Gold Kilo 2018 Australian Kangaroo, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Gold Kilo 2018 Australian Kangaroo, Coin from Australia
CoinGold Kilo 2018 Australian Kangaroo

The Australian one kilo gold piece (abbreviated as 1 kg 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 massive one kilogram gold coin is part of the long-running Australian Kangaroo bullion coin series by the Perth Mint.

Of the range of five 2018 Australian Kangaroo gold bullion coins, only the 1 kilo gold coin portrays the classic artistry of a bounding red kangaroo encircled by symbolic rays of sunshine.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintageunknown
Obverse
Australia / Gold Kilo 2018 Australian Kangaroo - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin shows the crowned mature head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (her effigy known as the "Fourth Portrait"). The Queen wears the "Girls of Great Britain and Ireland" diamond tiara, a wedding gift from Queen Mary (Her Majesty's grandmother) in 1947 - which she also has on the Machin and the Gottwald portraits.

In tiny letters below the head, the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley).

Around the effigy is the monarch's legend and the face value: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 3000 DOLLARS ·.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 3000 DOLLARS ·
Reverse
Australia / Gold Kilo 2018 Australian Kangaroo - reverse photo

The reverse features the classic realistic representation of a bounding Red Kangaroo with a starburst background (stylised rays of sunlight not quite reaching the centre). The P mint mark is below right.

Below the figure, RED KANGAROO.

Around above, the inscription AUSTRALIAN KANGAROO 1 KILO 9999 GOLD.

Around below, the date of issue: · 2018 ·.

Reverse Inscription AUSTRALIAN KANGAROO 1 KILO 9999 GOLD · 2018 ·
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Notes

Gold content: (Troy oz): 32.151
Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated.
Packaging: in a protective acrylic capsule.
Perth Mint Product Code: 18014AAAX

See also

Coins in the Australian Kangaroo 2018 series by the Perth Mint include:
- 1 oz Platinum Bullion, Australian Kangaroo 2018
- 1 kg Gold, Australian Kangaroo 2018
- 2 oz Gold Proof High Relief, Australian Kangaroo 2018
- 1 oz Gold Proof High Relief, Australian Kangaroo 2018
- 1 oz Gold (Bullion and Proof), Australian Kangaroo 2018
- 1/2 oz Gold (Bullion and Proof), Australian Kangaroo 2018
- 1/4 oz Gold (Bullion and Proof), Australian Kangaroo 2018
- 1/10 oz Gold Proof, Australian Kangaroo 2018
- 1/20 oz Gold Proof, Australian Kangaroo 2018
- 0.5 g Gold, Mini Roo 2018
- 5 oz Silver Proof High Relief, Australian Kangaroo 2018
- 1 oz Silver Proof High Relief, Australian Kangaroo 2018
- 1 oz Silver Proof Gilded, Australian Kangaroo 2018
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Australian Kangaroo 2018
- 1/2 oz Silver Proof, Australian Kangaroo 2018

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Gold Kilo 2018 Australian Kangaroo: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeGold Kilo (1 kg)
Issued2018
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value3000 (x Dollar)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerStuart Devlin
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size75.600 mm
Thickness16.170 mm
Mass1,000.100 g
OCC IDLBRP-ORRC-RBDK-OMNY
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