Gold Twentieth-Ounce 2020 Australian Kangaroo, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Gold Twentieth-Ounce 2020 Australian Kangaroo, Coin from Australia
CoinGold Twentieth-Ounce 2020 Australian Kangaroo

The Australian twentieth-ounce gold piece (abbreviated as 1/20 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, and is a "numismatic" issue with a one-year design. It was issued in sets only.

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 Mintage200
Obverse
Australia / Gold Twentieth-Ounce 2020 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 · 5 DOLLARS ·.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 5 DOLLARS ·
Reverse
Australia / Gold Twentieth-Ounce 2020 Australian Kangaroo - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin portrays two kangaroos in the Australian Outback, framed by native "grass trees".

The Perth Mint’s P mint mark is just above the ground below left. On the ground below right, the designer's initials AH, for Aleysha Howarth.

Around above, the name of the coin series: AUSTRALIAN KANGAROO. Around below, the date of issue and the precious metal content: 2020 1/20oz 9999 GOLD (one twentieth of a troy ounce of 99.99% gold).

Reverse Inscription AUSTRALIAN KANGAROO 2020 1/20oz 9999 GOLD
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Gold content (Troy oz): 0.050
Finish: proof
Packaging: in coin set

Issued in Set
Australian Kangaroo 2020 Gold Proof Five-Coin Set, mintage 200
5 coins: 1 oz Gold, 1/2 oz Gold, 1/4 oz Gold, 1/10 oz Gold, 1/20 oz Gold
See also

Coins in the Australian Kangaroo 2020 series by the Perth Mint include:
- 1 oz Platinum Bullion, Australian Kangaroo 2020
- 1 kg Gold Bullion, Australian Kangaroo 2020
- 5 oz Gold, Australian Kangaroo 2020
- 2 oz Gold Proof High Relief, Australian Kangaroo 2020
- 1 oz Gold, Australian Kangaroo 2020
- 1/2 oz Gold, Australian Kangaroo 2020
- 1/4 oz Gold, Australian Kangaroo 2020
- 1/10 oz Gold, Australian Kangaroo 2020
- 1/20 oz Gold, Australian Kangaroo 2020
- 0.5 g Gold, Australian Kangaroo 2020
- 5 oz Silver, Australian Kangaroo 2020
- 1 oz Silver High Relief Coloured, Australian Kangaroo 2020
- 1 oz Silver Gilded Proof, Australian Kangaroo 2020
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Australian Kangaroo 2020

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Gold Twentieth-Ounce 2020 Australian Kangaroo: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeGold Twentieth-Ounce (1/20 oz)
Issued2020
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Australian version)
Face Value5 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage200
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerAleysha Howarth
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size14.600 mm
Thickness1.000 mm
Mass1.555 g
OCC IDQRAP-OBNC-NXQP-OYJD
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