Australian Kangaroo (PCGS graded)
The 2014 Gold Kangaroo (1 oz) features a kangaroo in a classic pose set against a field of wildflowers. The design changes each year to reflect a new likeness of the kangaroo, native to Australia.
Because Kangaroo coins are legal tender in Australia, the obverse features the portrait of Queen Elizabeth. The rim is etched with the words ELIZABETH II, AUSTRALIA and 100 DOLLARS.
The reverse of this coin bears the stunning image of a red kangaroo, the unofficial symbol of Australia. The ‘roo stands in front of a beautiful stretch of Australian grassland, hills cascading into the distance. The words AUSTRALIAN KANGAROO and 2014 1oz 9999 GOLD are on the rim.
The mintage is limited to a maximum of only 350,000 coins and the Gold Australian Kangaroo is one of the only world Gold Bullion coins to change its design each year.
The “P” mint mark, appears on the reverse, along with the inscription “Australian Kangaroo,” the date, the size of the coin and the .9999 purity.
The name of the hot, dry grassland where kangaroos and other wildlife live is “the Outback.” This area is mainly a tourist destination, as the arid climate makes it hard for large habitations, though it also has large mining operations. Large animals like the red kangaroo spend the blazing hot days hiding under the shade of bushes and small trees to keep cool in the heat.
The size and color reproduction of the coins shown do not correspond to the actual coins.