The Perth Mint has been the primary distributor of some of the most memorable collectible coins in the past few decades. The mint’s reputation is unmatched in many ways. Backed by the monarchy and Queen Elizabeth II herself, the mint regularly distributes annual releases that come highly anticipated by bullion collectors all over the world. Perth Mint coins regularly feature iconography that shows off the tremendous natural allure of the country, which is home to thousands of unique fauna and flora.
To this end, there are few species as close to the hearts of Australians as the kangaroo. The animal is known for its jumping and kicking capabilities, as well as the fascinating pouches the animals use to carry their young. The kangaroo is unique because it is only found in Australia, making it the ideal national animal for the expansive country. This 2021 1 Oz Australian Platinum Kangaroo Coin features two classic symbols for Australia, the jumping kangaroo and Queen Elizabeth II.
- .9995 pure platinum.
- Backed by Australian government (face value of $100 AUD).
- Reverse depiction: The classic Australian jumping kangaroo.
- Obverse depiction: Queen Elizabeth as drawn by Ian Rank-Broadley.
Platinum is an excellent way to enjoy the brilliant designs of this patently Australian coin. Perth Mint strikes this coin using one troy ounce of .9995 pure platinum, which is the purest platinum available at this point. Compared to silver and gold, platinum coins are relatively new to the scene. Investors often appreciate how much value can be stored in relatively small platinum coins. There’s also a distinct possibility that platinum will pick up even more in popularity in the future, giving it an added sense of value retention and investment.
Few things are more closely identified with Australia than the classic jumping kangaroo. Against the brilliant sine of the platinum striking, even the hairs textured on the kangaroo are clearly visible to the onlooker. Here, the animal jumps into the air, and we are shown its profile on the reverse side of the coin.
The coin is also backed in its value by the Australian government, as evidenced by the Queen’s appearance on the obverse side of the piece. Here, she appears in her most regal form. Ian Rank-Broadley’s art shows the Queen wearing no jewelry, aside from her detailed crown. This side of the coin also includes the country of origin, the Queen’s name, and the face value of one-hundred Australian dollars. This coin is also eligible for self-holding precious metals IRAs.
As platinum continues to gain traction as a popular precious metal among collectors, coins like the 2021 Australia 1 Oz Platinum Kangaroo Coin will continue to hold significant value for collectors. In the case of the Australian 1 Oz Platinum Kangaroo, the piece strikes a particularly powerful chord with collectors who appreciate the natural beauty and culture of Australia, as well as the rich reputation of the historic Perth Mint.