Kangaroo 1/2 oz Gold Coin 2018


Kangaroo 1/2 oz Gold Coin 2018 - 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
Currently not available
Sell back price: € 837.75
Product Description

The 2018 Australian Gold Kangaroo coins have arrived. Gold Kangaroo’s are some of the most popular bullion coins in the world. Each year the design changes which adds to the appeal of the series.

The Gold Kangaroo was originally known as the “Gold Nugget”. The first design of the coin featured images of gold nuggets from 1986-1989. In 1989 the design changed to depict Kangaroo’s which were deemed to be a more world recognized symbol of Australia.

Weight, Size, Alloy

The fractional sized Kangaroo’s are available in 1/2oz, 1/4oz, and 1/10oz. Fractional size coins offer lower price points than the standard 1oz coin. The key specifications of the 1/2 oz Gold Kangaroo for 2018 is as follows:

Weight: ½ oz

Diameter: 25.1mm

Thickness: 2.2mm

Nominal Value: 50 Australian Dollars

Purity: 99.99%


The new design for 2018 feature two Kangaroos jumping across in the Australian outback. The inscription along the top outer edge reads “Australian Kangaroo”.

Embossed along the bottom outer edge are the year “2018”, the fine weight “1/2oz”, the fineness “9999”, and the precious metal “Gold”. To the right is the mint mark “P”, which stands for the Perth Mint.

The reverse side of the 2018 1/2oz Gold Kangaroo depicts an image of her majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The portrait of the Queen was designed by artist Ian Rank Broadley. The inscriptions on the reverse read “Australia” “Elizabeth II” and “50 Dollars”.


Australian Gold Kangaroos have a number of key advantages for both investors and collectors.

  • Gold Kangaroos feature annual design changes which appeal to collectors who want to own each year in the series.

  • Kangaroos are recognized worldwide which make them easy to buy and sell regardless of what continent you live on.

  • Kangaroos have a fineness of .9999 making them some of the purest gold coins available on the market today.

Perth Mint

Australian Gold Kangaroos are produced by the world renowned Perth Mint. The Perth Mint opened in 1899 in response to the discovery of gold deposits in Coolgardie and Kalgoorlie.

At the time, it was Australia’s third branch of the British Royal Mint. The other Australian Mints were located in Sydney and Melbourne which have since been closed.

One of the biggest producing products of the Perth Mint was the English Gold Sovereign. Between 1899 and 1931 more than 106 million Gold Sovereigns and almost 735,000 half Sovereigns were produced by the Perth Mint for use as currency throughout Australia and the British empire.

Product Details

Country: Australia
Mint: Perth Mint
Year: 2018
Size: ½ oz
Purity: 99.99%
Denomination: 50 Dollars
Product Name: Kangaroo