The Australian Gold Kangaroo Series is like many of its silver bullion counterparts from the Perth Mint. Introduced in 1986 as the Gold Nugget, the series became the Australian Kangaroo in 1990 at the same time the Perth Mint introduced the Australian Kookaburra as a new silver bullion series. Right now, 2021 1/4 oz Australian Gold Kangaroo Coins are available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in individual acrylic capsules!
- 35th year of issue for the Australian Gold Kangaroo!
- Limited mintage of only 150,000 coins!
- Contains 1/4 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of $25 (AUD) backed by the federal government of Australia.
- Queen Elizabeth II features on the obverse.
- A red kangaroo crouches down in the Outback in the reverse design.
- Art created by Natasha Muhl.
Each of the 2021 1/4 oz Australian Gold Kangaroo Coins available to you in this product listing comes in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. The fractional-ounce weights in the series are all available individually inside of acrylic capsules. The mintage cap set for the 2021 Australian Gold Kangaroo in this weight is just 150,000 coins. This is the same mintage that has been applied to several recent issues of the coin.
Although the Perth Mint has a relatively high mintage cap for this weight, recent releases of the coin have seen demand fall well short of reaching that maximum. The 2018 version in this weight had the same mintage cap and sold just 25,775 coins, while the 2019 release had the same cap as well, but sold only 11,220 gold coins.
Queen Elizabeth II is found on the obverse side of 2021 1/4 oz Australian Gold Kangaroo Coins. This is the sixth-generation effigy of Her Majesty to feature on Australian coins and is based on the fifth-generation British design created for the Royal Mint of England in 2015. The bust of the Queen captures the longest-reigning British monarch at the age of 89.
A red kangaroo is depicted in the reverse field of the 2021 1/4 oz Australian Gold Kangaroo Coin. This design shows the kangaroo crouched down near Waratah and Kangaroo Paw plants, both of which are native to the Australian continent. The red kangaroo is one of four subspecies of the large marsupial and is the largest and most common member of the species.
Founded in 1899, the Perth Mint is the oldest operating mint in Australia. Originally opened to serve as a Royal Mint branch facility alongside the Sydney Mint and Melbourne Mint, it is the only one still in operation and is older than even the new sovereign mint of Australia, the Royal Australian Mint.
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