1 oz. Australian Gold Nugget (Gold Kangaroo)
Bullion Coin





In 1987, one year after the U.S. Mint introduced the American Eagle gold bullion coins, the Perth Mint introduced its first gold bullion coin - the Australian Gold Nugget.

The coins have legal tender status in Australia and they are one of few legal tender bullion coins in the world that annually changes its design.

In 1987, when the Gold Nugget bullion coin was originally released, each of the individual sized coins, reverse side, had a design to itself of a Gold Nugget, found in Australia.

For instance, for the first three years the 1 oz. Gold Nugget Bullion coin was minted, on the reverse side was the"Welcome Stranger" Gold Nugget found in 1869.





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Gold Nugget to Gold Kangaroo
A
Change in Design,
then Name

In 1990, the design on the reverse side of the gold bullion coin changed to the "Australian Kangaroo."

In addition, each year the 1oz. and fractionally sized gold bullion coins receive a new design of a Kangaroo.

Ultimately, in 2008, the Perth Mint changed the bullion coin's name from "The Australian Nugget" to the "Australian Kangaroo."

Due to the gold bullion coin's proof-like finish and its limited mintage figures, this bullion coin has the potential to appreciate beyond the value of its gold content.





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Design of the
1 oz. Australian Gold Nugget
(Kangaroo) Bullion Coin


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Obverse

one oz gold kangaroo

The obverse side of the Australian Gold Nugget (Gold Kangaroo) bullion coin displays the profile of her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

The profile of Queen Elizabeth II was designed by Ian Rank-Broadley.

His initials "IRB" are inscribed directly below the Queen's neck.

"ELIZABETH II" and "AUSTRALIA" are displayed around the upper perimeter of the gold bullion coin.

The face value of "100 DOLLARS" is inscribed along the bottom perimeter of the bullion coin.








Reverse

one oz gold kangaroo

The words "AUSTRALIAN KANGAROO" are inscribed across the top of the coin.

Along the bottom of the Australian Gold Kangaroo bullion coin is the coin's Year of Issue, weight of "1OZ" and its purity of "9999 GOLD."

Unlike the Australian Gold Nugget bullion coin, the Gold Kangaroo bullion coin has the Mint Mark of "P", found to the left of the kangaroo (in the first person point of view).

The Mint Mark of "P" represents the Perth Mint.

The edge on the gold bullion coin is Reeded.

Note: The Australian Gold Kangaroo bullion coins are sometimes mistaken for the Australian Lunar Gold Bullion coins.

Both gold bullion coins have .9999 purity, but Lunar coin uses images of different animals from the Chinese calendar each year, instead of the kangaroo.







1 oz. Australian Gold Nugget (Kangaroo)
Coin Information




Introduced:..........1987

Ofcl. Coin Name..."The Australian Nugget" 1987 - 2007

Ofcl. Coin Name..."Australian Kangaroo" 2008 - present

IRA Approved:......Yes

Face Value:..........$100 AUD

Gold Content:.......1 Troy oz. (ozt.)

Total Weight:.......31.10 grams

Purity:.................99.99% / .9999

Karat:..................24 karat

Diameter:............32.10 mm

Thickness:...........2.80 mm

Designers:...........Ian Rank-Broadley (obverse)

Mint Mark:...........1987 - 2007 - No

Mint Mark:...........2008 - Present - Yes

Edge:..................Reeded









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1 oz. Australian Gold Nugget (Kangaroo)
Bullion Coins - Mintage Figures




Year.....Sales......Mintage


1987....131,264....131,264.."Welcome Stranger" nugget found in 1869


1988....128,461....128,461.."Welcome Stranger" nugget found in 1869


1989....189,321....189,321.."Welcome Stranger" nugget found in 1869


1990....300,000....300,000....Grey Kangaroo


1991....130,522....250,000....Grey Kangaroo


1992....111,922....250,000....Common Wallaroo


1993....300,000....300,000....Nailtailed Wallaby


1994....135,876....350,000....Whiptail Wallaby


1995....165,015....350,000....A Standing Kangaroo


1996....286,737....350,000....Mother Kangaroo & Joey


1997....231,013....350,000....Kangaroo Leaping


1998....143,623....350,000....Two Kangaroos


1999....127,051....350,000....Kangaroo Joey


2000....65,556.....350,000....Two Kangaroos Leaping


2001....31,206.....350,000....Kangaroo standing in Grass


2002....44,168.....350,000....Two Kangaroos in front of Australia


2003....46,554.....350,000....Kangaroo Drinking


2004....61,278.....350,000....Two Kangaroos


2005....68,428.....350,000....Kangaroo in front of native plant


2006....49,991.....350,000....Kangaroo Standing


2007....46,891.....350,000....Kangaroo Standing


2008....63,429.....350,000....Kangaroo leaping in Grass


2009....298,016....350,000....Mother Kangaroo w/ Joey in pouch


2010....152,229....350,000....Kangaroos boxing


2011....190,681....350,000....Kangaroo in front of Rising Sun


2012....198,207....350,000....Kangaroo in the Outback with Windmill


2013....341,417....350,000....Kangaroo Standing in the Outback


2014....223,041....unlimited...Kangaroo Standing along fence line


2015....206,743....unlimited...Kangaroo hopping in the Outback


2016....221,817....unlimited...Kangaroo looking back at its Shadow


2017....102,448 ....unlimited...Kangaroo leaping in the Outback


Mintage figures were last updated on 02/17/17, by the Perth Mint





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