Kangaroo 1/2 oz Gold Coin 2017


Kangaroo 1/2 oz Gold Coin 2017 - Motif

Weight: 15.55 g
Purity: 999.9 / 1000
Country: Australia
Mint: The Perth Mint
Packing: Single in capsule
Grading: Mint State; Uncirculated
Tax: Taxfree acc. to §25c UStG
Excl. Tax: € 579.91 Incl. Tax: € 579.91
Sell back price: € 546.22
Quantity Net Per Unit VAT Per Unit Gross Per Unit Premium  
1+ € 579.91 € 0.00 € 579.91 6.7%
Product Description

The ½ oz Gold Kangaroo is one of the most popular investment coins. Produced by the world famous perth Mint, the ½ oz Gold Kangaroo is ideal for those investors looking for smaller weight high quality gold coins.

The Australian Gold “Nugget” coin series was released in 1986. The Kangaroo design was included on the Gold Nugget in 1989. The original Nugget series was renamed “Australian Kangaroo” in 2008.

Australia is known for producing some of the highest quality gold and silver coins in the world.


The fractional Kangaroo gold coins series is available in 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/10 oz and 1/20 oz. Fractional gold coins provide investors with the ability to gain exposure to gold in weights under the traditional 1 oz size.

The key dimensions of the 2017 1/2 gold Kangaroo are listed below:

Fine Weight: 1/2 oz

Thickness: 2.2mm

Diameter: 25.1mm

Purity: 999.9/1000 Gold

Nominal Value: 50 Australian Dollars


The Perth Mint is one of the oldest and most recognizable mints in the world. It produces some of the purest gold and silver bullion products available on the market. The mint was originally founded in 1896 as a branch of the British Royal Mint.

Besides the Kangaroo, the Perth Mint also manufactures the following Gold and Silver coins:

  • Lunar Gold Bullion Series

  • Lunar Silver Bullion Series

  • Kookaburra Silver Bullion Series

  • Koala Silver Bullion Series

The Perth Mint  guarantees that each coin contains the stated gold purity and weight stamped on the coin. Coins produced by the Perth Mint are known for their beautifully  designed animal themes.

Appearance and Design

The front of the coin features an image of Queen Elizabeth II, which was designed by Ian Rankbroadley. The portrait of the Queen is a common motif on all Australian bullion coins.

The reverse of the 2017 1/2 oz Gold Kangaroo depicts an image of an Kangaroo jumping in a remote part of the outback. The inscription on the top of the coin reads “Australian Kangaroo” and at the bottom, the year of issue along with the weight and gold purity are listed.


One of the appealing aspects of the Kangaroo Gold coin is that the design changes every year. This promotes interest in the coin series. Not only is the Kangaroo a popular choice for Investors but also for collectors.

The Gold Kangaroo also has global brand recognition. This is an important feature because the coin series is easy to buy and sell at most reputable precious metals dealers around the world.

The 2017 1/2 oz gold Kangaroo also meets all of the criteria for classification as a bullion coin. As a result, the Kangaroo is exempt from VAT. The criteria for VAT exemption is listed on the 1 oz gold Kangaroo gold product description.

It should be noted that gold is a very soft material and therefore pure gold coins can be susceptible to surface scratches. As a result, Kangaroo’s should be handled with care and kept in their protective cases.

Design Features & Facts

  • From 1986 to 1988 the design of the coins featured the famous nugget that was found in Australia.

  • In 1989 the Kangaroo design was introduced.

  • In 2008 the coin series was renamed “Australian Kangaroo”

Product Details

Manufacturer: Royal Perth Mint

Country of origin: Australia

Karat: 24 K

Gold: 99.9%

Purity: 999.9/ 1000

Alloy: Gold

Weights: 1 oz, 1/ 2 oz, 1/ 4 oz, 1/ 10 oz, 1/ 20 oz

Scratch resistance: poor