For 2017, the Australian Gold Kangaroo coin is back for a 31st consecutive year. First produced in 1986, the coins are well-known today for the image of the beloved kangaroo on the reverse; an image which changes with each new release. The 2017 1 oz Australian Gold Kangaroo Coin is available to purchase today from JM Bullion.
- Ships to you an individual protective plastic capsule or sealed box of 100 coins.
- 32nd design for the Australian Gold Kangaroo Coin.
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold in BU condition.
- Reverse features an all-new kangaroo design.
- Obverse bears the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
The 2017 Australian Gold Kangaroo lineup features primary releases of 1/10 oz, ¼ oz, and ½ oz coins in the bullion version, in addition to these 2017 1 oz Australian Gold Kangaroo coins. While the fractional weight coins have set mintage figures, the Perth Mint has established an unlimited mintage status for the 1 oz coin through the end of the year.
Each 2017 1 oz Australian Gold Kangaroo Coin in this listing is in BU condition. Coins with a BU condition exhibit no signs of wear and tear, though minor flaws are possible and can include breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, or contact marks from the coining process.
On the obverse of each coin you’ll find the image of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty’s effigy is featured on the obverse of Australian coinage each year, with a right-profile design preferred in those portraits. The design used on these coins comes from Ian Rank-Broadley, and was created in 1998.
The reverse of the 2017 1 oz Australian Gold Kangaroo Coin includes the image of a kangaroo as it hops along the Outback. Kangaroos have a unique motion, but their movement is flawed in some ways. For example, kangaroos are not capable of moving backward with any degree of ease.
Perth Mint is responsible for the coining of all Australian Gold Kangaroo products. The mint was opened in 1899 as a Royal Mint facility by the British, but today is owned by the state government of Western Australia. The Currency Act of 1965 established the Royal Australian Mint as the sovereign mint and gave Perth Mint coins legal tender status.
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