Gold Ten Ounces 1999 Australian Nugget - Red Kangaroo, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Gold Ten Ounces 1999 Australian Nugget - Red Kangaroo, Coin from Australia
CoinGold Ten Ounces 1999 Australian Nugget - Red Kangaroo

The Australian ten ounces gold piece (abbreviated as 10 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 Australian Nugget bullion series by the Perth Mint, and features a Red Kangaroo on the reverse.

The series initially featured natural gold nuggets discovered in Australia, but in 1989 changed direction and started featuring kangaroos instead. It was eventually renamed the Australian Kangaroo.

When the Perth Mint launched its Kangaroo series back in 1987, it became an instant success. The Mint expanded the collection in 1991 to include 2 oz, 10 oz, and kilo versions. The 10 oz version featured the same Kangaroo design with each release and was issued by the mint up until 2009.

The Red Kangaroo depicted on the reverse is the worlds largest marsupial, with some adult males standing nearly six feet in height. These majestic creatures reside in the arid desert of Australia and subsist mainly on grass and herbage. They are specifically suited for dry regions and can survive with little water, as the moisture found in their food is sufficient for their survival. Female Red Kangaroos give birth to one baby at a time, and upon delivery, their joey will reside in the mothers special pouch for 8-10 months until emerging to live independently.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage512
Obverse
Australia / Gold Ten Ounces 1999 Australian Nugget - Red 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 small 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 · 1000 DOLLARS ·.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1000 DOLLARS ·
Reverse
Australia / Gold Ten Ounces 1999 Australian Nugget - Red Kangaroo - reverse photo

The reverse features a realistic representation of a bounding Red Kangaroo with a starburst background (stylised rays of sunlight not quite reaching the centre). A special P 100 mint mark is below left - the "100" marking one hundred years since the Perth Mint was founded.

Below the figure, RED KANGAROO.

Around above, the inscription THE AUSTRALIAN NUGGET 10 OZ. 9999 GOLD.

Around below, the date of issue: · 1999 ·.

Reverse Inscription THE AUSTRALIAN NUGGET 10 OZ. 9999 GOLD · 1999 · RED KANGAROO
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
See also

Coins in the Australian Nugget Series include (ordered by year / metal / weight):
- 1 oz Gold Proof, Welcome Stranger Nugget, 1986
- 1/2 oz Gold Proof, Hand of Faith Nugget, 1986
- 1/4 oz Gold Proof, Golden Eagle Nugget, 1986
- 1/10 oz Gold Proof, Little Hero Nugget, 1986
- 1 oz Gold, Welcome Stranger Nugget, 1987
- 1 oz Gold Proof, Poseidon Nugget, 1987
- 1/2 oz Gold, Hand of Faith Nugget, 1987
- 1/2 oz Gold Proof, Bobby Dazzler Nugget, 1987
- 1/4 oz Gold, Golden Eagle Nugget, 1987
- 1/4 oz Gold Proof, Father's Day Nugget, 1987
- 1/10 oz Gold, Little Hero Nugget, 1987
- 1/10 oz Gold Proof, Golden Aussie Nugget, 1987
- 1 oz Gold, Welcome Stranger Nugget, 1988
- 1 oz Gold Proof, Pride of Australia Nugget, 1988
- 1/2 oz Gold, Hand of Faith Nugget, 1988
- 1/2 oz Gold Proof, Welcome Nugget, 1988
- 1/4 oz Gold, Golden Eagle Nugget, 1988
- 1/4 oz Gold Proof, Ruby Well Nugget, 1988
- 1/10 oz Gold, Little Hero Nugget, 1988
- 1/10 oz Gold Proof, Jubilee Nugget, 1988
- 1 oz Gold, Welcome Stranger Nugget, 1989
- 1 oz Gold Proof, The Australian Nugget - Red Kangaroo, 1989
- 1/2 oz Gold, Hand of Faith Nugget, 1989
- 1/2 oz Gold Proof, The Australian Nugget - Red Kangaroo, 1989
- 1/4 oz Gold, Golden Eagle Nugget, 1989
- 1/4 oz Gold Proof, The Australian Nugget - Red Kangaroo, 1989
- 1/10 oz Gold, Little Hero Nugget, 1989
- 1/10 oz Gold Proof, The Australian Nugget - Red Kangaroo, 1989
- 1/20 oz Gold Proof, The Australian Nugget - Red Kangaroo, 1989
- 1 oz Gold, The Australian Nugget - Red Kangaroo, 1990
- 1 oz Gold Proof, The Australian Nugget - Grey Kangaroo, 1990
- 1/2 oz Gold, The Australian Nugget - Red Kangaroo, 1990
- 1/2 oz Gold Proof, The Australian Nugget - Grey Kangaroo, 1990
- 1/4 oz Gold, The Australian Nugget - Red Kangaroo, 1990
- 1/4 oz Gold Proof, The Australian Nugget - Grey Kangaroo, 1990
- 1/10 oz Gold, The Australian Nugget - Red Kangaroo, 1990
- 1/10 oz Gold Proof, The Australian Nugget - Grey Kangaroo, 1990
- 1/20 oz Gold, The Australian Nugget - Red Kangaroo, 1990
- 1/20 oz Gold Proof, The Australian Nugget - Grey Kangaroo, 1990
- 1 kg Gold, The Australian Nugget - Red Kangaroo, 1991
- 10 oz Gold, The Australian Nugget - Red Kangaroo, 1991
- 2 oz Gold, The Australian Nugget - Red Kangaroo, 1991
- 1 oz Gold, The Australian Nugget - Grey Kangaroo, 1991
- 1/2 oz Gold, The Australian Nugget - Grey Kangaroo, 1991
- 1/4 oz Gold, The Australian Nugget - Grey Kangaroo, 1991
- 1/10 oz Gold, The Australian Nugget - Grey Kangaroo, 1991
- 1/20 oz Gold, The Australian Nugget - Grey Kangaroo, 1991
- 2 oz Gold, The Australian Nugget - Red Kangaroo, 1992
- 10 oz Gold, The Australian Nugget - Red Kangaroo, 1999
- 1 oz Gold, The Australian Nugget - Grey Kangaroo, 1999
- 1 oz Gold, Welcome Stranger Nugget, 2019
- 1 oz Silver, Welcome Stranger Nugget, 2019
- $1 Aluminium Bronze, Welcome Stranger Nugget, 2019
- 1 oz Gold, Hand of Faith Nugget, 2020
- 1 oz Silver, Hand of Faith Nugget, 2020
- 1 oz Gold, Golden Eagle Nugget, 2021
- 1 oz Gold, Welcome Stranger Nugget, 2021
- 1/2 oz Gold, Hand of Faith Nugget, 2021
- 1/4 oz Gold, Golden Eagle Nugget, 2021
- 1/10 oz Gold, Little Hero Nugget, 2021
- 2 oz Silver, Golden Eagle Nugget, 2021
- 1 oz Silver, Golden Eagle Nugget, 2021
- 1 oz Gold, Little Hero Nugget, 2022
- 1 oz Silver, Little Hero Nugget, 2022
- 1 oz Gold Bullion, Pride of Australia Nugget, 2023

