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The Australian Kangaroo Nugget is a gold bullion investment item by the prestigious Perth Mint that was introduced in 1986. These coins are made from 24 carat gold (9999 purity) and have legal tender status in Australia. These gold coins are known to change their design every year, which grants them collectible status as well.

The gold nugget coins featured a depiction of a gold nugget from 1987 to 1989, after that year, it has started to feature the iconic kangaroo, a symbol of Australia.


  • Ships individually in a protective plastic sleeve
  • Consisting of 1 oz of 9999 Pure Gold
  • Reverse: Features a depiction of a gold nugget (87 to 89) or a kangaroo(s) depending on the year of design; the words “THE AUSTRALIAN NUGGET”, the year of release along with metal type, weight, and purity
  • Obverse: Features an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, her name, and the legal tender value of the coin

The Perth Mint opened in 1899 as the British Royal Mint’s 3rd branch in Australia. The historical Hay Street location handled gold refining until moving to a modern facility in April 1990. Ownership of the mint was transferred to the Government of Western Australia in July of 1970. Under an agreement with the Commonwealth Treasury, they were empowered to mint and market gold, silver, and platinum as Australian legal tender to investors and collectors worldwide. Today, they are amongst one of the elite world mints whose pure gold, silver, and platinum items are trusted without question. Items such as the Australian Nugget, Silver Coin Series (Kangaroo, Kookaburra, Koala, and Platypus to name a few), as well as the Australian Lunar Gold and Silver Coin Series are extensively sought after by bullion investors worldwide.

This product may come as an assortment, or a batch of one single item. You may receive a product not shown on the image but individual weight and purity are guaranteed.

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