Gold Half Ounce 2023 Australian Kangaroo, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Gold Half Ounce 2023 Australian Kangaroo, Coin from Australia
CoinGold Half Ounce 2023 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:
With a tradition dating back to the 1980s, the Australian Kangaroo is a trusted bullion coin series featuring imagery of the iconic animal that takes its name from the Guugu Yimithirr word "gangurru". First Nations people have a relationship with the kangaroo dating back tens of thousands of years. Today, it is recognised internationally as Australia’s definitive animal emblem.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage100,000
Obverse
Australia / Gold Half Ounce 2023 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 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA · 50 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 · 50 DOLLARS ·
Reverse
Australia / Gold Half Ounce 2023 Australian Kangaroo - reverse photo

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

Below left, the Perth Mint's mint mark P. On the ground below left, the designer's initials IJ, for Ing Ing Jong.

Around above left, the date of issue and the precious metal content: 2023 1/2oz 9999 GOLD (one half of a troy ounce of 99.99% gold). Around above right, the inscription KANGAROO.

Reverse Inscription 2023 1/2oz 9999 GOLD KANGAROO
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Gold content (Troy oz): 0.500
Finish: bullion (Brilliant Uncirculated).
Packaging: in acrylic capsule, mint roll of 20 or box of 100 coins.
Perth Mint SKU: 23014EAAX.
Date of issue: 23 January 2023.
Issue price: AU$ 1,498.69.

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
- 1 oz Gold Bullion, 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
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Australian Kangaroo 2023

All (24) 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 Year of the Rooster unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/2oz 9999 GOLD 2017 50 DOLLARS
Gold Half Ounce 2017 Year of the Rooster, RAM 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 Year of the Pig unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/2oz 9999 GOLD 2019 50 DOLLARS
Gold Half Ounce 2019 Australian Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped 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 unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 50 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Ounce 2020 Year of the Mouse unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/2oz 9999 Au 50 DOLLARS
Gold Half Ounce 2021 Australian Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 50 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Ounce 2021 Hand of Faith Nugget 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 50 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox, Perth Mint unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped 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 - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 50 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Ounce 2022 Australian Kangaroo 100,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 50 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Ounce 2022 Year of the Tiger unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/2oz 9999 Au 50 DOLLARS
Gold Half Ounce 2023 Year of the Rabbit unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/2oz 9999 Au 50 DOLLARS
Gold Half Ounce 2023 Australian Kangaroo 100,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA · 50 DOLLARS ·
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Gold Half Ounce 2023 Australian Kangaroo: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeGold Half Ounce (1/2 oz)
Issued2023
MonarchKing Charles III
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Uncouped version)
Face Value50 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage100,000
Mintage Limit100,000
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerIng Ing Jong
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size25.600 mm
Thickness2.500 mm
Mass15.553 g
OCC IDLGVB-OLDC-ZPKW-OMPX
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