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2012 Australian Kangaroo 1 oz Gold Coin

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Sought by collectors, investors, and wildlife enthusiasts worldwide, the Australian Kangaroo Gold coin is one of the Perth Mints most collected coins. This 24-karat gold bullion coin is revered for its purity and artistic designs. Rare among gold bullion coins in that their design changes each year and they are accepted as legal tender. Currently, Provident Metals has the 2012 Australian Kangaroo 1 oz Gold coin available for purchase.


  • Received in a protective plastic flip!
  • Total of 198,207 sold in 2012!
  • Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold.
  • Its face value of $100 (AUD) is backed by the Australian government.
  • The obverse is Queen Elizabeth II.
  • The reverse is a kangaroo.
  • Includes a P mint mark from the Perth Mint.

The 2012 Australian Kangaroo Gold coins are available in 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, and 1/10 oz weights. A total of 306,071 of these coins were sold in 2012 across the four weights.


The profile of Queen Elizabeth II that appears on the obverse of the 2012 Australian Kangaroo Gold coin was created by Ian Rank-Broadley and introduced in 1998. This is the fourth effigy of Her Majesty. Each new effigy portrays a more mature version of the Queen. Rank-Broadleys initials are at the base of the Queens neck. Inscriptions included are ELIZABETH II, AUSTRALIA, and 100 DOLLARS.


The kangaroo that appears on the reverse of the 2012 Australian Kangaroo Gold coin is standing alone. Behind him, in the background, is a windmill and a bush scene. Since a kangaroo is more widely associated with Australia than a gold nugget, the coin was switched from the Australian Nugget Gold to the Australian Kangaroo Gold in 1990. The kangaroo design is modified each year. The P mint mark is included on the reverse. Inscriptions included are AUSTRALIAN KANGAROO and 2012 1 OZ 9999 GOLD.


The Perth Mint opened in 1899. It remained under the authority of Great Britain until 1970, when it fell under the authority of the Government of Western Australia. The Gold Corporation Act of 1987 brought about changes to the Mint, empowering the Mint to produce and market gold, silver, and platinum legal tender coinage. Prime Minister Bob Hawke then launched the Australian Nugget Gold Coin series.


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Product Details

Year 2012
Mint Mark P - Perth Mint
Metals Purity .9999
Producer Perth Mint
Thickness 2.8 mm
Diameter 32.6 mm
Inner Pack 20
Outer Pack 100
Condition Uncirculated
Denomination 100 AUD
Country Australia
Designer (Obverse) Jody Clark
Designer (Reverse) Aleysha Howarth
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series Australian Kangaroo
Certificate of Authenticity No
Packaging Plastic Flip
Metal Content 1 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Packaging Dimensions 1.4 x 1.4 x 0.3
Provident ID 3955629