Gold Half Gram 2021 Mini Roo, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Gold Half Gram 2021 Mini Roo, Coin from Australia
CoinGold Half Gram 2021 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 half gram gold mini-coin is part of the long-running Australian Kangaroo bullion coin series by the Perth Mint.

The Mint says about it:
Struck from 0.5g of precisely the same 99.99% pure gold we use to craft our most prestigious collectables and sought-after investment coins, this button-sized release is an affordable way to begin your gold coin collection, or gift some of the world’s most alluring precious metal.

Australia’s most recognised animal symbol, the kangaroo has been regularly portrayed on Australian coins, tokens and medallions since the 1850s. Honouring the historic precedent, The Perth Mint began crafting outstanding gold coins featuring annual designs of the famous marsupial in 1989.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintageunknown
Obverse
Australia / Gold Half Gram 2021 Mini Roo - 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The Queen also wears the Coronation Necklace; originally made for Queen Victoria in 1858, it was also worn at the coronations (as Queen's Consort) of Queen Alexandra in 1902, Queen Mary in 1911 and Queen Elizabeth (the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 2021 AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II 2021 AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Reverse
Australia / Gold Half Gram 2021 Mini Roo - reverse photo

The coin’s reverse portrays Australia’s most symbolic animal, the Kangaroo; this is a miniaturised version of the main design for the year, and does not incorporate the vegetation which is seen on the larger coins or the name of the series.

On the left, the Perth Mint's mint mark P.

Around below, the precious metal content: 0.5 GRAM 9999 GOLD (half gram of 99.99% gold).

Reverse Inscription 0.5 GRAM 9999 GOLD
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Notes

Finish: proof
Packaging: in a protective acrylic capsule incorporated within a stylish wallet-sized card
Perth Mint Item ID: 2101410AAD
Issue price: AU$ 85.00, US$ 61.31

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 (19) coins of type: Gold Half Gram (0.5 g)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Gold Half Gram 2012 FIFA World Cup unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2012 · 2 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Gram 2013 Mini Roo 9,188 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2013 · 2 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Gram 2013 Mini Koala 5,980 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2013 · 2 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Gram 2013 Frilled-Neck Lizard unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2013 · 2 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Gram 2014 Mini Roo 11,805 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2014 · 2 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Gram 2014 Mini Kookaburra 4,241 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2014 · 2 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Gram 2014 Mini Koala 3,179 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2014 · 2 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Gram 2015 Mini Roo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2015 · 2 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Gram 2015 Mini Koala unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2015 · 2 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Gram 2015 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 5,244 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2015 · 2 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Gram 2017 Mini Roo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2017 · 2 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Gram 2018 Mini Roo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2018 · 2 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Gram 2019 Mini Roo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 2019 AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Gram 2020 Mini Roo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 2020 AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Gram 2020 End of WWII unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/2 GRAM 9999 Au 2020 2 DOLLARS
Gold Half Gram 2021 Mini Roo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 2021 AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Gram 2021 Mini Koala 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 2 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Gram 2022 Mini Roo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Gram 2022 Mini Kookaburra 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022 · 5 DOLLARS ·
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Gold Half Gram 2021 Mini Roo: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeGold Half Gram (0.5 g)
Issued2021
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Uncouped version)
Face Value2 (x Dollar)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerNatasha Muhl
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size11.600 mm
Thickness1.000 mm
Mass0.500 g
OCC IDNXYD-ONZC-GWYV-OVRB
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