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0.5g Australian Kangaroo "Mini Roo" | Gold | 2012


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The 2012 0.5g Gold Australian Kangaroo "Mini Roo"

The 2012 release of the 0.5g Gold "Mini Roo" continued the extremely successful series that took over the miniature coin market when it was launched by the Perth Mint two years earlier. These delicate button-sized Australian legal tender coins are a tribute to the historic coin facility’s manufacturing expertise, offering collectors the chance to obtain one of the most unique and extremely affordable proof quality gold bullion coins available today. With their 24 karat purity and inspirational design, "Mini Roos" test the limits of the minting process and breathe new life into the Gold Kangaroo bullion coin series.

Why buy 2012 0.5g "Mini Roo" coins?

This brilliant little coin offers a new option to those who might be interested in owning a prestigious gold strike, but are unwilling or unable to invest more in the Australian bullion market.

With the 2012 0.5 g Gold "Mini Roo" the Perth Mint passes the test of printing coins of the tiniest size with flying colours, offering a combination of supreme quality minting and fascinating wildlife design. With this release, you are presented with a golden opportunity to grow your gold collection by leaps and bounds.

Containing only 0.016 troy ounces of the precious metal, the coin features a price that you will find hard to resist. Sealed in delightful presentation packaging, the 2012 0.5g "Mini Roo" makes the ultimate gold gift that will stand the test of time.

Description of 2012 0.5 g "Mini Roo" coins

The 2012 0.5g "Mini Roo" weighs 0.016oz of .9999 pure gold, with a diameter of 11.60 mm, a thickness of 0.70 mm, and a nominal value of AUS$2.

On the obverse of each coin we find Ian Rank-Broadley’s effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The portrait of the Queen is surrounded by the inscriptions "ELIZABETH II," "AUSTRALIA," "2012" and "2 DOLLARS".

The reverse depicts a standing kangaroo with an outback scene behind it, against the background of a bush windmill and water tank. Shown on the reverse of the coin are the inscriptions indicative of the coin’s gold contents and purity: "0.5 GRAM 9999 GOLD" together with the Perth Mint’s historic ‘P’ mintmark.

History of 2012 0.5g "Mini Roo" coins

In a bold display of innovative and "out-of-the-box" thinking, Mini Roo Gold bullion coins made their debut from the Perth Mint in 2010. Since then, they have been issued annually by the renowned Australian Mint, with each new release featuring a different reverse image of a kangaroo created by Perth artist Wade Robinson.

Initially, mintage was listed as unlimited for the new strike, but this never rarely proves to be the case and Gold Mini Roos typically sell out just weeks after they are released, so to avoid disappoint pre-order you Mini Roos at your earliest convenience by contacting

Security of 2012 0.5g "Mini Roo" coins

The Perth Mint houses these striking gold bullion coins in a protective acrylic capsule and presents them in a coloured wallet-sized presentation card. Unlike all other sizes of Gold Kangaroos, there are no frosted or mirror-like surfaces on "Mini Roos".

Nevertheless, the production of these miniature coins, indeed in such detailed relief, precision, and fine finish is an achievement, even for the high-tech minting devices of the Perth Mint. Attempts to counterfeit coins of this size would be both unrealistic and financially unprofitable.

Buying and Selling 2012 0.5g Gold Australian "Mini Roos"

You can purchase your 2012 0.5g "Mini Roo" coins from the CoinInvest GmbH online shop at excellent rates. We have a very limited number of these exquisite coins in stock, so we recommend placing your order as soon as possible and catch this kangaroo before it hops away!

Make your selection by clicking on your preferred choice and add the amount of coins you desire to your shopping basket by clicking on "add to basket" highlighted by the orange band in the properties table.

CoinInvest GmbH also buy 2012 0.5g Gold Australian "Mini Roos" at extremely competitive rates. If you have any gold coins for sale, please contact a member of our friendly team who will prepare you a fixed quote and send confirmation through email.

  • Country: Australia
  • Weight1: 0.5g
  • Series: Australian Kangaroo
  • Mint: The Perth Mint Australia
  • Purity: 999.9/1000
  • Face value: 2
  • Currency: Australian Dollar
  • Product packaging: Blister
  • Authenticity guarantee: Certificate
  • Product number: 10166
The 2012 Mini Roo is housed in a protective acrylic capsule and presented in a colourful wallet-sized card.

1 The weight displayed is the fine metal content of the item. It does not reflect the actual weight of the product which may be higher.

* The delivered products may vary slightly from the picture shown.

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  • By , United Kingdom /Dec 15, 2015
    Perfect for beginners collection or as a gift. Sealed and certified. It's look great if one likes the collection of gold coins. Highly recommended
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