Gold Half Ounce 2021 Australian Kangaroo, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Gold Half Ounce 2021 Australian Kangaroo, Coin from Australia
CoinGold Half Ounce 2021 Australian Kangaroo

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 coin is part of the long-running Australian Kangaroo bullion coin series by the Perth Mint.

The Mint says about it:
A stunning release from The Perth Mint’s signature coin series, this prestigious Australian Kangaroo is struck from 1/2oz of 99.99% pure gold.

First issued in 1989, the Australian Kangaroo is an iconic annual coin series portraying our most recognised animal symbol. Treasured for the way they hop on elongated hind legs and rear young "joeys" in the female’s pouch, tens of millions of kangaroos inhabit diverse landscapes across the vast Australian continent.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintageunknown
Obverse
Australia / Gold Half Ounce 2021 Australian Kangaroo - 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 AUSTRALIA · 50 DOLLARS ·.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 50 DOLLARS ·
Reverse
Australia / Gold Half Ounce 2021 Australian Kangaroo - reverse photo

The coin’s reverse portrays Australia’s most symbolic animal, the Kangaroo, "couching observantly" among native flowers, including Waratah and Kangaroo Paw.

On the left, the Perth Mint's mint mark P. Incorporated into a rock to the left of the kangaroo, the designer's initials NM, for Natasha Muhl.

Around above, the name of the series: AUSTRALIAN KANGAROO. Around below, the date of issue and the precious metal content: 2021 1/2oz 9999 GOLD (one half of a troy ounce of 99.99% gold).

Reverse Inscription AUSTRALIAN KANGAROO 2021 1/2oz 9999 GOLD
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Notes

Gold Content (Troy oz): 0.500
Finish: bullion (Brilliant Uncirculated), lightly frosted surfaces
Packaging: in individual capsule.
Perth Mint Item ID: 21014EAAX
Issue price: AU$ 1,326.29

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

Gold Half Ounce 2021 Australian Kangaroo: Known varieties
Variety Proof
Mintage Issued: unknown
All (16) coins of type: Gold Half Ounce (1/2 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Gold Half Ounce 2012 Discover Australia - Red Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 50 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Ounce 2012 Discover Australia - Whale Shark unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 50 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Ounce 2012 Discover Australia - Green and Gold Bell Frog unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 50 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Ounce 2012 Discover Australia - Goanna unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 50 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Ounce 2012 Discover Australia - Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 50 DOLLARS ·
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 Australian Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 50 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Ounce 2018 Kangaroo, RAM unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA · 50 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Ounce 2019 Australian Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 50 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Ounce 2019 Kangaroo, RAM unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA · 50 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Ounce 2020 Australian Kangaroo 200 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 50 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Ounce 2020 Year of the Mouse unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/2oz 9999 Au 50 DOLLARS
Gold Half Ounce 2021 Australian Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 50 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox, Perth Mint unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/2oz 9999 Au 50 DOLLARS
Gold Half Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox, RAM 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 50 DOLLARS ·
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Gold Half Ounce 2021 Australian Kangaroo: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeGold Half Ounce (1/2 oz)
Issued2021
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Australian version)
Face Value50 (x Dollar)
Mintageunknown
Mintage Limit100,000
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerNatasha Muhl
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size25.600 mm
Thickness2.500 mm
Mass15.553 g
OCC IDMXKD-EKQC-DBBK-EWQJ
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