The Australian Gold Kangaroo round, also known as the Australian Gold Nugget, is a popular bullion coin produced by the Perth Mint in Australia. The coin features a unique design that highlights Australia’s rich cultural heritage and natural beauty, specifically showcasing the iconic kangaroo, a beloved symbol of the country.
History and Background: The Australian Gold Kangaroo was first introduced in 1986 by the Perth Mint. Initially, the coin series was known as the Australian Gold Nugget due to its design featuring various gold nuggets found in Australia. However, in 1990, the design was changed to feature the kangaroo, Australia’s most recognizable marsupial.
Design: The obverse of the Australian Gold Kangaroo coin portrays the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, which is the standard design for Australian currency. The reverse design, however, changes annually and features different depictions of kangaroos in their natural habitat. These designs often incorporate intricate details and showcase the exceptional craftsmanship of the Perth Mint.