|Coin||Gold Half Gram 2014 Mini Kookaburra|
The Australian gold half gram coin is a mini-coin format occasionally used to complement issues in larger sizes. 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 have long-running bullion series of coins with different themes. As part of these, they sometimes issue a mini-version of the theme's annual design.
The Mint says about this coin:
The extremely affordable Mini Kookaburra gold coin is a precious collectable or gift that will stand the test of time. The Mini Kookaburra is offered for the first time as a welcome addition to the highly successful annual Mini Roo and Mini Koala series.
||Mint Mark||Letter P
The obverse of the coin shows the crowned mature head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (her effigy known as the "Fourth Portrait"). The Queen wears the "Girls of Great Britain and Ireland" diamond tiara, a wedding gift from Queen Mary (Her Majesty's grandmother) in 1947 - which she also has on the Machin and the Gottwald portraits.
In small letters below the head, the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley).
Around the effigy is the monarch's legend, the date of issue and the value: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2014 · 2 DOLLARS ·.
The reverse design shows a kookaburra bird.
In the right field, the P mint mark of the Perth Mint.
Around below, the precious metal content: 0.5 GRAM 9999 GOLD (one half of a gram of 99.99% gold).
||0.5 GRAM 9999 GOLD
Gold Content (Troy oz): 0.016
Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated.
Packaging; the coin is housed in a protective acrylic capsule and presented in a colourful wallet-sized card.
Perth Mint SKU: 1401210AAD
Issue price: AU$ 59.50, US$ 42.61