The Gold Kangaroo series gains even more collectible appeal with a limited mintage of just 200,000 of these fractional Gold coins. These coins feature a unique kangaroo design in high quality .9999 fine Gold, providing bullion value as well.
– Contains 1/10 oz of .9999 fine Gold.
– Presented in a plastic capsule.
– Limited mintage of 200,000 coins.
– Obverse: Portrays the Ian Rank-Broadley likeness of Queen Elizabeth II, as well as the coin’s monetary denomination.
– Reverse: Features the classic red kangaroo design bounding across an outback plain along with the inscription “Australian Kangaroo,” the “P” mintmark, date, purity and weight.
Gold Kangaroo coins offer an unrivaled combination of quality, fascinating design and a limited mintage, making this Gold coin a collectible you will want to own. Add the 2017 1/10 oz Gold Australian Kangaroo coin to your cart today!
The Gold Kangaroo series was originally the Gold Nugget series minted by the Perth Mint, beginning in 1986. The reverse images featured various Gold Nuggets from 1986 to 1989, until the design was changed in 1989 to feature the kangaroo, which was more symbolic of Australia. Minted in denominations of 1/20 oz, 1/10 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/2 oz, 1 oz and 1 kilo sizes, these coins have legal tender status in Australia. A significant appeal for collectors is the fact that the designs of these beautiful coins change each year, differentiating them from many other popular Gold sovereign coins.
The kangaroo is the most instantly recognizable wildlife symbol of Australia. The world’s largest marsupial, females carry their infants around in their pouch for two months after being born. These young kangaroos, called joeys, will stay close to their mothers until about eight months of age.
Red Kangaroos hop along on their powerful hind legs and do so at tremendous speed and with incredible grace. In fact, a red kangaroo can reach speeds of over 35 miles per hour! Their massive gait allows them to cover 25 feet in a single leap. The male kangaroos are larger than the females, and sometimes fight over potential mates by leaning back on their tails and boxing each other with their strong hind legs.