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Kangaroo 1oz Gold Coin 2016


2,000.00 €

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Perth Mint
Perth Mint

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 2016 1 oz Australia Kangaroo gold coin is the current bullion coin of the Kangaroo / Nugget series, which has been produced since 1986. Over the years it has blossomed into one of the best-selling gold bullion coins in the world. Its beautiful designs are just as popular among collectors and investors alike. The Kangaroo has a high purity level of 999.9/ 1000, making it a 24 carat gold coin.


Alloy & sizes 

Due to the high purity level of 999.9/ 1000, the 2016 1 oz Australian Kangaroo is considered a 24K gold coin. Made up of almost one hundred percent gold, the gold coin is corrosion-resistant and retains its color even after many years. A negative connotation is of course, that gold is a very soft material and thus is not as scratch resistant as some other metals.


Sizes, weights & ratings

Size Fineweight Thickness Diameter Nominal Value
1 Unze 31.103 g 2.65 mm 32.10 mm 100 AUD



The history of the "Australian Kangaroo" is a little turbulent, so we must go back a bit. In light of the ban on South African Krugerrand imports in 1986, the Royal Perth Mint decided to launch its own bullion coin onto the market. The Australian gold rush, which CAPTIVATED the entire country in the 18th century, became the theme of the series. Since 1986, the designs featured famous nuggets that were found on the Australian continent. Unfortunately, although beautifully made, the series and the designs did not result in resounding success, and in 1989 the series was given a new theme, showcasing the kangaroo design. This would prove not only to be a stroke of luck, but was very well planned from a marketing perspective. Animal designs are much more emotional, and therefore investors are more inclined to choose them. 

The name "Nugget" was retained when the new design was introduced, and received the addition of "Kangaroo". Until 2007, the name was printed as "THE AUSTRALIAN NUGGET". From 2008, the name "Nugget" was removed from the gold coins, and the inscription from this point on was "AUSTRALIAN KANGAROO". Nevertheless, the "Nugget" impressed so many investors worldwide, that the gold coin retains the name to this day. 

The design of the Australian Kangaroo gold coin changes annually, so  the current uncirculated design shows the proof version of the previous year.



The 2016 1 oz Australian Kangaroo features a simple kangaroo design. Furthermore,  like all other vintages, the knurling is equipped with a grooved edge and embossed rim.


Rear design 

The reverse of the 2016 Australian Kangaroo gold coin is illustrated with a simple design, showing the kangaroo turning towards an outline of its own shadow, or another kangaroo. Above the design, "AUSTRALIAN KANGAROO" is inscribed along the rim. Just to the right of the design is the mint mark "P", which stands for Perth Mint. The date of mintage, "2016" is indicated along the bottom rim of the coin, along with the fine weight and purity value "9999", plus the designation "gold".


Front design 

As with Commonwealth gold coins, the obverse changes only when the representation of the Regent is updated, or when a new King/ Queen ascends the throne in the United Kingdom. Queen Elizabeth II is featured this year. Her profile is shown to be wearing a tiara and earrings. Under the design, the initials of the artist, "Ian Rankbroadley", who produced the portrait of the Queen, can be seen. Furthermore, the name of the regent "ELIZABETH II", the country "AUSTRALIA" and the denomination is featured on the obverse.


Advantages & Disadvantages 

The advantages of the 2016 1 oz Australian Kangaroo are that firstly, it is pure gold and the gold coin thus does not corrode. Secondly, it has a relatively small surcharge, as no other noble metals are used and they will be minted in large quantities. A disadvantage that is quite clear is the low scratch resistance, due to the softness of gold, which would occur from removing the 2016 Kangaroo from its protective packaging too often. Please see the summary for further advantages and disadvantages of gold bullion coins.


Advantages & Disadvantages of gold bullion coins 


  • Relatively safeguarded against crisis 
  • Tradable worldwide 
  • Storable in a small space 
  • EASY to convert into money


The special features of the series 

+ Between 1986 and 1988, the designs featured famous nuggets. From 1989, kangaroos were introduced. 

+ Since 2008, the official name has been "Australian Kangaroo" 

+ The largest gold coin in the world is the "Red Kangaroo" and comes from the same series, weighing 1 ton.


Manufacturer Royal Perth Mint 

The Royal Perth Mint is a former branch of the British Royal Mint. The foundation stone was laid in 1896, and it began operating three months later. The Sovereign is considered to be one of its most famous products, which was coined in 5 other countries around the world as well as Australia. Other Sovereign mints in Australia were Sydney and Melbourne.


Tips when purchasing 

As with all other gold bullion coins, there are also things to consider when purchasing the 2016 1 oz Australian Kangaroo, in order to obtain maximum value for money. The surcharge is particularly important to consider, which can vary due to several conditions.


Surcharge and costs

The surcharge on THE gold price has meant that the cost of a 2016 1 oz Australian Kangaroo has increased by up to 5%. The surcharge is made up of the minting costs, charged by the minting site. Furthermore, the surcharge contains the premiums levied by the seller. For this reason, the price of the Australia Kangaroo may vary from provider to provider. 

It should also be noted that the additional cost may depend on the vintage and the maintenance rate. Current Australian Kangaroo coins such as as the new 2016 vintage are generally offered at a higher surcharge as the coins are "fresh from the mint". Further to this, if you are considering purchasing smaller Kangaroo coins under 1 oz, it should be noted that as the weight falls, the premiums will rise. The reason for this is the additional expenditure in production.  For the same quantity of gold, a 1/10 oz gold coin must be minted ten times more than a 1 oz Kangaroo gold coin.


Tax exemption 

The 2016 1 oz Australian Kangaroo meets all the criteria to be classified as gold bullion coin. The following paragraph notes all the necessary criteria leading to exemption from VAT. In Germany, the paragraph § 25c UStG (VAT law) governs. 


  • It may not exceed more than 80 % of the open market value.
  • It must have a minimum purity level of 900/ 1000.
  • The gold coin must have been minted after the 1800's.
  • It must be or have been legal tender in the country of manufacture.



Product details 

  • Manufacturer: Royal Perth Mint
  • Country of origin: Australia
  • Karat: 24 K
  • Gold: 99.9%
  • Purity: 999.9/ 1000
  • Alloy: Gold
  • Weights: 1 oz
  • Scratch resistance: poor
Metal Gold
Form Gold Coin
Country of Origin Australia
Manufacturer Perth Mint
Series Australian Kangaroo
Purity 999.9/1000
Fineweight 31.10 gram
Gross Weight 31.10 gram
Denomination (oz) 1 oz
Year of issue 2016
Grade Brilliant
Condition Circulated
Face value 100 AUD
Thickness 2.80 mm
Diameter 32.60 mm
Mintage 221817
Packaging single in capsule
Packaging Unit 20 per roll
Large Packaging 2 100 per box
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