Gold Five Ounces 2021 Australian Kangaroo - Nugget, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Gold Five Ounces 2021 Australian Kangaroo - Nugget, Coin from Australia
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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 commemorates 35 years since its beginning.

Debuting in 1986 in proof format and in 1987 as bullion, Australian Nugget gold coins featured designs celebrating historic Australian natural gold nuggets - including Welcome Stranger, the largest nugget known to man. Each incredible find was artistically portrayed for the series by renowned designer and goldsmith Stuart Devlin, who also drew the magnificent "red kangaroo" that became synonymous with the series and a key inspiration behind its later name change to the "Australian Kangaroo".

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage75
Obverse
Australia / Gold Five Ounces 2021 Australian Kangaroo - Nugget - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin depicts the crowned old bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem crown worn for her Coronation (effigy known as the "Fifth Portrait" worldwide but "Sixth Portrait" in Australia, where the Queen's portrait by Vladimir Gottwald was fifth).

The Queen also wears the Coronation Necklace; originally made for Queen Victoria in 1858, it was also worn at the coronations (as Queen's Consort) of Queen Alexandra in 1902, Queen Mary in 1911 and Queen Elizabeth (the Queen mother) in 1937.

Unlike on British coinage, the effigy is "uncouped" (includes the Queen's shoulders). In small letters on the left, the artist's initials JC (for Jody Clark).

Running continuously around the rim is the monarch's legend, the date of issue and the face value: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 5oz 9999 Au 2021 500 DOLLARS.

The inscription around the rim also incorporates the precious metal content. "5 oz 9999 Au" means "five troy ounces of 99.99% gold" - Au is abbreviated from the Latin word for gold, Aurum.

The Queen's effigy is smaller than normal; in reference to the earliest coins in the series, her Third Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf is also shown, in a smaller cartouche above.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 5oz 9999 Au 2021 500 DOLLARS
Reverse
Australia / Gold Five Ounces 2021 Australian Kangaroo - Nugget - reverse photo

The reverse of the 35th anniversary tribute portrays a representation of Stuart Devlin’s red kangaroo surrounded by symbolic rays of the Australian sun.

As well as the number 35 and the inscription RED KANGAROO below that, the design includes, in a small circle above, a small representation of the 2,300 oz Welcome Stranger nugget, unearthed in Victoria in 1869, which featured on the earliest coin in the series.

The Perth Mint’s P mint mark is to the right of the kangaroo.

Around above, the name of the coin: AUSTRALIAN NUGGET; around below, the anniversary dates 1986 - 2021.

Reverse Inscription AUSTRALIAN NUGGET 35 RED KANGAROO 1986 - 2021
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Notes

Gold Content (Troy oz): 5.000
Finish: proof
Packaging: in a timber display featuring a tray-base that raises the coin when the lid is opened, accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Perth Mint Item ID: 21L21AAA
Issue price: AU$ 18,995.00

See also

Coins in the Australian Kangaroo 2021 series by the Perth Mint include:
- 1 oz Platinum, Australian Kangaroo 2021
- 1 kg Gold, Australian Kangaroo 2021
- 5 oz Gold, Australian Kangaroo - Nugget 2021
- 2 oz Gold, Australian Kangaroo - Nugget 2021
- 2 oz Gold Proof High Relief, Australian Kangaroo 2021
- 1 oz Gold, Australian Kangaroo - Nugget 2021
- 1 oz Gold, Australian Kangaroo 2021
- 1/2 oz Gold, Australian Kangaroo 2021
- 1/4 oz Gold, Australian Kangaroo - Nugget 2021
- 1/4 oz Gold, Australian Kangaroo 2021
- 1/10 oz Gold, Australian Kangaroo 2021
- 0.5 g Gold, Australian Kangaroo 2021
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Australian Kangaroo 2021

All (27) coins of type: Gold Five Ounces (5 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Gold Five Ounces 2015 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 99 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2016 Australian Koala 99 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2016 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 199 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2017 Australian Koala 75 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2017 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 75 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2018 Australian Koala 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2018 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 75 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2019 Australian Koala 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2019 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 75 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2020 Year of the Rat 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2020 Australian Kookaburra 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS · 1990 2020
Gold Five Ounces 2020 Australian Kangaroo 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2020 Australian Koala 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2020 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2021 Year of the Ox 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2021 Australian Kookaburra 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2021 Australian Kangaroo - Nugget 75 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 5oz 9999 Au 2021 500 DOLLARS
Gold Five Ounces 2021 Australian Koala 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2021 Mythical Creatures - Unicorn 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 5oz 9999 Au 2021 500 DOLLARS
Gold Five Ounces 2021 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2022 Year of the Tiger 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022 · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2022 Australian Kangaroo 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2022 Australian Koala 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2022 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2022 Australian Kookaburra 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2022 Super Pit 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2022 Mythical Creatures - Griffin 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 5oz 9999 Au 2022 500 DOLLARS
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Gold Five Ounces 2021 Australian Kangaroo - Nugget: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeGold Five Ounces (5 oz)
Issued2021
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Uncouped version)
Face Value500 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage75
Mintage Limit75
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerStuart Devlin
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size50.800 mm
Thickness5.900 mm
Mass155.533 g
OCC IDDKLM-OMKC-MBBD-ONZB
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