queen Elizabeth II for Australian coins. The right-profile portrait featured here was created for Australian coinage by Jody Clark and is the first on an Australian coin since 1966 to include the Her Majesty’s neckline and shoulders in the portrait.
These 2020 1/4 oz Australian Gold Kangaroos are available individually with a protective acrylic capsule. Each individual coin is available in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
We encourage JM Bullion customers to call us with questions at 800-276-6508. We are also available to you on the web through our live chat service and email address option.