In 1986 the Perth Mint released the Gold Nugget series which continued until 1989. Then came about the idea to change the motif on the coin to something more symbolic and recognisable of Australia.
The kangaroo native to Australia, is representative of the nations forward progression, as the kangaroo can only travel forwards. Female kangaroo’s carry their infants around in their pouch until they are around 2 months old. Kangaroo’s are the most instantly recognisable wildlife symbols of Australia, which is why from 1990 onwards the series changed to the Kangaroo series and features a yearly changing image of a kangaroo on the reverse instead of a nugget.
The obverse side of the coin has remained the same portraying the Jody Clark likeness of Queen Eliyabeth II, as well as the coin’s monetary denomination. The juxtaposition of the Queen’s head and kangaroo provides a unique insight into the history of colonialism between Britian and Australia. This a fascinating product with a story behind it, making it a paramount piece for collectors.
The Kangaroo contains 1 ounce of .9999 fine Gold and is backed by the Australian government as legal tender. The face value is $100 AUD. As one of the leading European precious metals dealers at coininvest.com we have a direct relationship with the Perth mint allowing us to buy in larger quantities so we can pass the savings onto our clients.
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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.
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