Since its introduction with a 1987 date mark, the Australian Gold Kangaroo Series has offered investors a 1 oz gold coin with several fractional-ounce options. The largest of these fractional-ounce coins, and one available since 1987, is the 1/2 oz gold coin. Once again offered in 2022, the 1/2 oz Gold Kangaroo comes with the lowest mintage cap in the series. Right now, 2022 1/2 oz Australian Gold Kangaroo Coins are available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in individual protective capsules!
- 36th year of release in the Australian Gold Kangaroo Series!
- Limited mintage of only 100,000 coins!
- Contains 1/2 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of $50 (AUD) backed by the federal government.
- Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse.
- Leaping kangaroos on the reverse.
- Artwork from Neil Hollis.
Each 2022 1/2 oz Australian Gold Kangaroo listed here is available to you in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. All coins in this series come individually housed in protective capsules, with each of the 1/2 oz gold coins packaged as such. The 1/2 oz Gold Kangaroo is one of three weights with a set mintage limit. With just 100,000 coins to be produced at maximum, the 1/2 oz coin has the lowest mintage cap.
Recent years suggest that the 1/2 oz Gold Kangaroo will not surpass this mintage limit. The Perth Mint strikes the coins as needed up to that mintage cap, rather than striking 100,000 coins in advance. The highest recent sales figure reported in this weight came in 2018 when 19,868 coins were sold in the 1/2 oz weight. The mintage cap that year was also set at 100,000 coins.
Queen Elizabeth II is on the obverse side of the 2022 Australian Gold Kangaroo. This effigy of the Queen was created in 2015 by Jody Clark and first appeared on the coins of the Royal Mint of England. With the Her Majesty’s neckline and shoulders included in the portrait, Perth Mint offers a broader view of the Queen on Australian coinage for the first time since 1966. In this design, she wears the George IV State Diadem Crown.
Leaping kangaroos feature on the reverse of 2022 1/2 oz Gold Kangaroo Coins. Designed by Neil Hollis, the field shows an adult kangaroo with its young joey as the pair hops across a grassy plain. There are small hills in the distant background field.
If you have any questions about these gold coins for sale, please feel free to ask. JM Bullion customer service is available at 800-276-6508, online using our live chat, and via our email address.