2022 Australian Gold Kangaroos
|Weight (Au, Ag, Pt):||1 ozt|
|Minted by:||Perth Mint|
|Coins Per Tube:||N/A|
|Sell to Us:||Spot + $15|
The 2022 1-ounce Gold Kangaroo Coin from the Perth Mint is a stunning design that highlights its 99.99% pure gold content. This brilliant coin is considered legal tender by the Australian government and has a face value of $100 AUD. With its high gold content and legal tender status, the 1-ounce Gold Kangaroo Coin is an excellent way to diversify an investment portfolio.
The history of the Gold Kangaroo originates in 1986 when it was first introduced by the Gold Corporation (today’s Perth Mint) as the Australian Gold Nugget due to its depiction of an Aussie lump of gold on its reverse face. In 1989, the reverse image was replaced by a more iconic Australian image, the red kangaroo, intended to celebrate Australia’s most famous marsupial. Every year since 1999, the coin design is updated, promoting collectability because of each year’s unique characteristics.
Displays a kangaroo and its joey bouncing across Australian flatlands with two small hills on the horizon. The design also incorporates the inscription "Australian Kangaroo," The Perth Mint's traditional "P" mint mark, the 2022 year-date, and the weight and purity. The reverse of this 1 oz coin also includes a security feature in the form of a micro-laser engraved letter within each coins' inscription which is only detectable under a magnifying glass.
The obverse side of the coin features the sixth portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to appear on Australian coins since 1952 shows the Queen wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem, recalling the Raphael Maklouf portrayal adopted in 1985. Each coin is issued as Australian legal tender. Also depicted are the coin’s monetary denomination “100 DOLLARS” as well as the words “AUSTRALIA” and “ELIZABETH II”. The royal crown is gently nestled into the Queen’s wavy golden hair, and every individual facial feature from her eyebrows to her lips to her nose are sculpted in perfect likeness. The imagery of the Queen is common to all Australian coinage and indicates the backing of the Australian government.
A 1-kilogram Australian Gold Kangaroo is 75.6 mm in diameter and 13.9 mm thick.
A 1-ounce Australian Gold Kangaroo is 32.6 mm in diameter and 2.8 mm thick.
A 1/2-ounce Australian Gold Kangaroo is 25.6 mm in diameter and 2.4 mm thick.
A 1/4-ounce Australian Gold Kangaroo is 20.6 mm in diameter and 2 mm thick.
A 1/10-ounce Australian Gold Kangaroo is 16.6 mm in diameter and 1.5 mm thick.