Featuring the iconic Kangaroo, these coins are loved by investors and collectors alike for their .9999 fine Gold content and changing designs.
It contains 1 oz of .9999 fine Gold.
It comes in a protective plastic capsule. Multiples of 100 are packaged in a sealed box.
Eligible for Precious Metals IRAs.
Obverse: Portrays Jody Clark likeness of Queen Elizabeth II, as well as the coin’s monetary denomination.
Reverse: Features a kangaroo standing on a mound of grass with a sun and stylized trees as a backdrop. Also included is the year of issue, weight, and purity of the coin.
Guaranteed by The Perth Mint.
Display your Gold Kangaroo in style by adding an attractive presentation box or coin bezel to your order.
The Gold Kangaroo offers an unrivaled combination of quality and fascinating wildlife design, which brings this Gold bullion coin series to life. Add the 2019 1 oz Gold Australian Kangaroo coin to your cart today!
The Gold Kangaroo series was originally the Gold Nugget series minted by the Perth Mint, beginning in 1986. The reverse images featured various Gold Nuggets from 1986 to 1989, until the design was changed in 1989 to feature the kangaroo, which was more symbolic of Australia. Minted in denominations of 1/20 oz, 1/10 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/2 oz, 1 oz, and 1-kilo sizes, these coins have legal tender status in Australia. A significant appeal for collectors is the fact that the designs of these beautiful coins change each year, differentiating them from many other popular Gold sovereign coins. This is the first year featuring the new Jody Clark effigy of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse.
The kangaroo is the most instantly recognizable wildlife symbol of Australia. The world’s largest marsupial, females carry their infants around in their pouch for two months after being born. These young kangaroos, called joeys, will stay close to their mothers until about eight months of age.
Red Kangaroos hop along on their powerful hind legs and do so at tremendous speed and with incredible grace. In fact, a red kangaroo can reach speeds of over 35 miles per hour! Their massive gait allows them to cover 25 feet in a single leap. The male kangaroos are larger than the females and sometimes fight over potential mates by leaning back on their tails and boxing each other with their strong hind legs.
Production of the 1 oz Australian Gold Kangaroo
Gold Australian Kangaroo coins first appeared in 1987. Produced by The Perth Mint in West Australia, the 2019 1 oz Gold Kangaroo coin is made from .9999 fine bullion, weighing 1 troy ounce. Both a refinery and a world-renowned maker of coinage, The Perth Mint runs one of the grandest Gold refinery operations anywhere on the globe. It is listed on the London Bullion Market Association’s Good Delivery list and has been for many years.
While most commonly found in Australia, kangaroos are popular throughout the world. Native species of this marsupial can also be found in New Guinea, Tasmania and several other islands in the same region of the Pacific Ocean. Fossils of extinct species of kangaroos have been discovered, as well. Both giant kangaroos and tiny kangaroos with fangs have been found during excavations in Australia. This rich history only adds to the mystique and collectible value of these Gold bullion coins.
New Designs on Kangaroo Gold Bullion Coins
With each passing year, the depiction of kangaroos on the Kangaroo Gold bullion coins is updated, making them extremely popular with collectors and those enthusiastic about Australian history. Surrounding the new, exclusive design on the 2019 Gold Kangaroo coin is the phrase, “Australian Kangaroo,” embedded with a “P” mintmark, which adds security and indicates the location of production. The date of issue, 1 oz weight and .9999 fineness of the Gold are also recognized.
The obverse reflects the profile of Queen Elizabeth II. The portrait of Her Majesty was designed by Ian Rank-Broadly and has appeared on many coins issued through the years. Face value of 100 dollars is also struck on the obverse. Gold Kangaroo 1 oz coins are considered non-circulating legal tender within Australia, authorized by 1965’s Australian Currency Act.
Grass, flowers, and leaves make up most of the diet of the animal depicted on the 2019 1 oz Gold Kangaroo Australian coin.