On October 4, 2011, the Perth Mint began sales of the 2012 Australian Kangaroo Gold Bullion Coins. Struck in 99.99% purity, these coins are available in sizes ranging from 1/10 ounce to 1 kilogram.
The new reverse design for the 1/10 ounce to 1 ounce size coins features the image of a kangaroo with a bush scene and windmill in the background. The Perth Mint’s “P” mint mark appears along with inscriptions “Australian Kangaroo”, the date “2012”, the size, and the purity “9999 gold”.
The 1 kilogram sized coin features the classic kangaroo design by Dr. Stuart Devlin AO CMG, goldsmith and jeweller to Queen Elizabeth II.
No more than 350,000 1 oz coins, 100,000 1/2 oz coins, 150,000 1/4 oz coins, and 200,000 1/10 oz coins will be produced. The 1 kilo coins have an unlimited mintage.
2012 Australian Gold Kangaroo
|1/10 oz||1/4 oz||1/2 oz||1 oz||1 kilo|
|Gold Content (troy oz)||0.1||0.25||0.5||1||32.151|
The Gold Kangaroo has been offered by the Perth Mint of Australia since 1989 with a different reverse design featuring the kangaroo for each year. The series was previously known as the Gold Nugget, which featured famous Australian Gold Nuggets from 1986 to 1989.