2009 Australian Kangaroo Gold Coins Unveiled

by CoinNews.net on August 25, 2008 · 3 comments

The Perth Mint has pulled away the curtains to unveil the new and unique 2009 Australian Kangaroo gold coin design. The Australian Government official, legal tender bullion coins are struck in 99.99% pure gold, carry a guarantee in weight and purity, and include eight fractional sizes with two different reverse designs.

2009 Australian Kangaroo Gold Coins

The series of 8 coins are minted for both investors and collectors and will be released October 1, 2008 for worldwide distribution.

The obverse or heads side of the gold coins depict Ian Rank-Broadley’s effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

The 1oz, 1/2oz, 1/4oz, 1/10oz and 1/20oz reverse design portrays a kangaroo with a ‘joey’ in its pouch with a representation of the Southern Cross constellation and the seven-pointed Commonwealth Star in the background.

The reverse of the 1 kilo, 10oz and 2oz coins depict the a classic kangaroo design by Dr Stuart Devlin, jeweler and goldsmith to Her Majesty The Queen.

Each design incorporates The Perth Mints traditional "P" mint mark, a 109 year-old symbol "embodying its commitment to minting excellence."

Mintage limits for each coin size are:

Mintage Limit
1 oz
1/2 oz
1/4 oz
1/10 oz, 1/20 oz
1 kilo, 10 oz, 2 oz


The specifications for each coin are:

1 kilo
Gold Content (Troy oz) 32.151 10 2 1 0.5 0.25 0.1 0.05
Denomination (AUD) 3,000 1,000 200 100 50 25 15 5
Fineness (% purity) 99.99 99.99 99.99 99.99 99.99 99.99 99.99 99.99
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 1,000.10 311.067 62.215 31.107 15.554 7.777 3.111 1.556
Maximum Diameter (mm) 75.3 60.3 40.6 32.1 25.1 20.1 16.1 14.1
Maximum Thickness (mm) 13.9 7.9 3.9 2.8 2.4 2 1.5 1.4


Prices for the 2009 Australian Kangaroo gold coins have not yet been set.

[Editor’s note: The 2010 versions are now issued. For more information, read 2010 Australian Kangaroo Gold Coins.]

About the Perth Mint

The Perth Mint, wholly-owned by the State Government of Western Australia, is the official issuer of the Australian Federal Government’s Gold and Silver Bullion Coin Program. The Mint opened in 1899 in response to the discovery of rich gold deposits in Coolgardie and Kalgoorlie.  It was Australia’s third branch of Britain’s Royal Mint – the others being the Sydney Mint and the Melbourne Mint (both closed).

The Perth Mint remained under Britain’s jurisdiction until 1 July 1970, when ownership transferred to the State Government of Western Australia. 

In 2003, The Perth Mint officially opened an 8,400 square metre state-of-the-art manufacturing facility next door to its original limestone building.  Dominating the Mint’s heritage precinct, these two important buildings are powerful symbols of more than 100 years of minting excellence in Western Australia.

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Koichi Ito August 26, 2008 at 6:14 am

How I can order New Gold Kangaroo Coins of Australia? What is the price of these coins?

jvvasa October 13, 2009 at 12:42 am

How I can order New Gold Kangaroo Coins of Australia? What is the price of these coins?

in india this type coin avilable or not. not that how can i buy that procedure?

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