The 1/2 oz "Discover Australia" Gold Proof Red Kangaroo
The 2012 Red Kangaroo 1/2 oz gold proof coin is part of a five piece issue of proof golden coins comprising a special low mintage edition of the Perth Mint’s "Discover Australia" series. The coin is made from 99.99% pure gold in proof quality, and comes in attractive packaging depicting Australia’s typical prairie landscape. This outstanding piece of gold is placed in a wooden presentation box, it is a certified issue of the Perth Mint and as such carries their famous 'P' mintmark. Other coins in this collector’s series include the Kookaburra
, the Green and Gold Bell Frog
, the Goanna
, and the Whale Shark
Why buy the 1/2 oz "Discover Australia" Proof Red Kangaroo gold coin?
Due to its high premium this is certainly not a purely invest-in-gold coin. Then again this is no ordinary coin, and not just any Kangaroo issue. The reasons that would drive a potential buyer to acquire this magnificent gold piece are its 24 karat purity, the supreme manufacturing quality (packaging included), and its inspirational design highlighted by the proof finish. Most importantly, no more than 500 2012 1/2 oz "Discover Australia" Proof Red Kangaroo gold coins were struck by the Perth Mint
, issued as Australian legal tender the rare Red Kangaroos have attached a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, adding numismatic appreciation to collector appeal. The coin’s extreme rarity promises a hefty return should you ever decide to part with this special Red kangaroo.
Description Gold Proof Red Kangaroo
The 2012 Red Kangaroo 1/2 oz proof gold coin weighs 1,560 g of 99.99 % pure gold. The coin is 25.60 mm in diameter, its thickness is 2.40mm and it carries a face value of AUS $50.
Like all Australian coins
officially approved by Queen Elizabeth II, H.M.’s regal effigy engraved by Ian Rank-Broadley adorns the obverse of the 2012 ½ oz Proof Gold Red Kangaroo. Her name is inscribed along the top-left quarter of the rim, followed by "AUSTRALIA" to the right of the Queen's portrait, and the legal tender denomination of AUS "50 DOLLARS" at the bottom, abutted by bullet points on each side.
The reverse features an endearing depiction of a leaping kangaroo as it crosses the Australian dessert plains with an impressively designed barren tree in the background. The inscriptions are "DISCOVER AUSTRALIA" "RED KANGAROO," the "P" mint mark, as well as the date of issue, purity, and weight of the coin stamped on the mirror-like surface of the rim
History of Australian Kangaroo coins
The Australian Nugget gold bullion coin series was first launched by the Perth Mint in 1987. The innovative design of the 1989 proof edition featured the original artistry of Dr. Stuart Devlin, goldsmith and jeweler to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
The series was still introduced as part of the Australian Nugget coin program though the new theme for the 1989 Proof issue changed to feature a motif of a red kangaroo - a more world-recognized symbol of Australia- in its natural habitat. The supreme quality, the yearly changing designs, and the 24 carat purity soon made the Kangaroo gold investment bullion coins a huge commercial success and allowed for an impressively wide variety of issues that followed.
Security of ½ oz Red Kangaroo "Discover Australia" coins
At this price even a 24 karat gold fake Red Kangaroo would be profitable for a forger. Nevertheless, the latest technology minting techniques incorporated by the Perth Mint ensure the protection and security of your investment against counterfeit. Special dies were manufactured for the AUS $50 proof finish coins, and any experienced dealer will immediately confirm and guarantee their authenticity.
Buying and selling ½ oz "Discover Australia" Red Kangaroo coins
As a leading dealer in gold bullion products, CoinInvest buy and sell 2012 ½ oz Gold Red Kangaroos at highly competitive rates. To purchase your coins, you simply add the desired quantity to your basket by clicking on the orange strip in the volume pricing section. Should the coin be available in stock, we will immediately process your order, but allow at least 10 working days for delivery, as some bank transfers do not reach us for up to 7 days depending on your bank and country of residence.
If you keep 2012 ½ oz Gold Red Kangaroos in your collection and wish to sell, do not hesitate to contact a member of our friendly staff to discuss a price and prepare a fixed fee offer for a limited time only. We will send you confirmation of the offer by email.