A collectors' favorite, the 1oz Gold Australian Kangaroo, comprises of 31.1 grams or 1 troy oz. of .9999 fine gold. Since 1990, the coin has featured a different image of a kangaroo each year, adding additional appeal to these collectible coins, with the crisp clear, high relief designs showing great artistry. These exquisite 24 karat gold coins are guaranteed by the Perth Mint.
Overview of the 1oz Gold Australian Kangaroo:
Purity: .9999 fine / 24 Karat Gold
Weight: 1 Troy oz.
Weight in grams: 31.1 Grams
Face value $100
Guaranteed by the Perth Mint
Eligible for inclusion in a self-directed IRA
1oz Gold Australian Kangaroo Design:
Though each coin features a kangaroo, the specific design and year of the issue do vary, although the orders are often fulfilled by the most recent year of issue.
The Perth Mint has over a hundred years of minting experience, opening in 1899 in response to the discovery of gold in Western Australia. In 1957, the mint achieved what was in all likelihood an industry first by producing a proof plate of almost six nines - 999.999 parts of gold per thousand - as measured by the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths in London, arguably "the purest of all gold." Originally a part of the British Royal Mint, The Perth Mint transferred to the Government of Western Australia in 1970 and from 1987 they were able to mint and market gold, silver, and platinum Australian legal tender coinage to investors and collectors worldwide, following a State Act of Parliament. In 2003, the Perth Mint opened a new state-of-the-art facility next door to their original Hay Street building.
The Perth holds endorsements from four of the world's leading commodity exchanges, including the London Bullion Market Association, the New York Commodity Exchange, the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre and the Tokyo Commodity Exchange. The Perth Mint is committed to an ethical approach to its business and strictly adheres to the guidelines and standards set by the London Bullion Market Association and the World Gold Council.
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