Nugget/Kangaroo 1/2oz Gold Coin 1988


Nugget/Kangaroo 1/2oz Gold Coin 1988

Weight: 15.55 g
Purity: 999/1000
Country: Australia
Mint: The Perth Mint
Packing: Single in capsule
Grading: Mint State; Circulated
Currently not available
Sell back price: € 768.64
Product Description

The 1988 Gold Nugget produced by the distinguished Perth Mint, in Australia.

Also referred to as ‘Gold Kangaroos’ due to the image changing in 1990. Coins published from that date on, have been struck with the iconic Australian animal. It’s one of the few legal tender coins that change their image annually.


Coins made in 1988, depending on the denomination, feature a different famous nugget. The name of the nugget is inscribed under the image, along with the date found, on the reverse of the coin.

This 1/2oz coin features the nugget ‘Hand of Faith’ which was found by a metal detector in 1980 in Kingower, Victoria.

The obverse features a right facing effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.

Size       Fineweight     Diameter Thickness     Nominal Value

1/2 oz        15.55g   25.1mm 2.4mm          50 AUD

More information about the Australian Nugget/Kangaroo series click to the Australian Kangaroo Gold Coin Series Category