Australia is known for many things; its culture, accent, and history is exceedingly rich. But the reputation for the country is very closely linked to the thousands of species of unique animals and plants that call the country their home. The vast and wild plains of Australia are a hallmark of its national identity, and few people think of Australia without thinking of the country’s beautiful (and sometimes dangerous!) animals.
The 2021 1 Oz Australian Gold Kangaroo Coin places one of Australia’s most iconic animals center-stage with its brilliant pure gold design. Rather than jumping, the kangaroo on the reverse side of this exciting coin merely rests, perhaps taking a break from exercising set against the backdrop of multiple Australian plants. The beauty of the majestic animal is on full display on this coin, while the obverse side includes the likeness of Queen Elizabeth II, the official monarch of the Commonwealth of Australia.
- .9999 pure gold.
- Backed by the Australian government (face value: $100 AUD).
- Reverse depiction: An Australian kangaroo rests in front of Australian plants.
- Obverse depiction: Jody Clark’s impression of Queen Elizabeth II’s bust.
This coin is struck by the famous Australian Perth Mint using .9999 pure gold. This fine gold bullion only further emphasizes the incredibly intricate designs on both sides of the coin. The reverse side includes an especially detailed depiction. The kangaroo on this half of the piece rests in front of various plants native to Australia, looking softly in the direction of the onlooker. Its tail loops around to complete a semicircle around the inner part of the coin’s design. This half of the coin also features the coin’s minting year (2021), as well as its weight, purity, and title (Australian Kangaroo).
Flip the coin over to reveal one more classic image relating to Australian culture and government. Jody Clark’s design of the Queen has become a hallmark of the iconography of the British Monarchy. Her brilliant artistry shows the Queen at her most royal, donning a string of pearls, earrings, and, of course, her classic crown. She looks off into the distance, displaying her recognizable profile to the viewer. The coin also carries a face value of 100 Australian Dollars, which is backed by the Commonwealth of Australia and inscribed on this side of the coin.
The 2021 1 Oz Australian Gold Kangaroo Coin also includes a set of unique security measures which only add to the intrinsic value of the bullion piece. A tiny letter is inscribed on each one of these collectible coins, and this letter can only be revealed when looking closely at the piece through a magnifying glass.
There are few things more recognizably Australian than the kangaroo. This 2021 gold coin is the newest in a long line of coins that celebrate the history and rich culture of Australia and its peoples. Donning imagery of both the Australian kangaroo and the monarch Queen Elizabeth II, the 2021 1 Oz Australian Gold Kangaroo Coin makes an exciting addition to any bullion collection.