Gold Half Gram 2018 Mini Roo, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Gold Half Gram 2018 Mini Roo, Coin from Australia
CoinGold Half Gram 2018 Mini Roo

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.

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. Due to its small size, its reverse represents only part of the design of the larger coins.

The Mint says about it:
The cute as a button Mini Roo coin is back in 2018 with a fresh design depicting two bounding kangaroos. This highly affordable and easy to store coin is struck from 0.5g of 99.99% pure gold.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintageunknown
Obverse
Australia / Gold Half Gram 2018 Mini Roo - obverse photo

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 tiny 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 2018 · 2 DOLLARS ·.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2018 · 2 DOLLARS ·
Reverse
Australia / Gold Half Gram 2018 Mini Roo - reverse photo

The coin’s reverse depicts two jumping kangaroos.

The Perth Mint’s P mint mark is on the right.

Around below, the precious metal content: 0.5 GRAM 9999 GOLD.

Reverse Inscription 0.5 GRAM 9999 GOLD
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated, with lightly frosted surfaces.
Packaging: the coin is housed in a protective acrylic capsule and presented in a red and black wallet-sized card, on which is printed the Certificate of Authenticity.
Perth Mint Item ID: 1801410AAD
Issue price: AU$ 85.00, US$ 61.31

See also

Coins in the Australian Kangaroo 2018 series by the Perth Mint include:
- 1 oz Platinum Bullion, Australian Kangaroo 2018
- 1 kg Gold, Australian Kangaroo 2018
- 2 oz Gold Proof High Relief, Australian Kangaroo 2018
- 1 oz Gold Proof High Relief, Australian Kangaroo 2018
- 1 oz Gold (Bullion and Proof), Australian Kangaroo 2018
- 1/2 oz Gold (Bullion and Proof), Australian Kangaroo 2018
- 1/4 oz Gold (Bullion and Proof), Australian Kangaroo 2018
- 1/10 oz Gold Proof, Australian Kangaroo 2018
- 1/20 oz Gold Proof, Australian Kangaroo 2018
- 0.5 g Gold, Mini Roo 2018
- 5 oz Silver Proof High Relief, Australian Kangaroo 2018
- 1 oz Silver Proof High Relief, Australian Kangaroo 2018
- 1 oz Silver Proof Gilded, Australian Kangaroo 2018
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Australian Kangaroo 2018
- 1/2 oz Silver Proof, Australian Kangaroo 2018

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Gold Half Gram 2018 Mini Roo: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeGold Half Gram (0.5 g)
Issued2018
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value2 (x Dollar)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerNeil Hollis
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size11.600 mm
Thickness0.700 mm
Mass0.500 g
OCC IDQRAP-EBNC-NARJ-EYJD
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