Gold Kilo 2021 Australian Kangaroo, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Gold Kilo 2021 Australian Kangaroo, Coin from Australia
CoinGold Kilo 2021 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.

The Mint says about it:
No wildlife symbol more powerfully equates with Australia than our beloved kangaroo. In 2021, the marsupial famed for the way it bounds on elongated hind legs, is portrayed on Australian Kangaroo silver bullion coins by a representation of Stuart Devlin’s classic "red kangaroo" design. Larger than eastern and western greys, the red kangaroo is Australia’s largest native mammal. Superbly adapted to arid environments, it lives throughout central regions of the continent.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintageunknown
Obverse
Australia / Gold Kilo 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 · 3000 DOLLARS ·.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 3000 DOLLARS ·
Reverse
Australia / Gold Kilo 2021 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: · 2021 ·.

Reverse Inscription AUSTRALIAN KANGAROO 1 KILO 9999 GOLD · 2021 ·
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Notes

Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated.
Packaging: in a protective acrylic capsule.
Release date: 16 November 2020
Perth Mint Item ID: 21014AAAX

This coin includes an authentication feature on the reverse in the form of a micro-laser engraved letter. Detectable under a magnifying glass, it is designed to make it significantly more difficult for the coin to be counterfeited.

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

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Gold Kilo 2021 Australian Kangaroo: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeGold Kilo (1 kg)
Issued2021
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Australian version)
Face Value3000 (x Dollar)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerStuart Devlin
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size75.900 mm
Thickness13.700 mm
Mass1,000.100 g
OCC IDLBRP-ORRC-RQQX-OMNY
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