Gold Half Gram 2023 Mini Roo, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Gold Half Gram 2023 Mini Roo, Coin from Australia
CoinGold Half Gram 2023 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 99.99% pure gold, The Mini Roo is a button-sized version of the renowned Australian Kangaroo.

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 2023 Mini Roo - obverse photo

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 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·.

The legend is interrupted by the "memorial" inclusion of the dates of the Queen's reign, 1952 - 2022.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Reverse
Australia / Gold Half Gram 2023 Mini Roo - reverse photo

The coin’s reverse portrays a kangaroo looking over its shoulder with a eucalyptus tree and grass trees in the background.

In the right field, the Perth Mint's mint mark P.

Around above left, the date of issue and the precious metal content: 2023 0.5g 9999 GOLD (half gram of 99.99% gold). Around above right, the inscription KANGAROO.

Reverse Inscription 2023 0.5g 9999 GOLD KANGAROO
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Notes

Gold content (Troy oz): 0.016
Finish: proof.
Packaging: in a protective acrylic capsule incorporated within a stylish wallet-sized card.
Perth Mint SKU: 2301410AAD
Date of issue: March 2023.
Issue price: AU$ 88.99

Even though they were issued during the reign of King Charles III, all coins from the 2023 Australian Kangaroo Bullion Coin Series portray the official "Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Obverse", featuring her Jody Clark effigy (in its uncouped version used in Australia) supplemented with the dates of Her Majesty’s reign - "1952 - 2022".

See also

Coins in the Australian Kangaroo 2023 series by the Perth Mint include:
- 1 oz Platinum Bullion, Australian Kangaroo 2023
- 1 kg Gold Bullion, Australian Kangaroo 2023
- 5 oz Gold Proof, Australian Kangaroo 2023
- 2 oz Gold Proof High Relief, Australian Kangaroo 2023
- 1 oz Gold Bullion, Australian Kangaroo 2023
- 1 oz Gold Proof High Relief, Australian Kangaroo 2023
- 1/2 oz Gold Bullion, Australian Kangaroo 2023
- 1/4 oz Gold Bullion, Australian Kangaroo 2023
- 1/10 oz Gold Bullion, Australian Kangaroo 2023
- 0.5 g Gold Proof, Mini Roo 2023
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Australian Kangaroo 2023

All (21) coins of type: Gold Half Gram (0.5 g)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Gold Half Gram 2011 Mini Roo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2011 · 2 DOLLARS ·
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 ·
Gold Half Gram 2023 Mini Roo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
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Gold Half Gram 2023 Mini Roo: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeGold Half Gram (0.5 g)
Issued2023
MonarchKing Charles III
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Uncouped version)
Face Value2 (x Dollar)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerIng Ing Jong
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size11.600 mm
Thickness1.000 mm
Mass0.500 g
OCC IDRMKG-EZAC-LQPA-ONXQ
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Mini Roo 2023 0.5g Gold Proof Coin in Card
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