Nugget/Kangaroo 1oz Gold Coin 1996
Founded in 1899 in Perth, Australia. The Perth Mint holds the world record to mint the biggest gold coin with 1012 kg. Globally loved by investors for their high quality and wide range of investment and collectors coins.
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The 1996 The Gold Kangaroo published by Australia's oldest mint, Perth Mint. Established in 1899, Australia decided to manufacture their own coins after the import ban of Krugerrands in 1986.
The coins have become world famous for their high purity level, and their beautiful designs. Along with the Chinese Gold Panda, the Australian Kangaroo/Nugget coins are one of the few legal tender bullion coins that change their design each year.
Coins published up until 1989, featured images of the famous gold nuggets found on the continent during the 1800’s till 1980. However in 1989, the image was changed to that of the recognisable Kangaroo, an animal native to Australia. However, coins have also featured the closely related Wallaroos and Wallabies. The change over to using an image of an animal made the coin more marketable, and appealing to investors and collectors.
The 1996 1oz coin features the image of a Kangaroo standing, looking over its right shoulder. There is a joey sitting to the left, facing forward. The weight, purity, year, and ‘The Australian Nugget’ is inscribed around the edge.
The obverse of the coin features a right facing effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, which was designed by sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley.
Size Fineweight Diameter Thickness Nominal Value
1oz 31.10g 32.10mm 2.6.mm 100 AUD
Manufacturer: Perth Mint
Country of origin: Australia
Weigh: 31.10 grams
Karat: 24 K
Fineness: 999.9 / 1000
Alloy: Gold Alloy
Scratch resistance: Poor
More information about the Australian Nugget/Kangaroo series click to the Australian Kangaroo Gold Coin Series Category
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