|Coin||Gold Five Ounces 2020 Australian Kangaroo|
The Australian five ounces gold piece (abbreviated as 5 oz and designated with Au for "gold") is a bullion coin format. Uniquely, in Australia there are two mints authorised to strike legal tender: the Royal Australian Mint (which also makes the country's circulating coinage) and the Perth Mint which only makes collector and bullion coins, as well as other bullion products.
Both mints endeavour to create coins with attractive designs, and to introduce new designs and themes often, in order to raise the numismatic value of the coins over the value of previous metal used.
This coin is part of the long-running Australian Kangaroo bullion coin series by the Perth Mint, and is a "numismatic" issue with a one-year design.
The Mint says about it:
Bounding unrestrained across Australia’s wide-open plains for millions of years, the kangaroo is Australia’s most widely recognised animal symbol. Since 1989 it has graced our signature coin series in a stunning series of annual portrayals that have fascinated enthusiasts all over the world. Incorporating The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark, the coin’s reverse design depicts a kangaroo and its young joey. Flawlessly struck in proof quality, the animals are framed between two grass trees - native Australian plants renowned for their ability to survive bush fires.
The obverse of the coin depicts the crowned old head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem crown and the Victoria Coronation necklace worn for her Coronation. This is her effigy known as the "Fifth Portrait" worldwide and "Sixth Portrait" in Australia, in "uncouped" version - showing the Queen's shoulders and not terminating at the neck as the normal version.
On the left, in small letters on the Queen's shoulder, the artist's initials J.C (for Jody Clark).
Running continuously around the rim is the monarch's legend and the face value: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·.
The reverse of the coin portrays two kangaroos in the Australian Outback, framed by native "grass trees".
The Perth Mint’s P mint mark is just above the ground below left. On the ground below right, the designer's initials AH, for Aleysha Howarth.
Around above, the name of the coin series: AUSTRALIAN KANGAROO. Around below, the date of issue and the precious metal content: 2020 5oz 9999 GOLD (five troy ounces of 99.99% gold).
||AUSTRALIAN KANGAROO 2020 5oz 9999 GOLD
Gold content (Troy oz): 5.000
Packaging: in deluxe timber display case within an illustrated shipper, accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Perth Mint Item ID: 20114KAAA
Issue price: AU$ 19,995.00
Coins in the Australian Kangaroo 2020 series by the Perth Mint include:
- 5 oz Gold, Australian Kangaroo 2020
- 2 oz Gold Proof High Relief, Australian Kangaroo 2020
- 1 oz Gold, Australian Kangaroo 2020
- 1/2 oz Gold, Australian Kangaroo 2020
- 1/4 oz Gold, Australian Kangaroo 2020
- 1/10 oz Gold, Australian Kangaroo 2020
- 1/20 oz Gold, Australian Kangaroo 2020
- 0.5 g Gold, Australian Kangaroo 2020
- 5 oz Silver, Australian Kangaroo 2020
- 1 oz Silver High Relief Coloured, Australian Kangaroo 2020
- 1 oz Silver Gilded Proof, Australian Kangaroo 2020
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Australian Kangaroo 2020