The Australian half-ounce gold piece (abbreviated as 1/2 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 half-ounce gold coin with a face value of $50 is part of the Royal Australian Mint's Kangaroo series of bullion coins. Its reverse design is reminiscent of George Kruger Gray's iconic design of the Australian pre-decimal penny featuring a leaping red kangaroo.
The series started in 2016; the coins are issued in Brilliant Uncirculated grade and are securely sealed within PAMP’s CertiPAMP™ packaging, identifiable through PAMP’s investment identification security system VERISCAN™ (a system that uses microscopic details within the metal's surface topography to identify registered coins) and authenticated by the Royal Australian Mint. Bullion traders call this packaging "in assay".
|Gold Half Ounce 2016 Kangaroo||unknown||Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait||ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA · 50 DOLLARS ·|
|Gold Half Ounce 2017 Kangaroo||unknown||Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait||ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA · 50 DOLLARS ·|
|Gold Half Ounce 2018 Kangaroo||unknown||Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait||ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA · 50 DOLLARS ·|
|Gold Half Ounce 2019 Kangaroo||unknown||Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait||ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA · 50 DOLLARS ·|
|Gold Half Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox (RAM)||5,000||Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait||ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 50 DOLLARS ·|
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|Coin Type||Gold Half Ounce (1/2 oz)|
|Monarch||Queen Elizabeth II|
|Effigy||Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley|
|Face Value||50 (x Dollar)|
|Orientation||Medal Alignment (Axis 0)|
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