Platinum Ounce 2018 Australian Kangaroo, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Platinum Ounce 2018 Australian Kangaroo, Coin from Australia
CoinPlatinum Ounce 2018 Australian Kangaroo

The Australian one ounce platinum piece (abbreviated as 1 oz and designated with Pt for "Platinum") 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 the first in the platinum ounce format.

The Mint says about it:
No wildlife symbol more powerfully equates with Australia than our beloved kangaroo. In 2019, 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 / Platinum Ounce 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 · 100 DOLLARS ·.

The Queen's portrait is on a lightly frosted background.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Reverse
Australia / Platinum Ounce 2018 Australian Kangaroo - reverse photo

The reverse features the classic realistic representation of a bounding Red Kangaroo on a plain background, with a starburst (stylised rays of sunlight) around the rim but not extending to the centre.

Around above, the name of the series: AUSTRALIAN KANGAROO.

Around below, the date of issue and the precious metal content: 2018 1oz 9995 PLATINUM (one troy ounce of 99.95% platinum).

The rim is finely textured in thin concentric wavy lines. The P mint mark is in the rim on the right.

Reverse Inscription AUSTRALIAN KANGAROO 2018 1oz 9995 PLATINUM
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Notes

Platinum content (Troy oz): 1.000
Finish: bullion (Brilliant Uncirculated).
Packaging: in protective plastic capsule.

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

All (13) coins of type: Platinum Ounce (1 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Platinum Ounce 2015 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Platinum Ounce 2016 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 350 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Platinum Ounce 2018 Australian Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Platinum Ounce 2018 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Platinum Ounce 2019 Australian Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Platinum Ounce 2019 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Platinum Ounce 2020 Australian Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Platinum Ounce 2020 Year of the Mouse 188 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9995 Pt 100 DOLLARS
Platinum Ounce 2020 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Platinum Ounce 2021 Australian Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Platinum Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox 188 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Au 100 DOLLARS
Platinum Ounce 2021 Mythical Creatures - Unicorn 125 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9995 Pt 2021 100 DOLLARS
Platinum Ounce 2021 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 350 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
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Platinum Ounce 2018 Australian Kangaroo: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypePlatinum Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2018
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value100 (x Dollar)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
Material0.9995 Platinum
DesignerStuart Devlin
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size31.120 mm
Thickness2.700 mm
Mass32.600 g
OCC IDBYNK-EDDC-KBBK-EPQM
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2018 1 oz Australian Kangaroo Platinum Bullion Coin
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