Australian Gold Kangaroo Coins
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The Perth Mint was established in 1899. Although it started out as one of three Australian branches of the Royal Mint, it is now under the authority of the government of Western Australia. Today, it is responsible for the production of Australian circulation coinage and various precious metals bullion products like coins and bars.
Perth Mint Gold Coins are Guaranteed by the Australian Government
Many successful silver and gold bullion coin programs have emerged from the Perth Mint, such as the Gold Kangaroos sold here, as well as the Kookaburra Series, Lunar Series, and the Koala series.
The Australian Gold Kangaroo Coins are among the most illustrious bullion gold coins produced by the Perth Mint. Featuring annually changing designs, these official Australian gold bullion coins have become mainstays in both gold coin collections as well as with physical precious metal investment portfolios.
Although this popular gold coin series was originally launched as the Australian Gold Nugget in 1986, it took on the moniker of Kangaroo Coins in 1989 when the designs were changed to portray Australia’s favorite and most identifiable marsupial. This move aimed to represent Australia with a much more iconic symbol, and none beats out the Kangaroo in this regard.
Gold Kangaroo Coins are Purchased Around the World
The portrayal of these lovable marsupials, in conjunction with the quality and finesse everyone has come to expect of the Perth Mint resulted in a coin series that ignited a spark in the precious metals market. Seeing the success of this official gold bullion coin series, many other countries soon followed suit with their own coin offerings.
Every gold coin in the Kangaroo Gold Coin Series enjoys legal tender status in Australia and bears a face value guaranteed by the government (yet they are actively traded base don their overall gold content, gold bullion value, government guarantee, and seignorage fee premium). These gold coins are all struck using varying weights of .9999 gold bullion. To date, The Perth Mint has released 1/20 oz, 1/10 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/2 oz, 1 oz, 2 oz, 10 oz, and 1 kg variants of these coins.
1 Tonne Gold Kangaroo Coin Record Size Gold Coin
Recently there was a release that vaulted both the Gold Australian Kangaroo Coins and The Perth Mint into leagues of their own – the 2012 1 tonne gold coin – the largest gold coin ever struck. This 1 tonne gold coin still holds the Guinness World Record for the largest gold coin with a weight over 31,150 troy ounces, and is on display at Perth Mint’s Gold Exhibition.
Although gigantic in size, the one tonne gold coin was minted carefully to adhere to the standards of Australian Gold Kangaroos – ensuring that no detail goes awry.
The reverse sides of Kangaroo Gold Coins bear an annually changing design revolving around the Kangaroo. These marsupials have been depicted hopping, streaking across the outback, looking around, standing in groups, and so much more with close to 3 decades worth of Kangaroo coin releases.
On the other hand, the obverses mimic circulation coinage in Australia and always feature the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. The present portrait of the Queen has been in use since 1998; Ian Rank-Broadley, a celebrated designer, fashioned it for use on legal tender coins in Australia.
Choose from our broad selection of Australian Gold Kangaroos and complete your coin sets with authentic coins straight from Perth Mint. These legal tender bullion gold coins from down under also make excellent additions to precious metals portfolios – adding 0.9999 pure gold to your investments, while also procuring quality government-backed gold coins from Australia’s premier mint at the same time.