Gold Ten Ounces 1999 Australian Nugget - Red Kangaroo: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Perth Mint 25 March 2021 Mintage link
All (15) coins of type: Gold Ten Ounces (10 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Gold Ten Ounces 1991 Australian Nugget - Red Kangaroo 5,448 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2,500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ten Ounces 1999 Australian Nugget - Red Kangaroo 512 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1000 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ten Ounces 2007 Year of the Pig 192 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1000 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ten Ounces 2018 The Jewelled Phoenix 8 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 10oz 9999 GOLD 2018 2000 DOLLARS
Gold Ten Ounces 2019 Year of the Pig unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 10oz 9999 GOLD 2019 1000 DOLLARS
Gold Ten Ounces 2019 The Jewelled Dragon 9 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 10oz 9999 GOLD 2020 2000 DOLLARS
Gold Ten Ounces 2020 Year of the Mouse unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 10oz 9999 Au 1000 DOLLARS
Gold Ten Ounces 2020 The Jewelled Tiger 8 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 10oz 9999 GOLD 2020 2000 DOLLARS
Gold Ten Ounces 2021 The Jewelled Horse 8 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 10oz 9999 GOLD 2021 2000 DOLLARS
Gold Ten Ounces 2021 Year of the Ox unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 10oz 9999 Au 1000 DOLLARS
Gold Ten Ounces 2022 The Jewelled Koi 8 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 10oz 9999 GOLD 2022 2500 DOLLARS
Gold Ten Ounces 2022 Year of the Tiger unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 10oz 9999 Au 1000 DOLLARS
Gold Ten Ounces 2023 Year of the Rabbit unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 10oz 9999 Au 1000 DOLLARS
Gold Ten Ounces 2023 The Jewelled Snake 8 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 10oz 9999 Au 2500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ten Ounces 2024 Year of the Dragon unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA · 10oz 9999 Au 1000 DOLLARS ·
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Gold Ten Ounces 1999 Australian Nugget - Red Kangaroo: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeGold Ten Ounces (10 oz)
Issued1999
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value1000 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage512
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerStuart Devlin
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size59.7000 mm
Thickness7.8000 mm
Mass311.6200 g
OCC IDNXYD-ONZC-XNKG-OVRB
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Gold Ten Ounces 1999 Australian Nugget - Red Kangaroo: Catalogue Reference IDs
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Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 454