Little Aussies in Gold and Silver - ANA Coin Show Special 2011
The "Little Aussies in Gold and Silver" were minted in 2011 by the Perth Mint
, the Australian Mint, with the occasion of the Perth Mint participating to the 2011 ANA World Fair of Money in Chicago. This special occasion only determined a mintage of 2,000. Even though the mintage is scarce, these "Little Aussies" which are miniature coins are extremely beautiful. The gold and silver coins were given an appropriate name of "Little Aussies in Gold and Silver" due to their small sizes. These special two coins are the 99.9% pure silver Australian Koala 2011 with the size of 1/10oz and the Kangaroo or the 2011 Mini Roo which was manufactured from 0.5 grams of 99.99% pure gold. The "Little Aussies in Gold and Silver" are both legal tender in Australia under the Australian Currency Act 1965.
Besides these, there is the fact that coins made of pure gold and pure silver have been produced in a set, a bimetal set, and are available to investors, collectors, and enthusiasts from all over the world.
For a small price, investors or numismatists get a pure gold Mini Roo plus a pure silver dime and that at a scarce mintage, all that just by buying the "Little Aussies in Gold and Silver".
The "Little Aussies in Gold and Silver" feature two of the favorite animals of the Australians, a koala on the silver coin and a kangaroo on the gold coin.
The reverse of the "Little Aussies in Silver" depict a baby koala that together with its mother watches its surroundings from a eucalyptus tree.
The koala represents one of the international known symbols of Australia. By putting a mother koala with her baby in an adorable posture on the reverse of the "Little Aussies in Gold and Silver", it has made the koala even more renowned.
The reverse of the "Little Aussies in Gold" presents another loved Australian symbol, maybe even more famous than the koala. We are talking about an adult kangaroo in a classic pose struck on the reverse of a 24 carat purity gold bullion coin.
Both the reverse of the "Little Aussies" in gold and silver also include the letter "P" coming from the Perth Mint.
The common obverse of the "Little Aussies in Gold and Silver" illustrates the crowned Queen Elizabeth II. Her profile is facing right. On the obverse there also appear the denomination and the issuing date.
Being so small and so adorable, these "Little Aussies in Gold and Silver" can be just the right gift for kids if you want to show them what a wonderful hobby it is to collect coins.
These pure silver and pure gold coins are not just any coins: the two loved animals on the reverse, the fact that they are made of pure gold and pure silver, and the fact that they have been minted in a limited number, these things together make the "Little Aussies in Gold and Silver" a more than welcomed gift both for kids and for adults that have no idea about collecting coins.