The 2017 1 oz Gold Kangaroo coin continues the popular series known for its recognizable wildlife symbol of Australia: the kangaroo. A series that started in 1987, each different coin design promotes collectability through distinguishing characteristics.
Australian Gold Kangaroos are issued in 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/10 oz and 1/20 oz sizes with face values in Australian dollars. In addition to these typical sizes, the Gold Kangaroos have also been released in larger sizes, including 2 oz, 10 oz and 32.15 oz (1 kilo) Gold coins.
Obverse: Portrays Ian Rank-Broadley likeness of Queen Elizabeth II, as well as the coin’s monetary denomination.
Reverse: Features a bounding kangaroo as it crosses the Australian outback, along with the inscription "Australian Kangaroo," the "P" mint mark, date, purity and weight.
Guaranteed by The Perth Mint.
The Australian Gold Kangaroo series of bullion coins was introduced in 1987 by Gold Corp., an entity entirely owned by the Western Australian Government. Issued as Australian legal tender, the Gold Kangaroo is a favorite item among collectors and investors worldwide.
The obverse of the Australian Gold Kangaroo bears a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. However, the reverse has undergone changes since the coin's release. At first, the reverse of these coins depicted an Australian Gold nugget. In 1989, the design changed and instead featured a more widely recognized symbol of Australia: the kangaroo. An iconic representation of the fascinating wildlife inhabiting Australia, the Australian kangaroo brings the Gold Kangaroo bullion coin series to life. The Australian Kangaroo coins vary in design and are meticulously made. Struck from .9999 fine Gold, the Gold Australian Kangaroo is among a few major pure Gold bullion coins that change their reverse design annually. Many of the Gold Kangaroos come individually packaged.