The Perth Mint has released the much-awaited 2018 1 oz Australian Gold Kangaroo Coin. Started with the aim of celebrating Australia’s most famous marsupial, the Red Kangaroo, the Kangaroo Gold Coin program has become one of the most awaited products to emerge from the Perth Mint annually.
In addition to being one of the most famous Australian mints, Perth Mint also has a rich history – going back as far as 1899. It started out as a branch of the Royal Mint in London, but the ownership was transferred to the Government of Western Australia in 1970. Each of these coins contains 1 troy ounce of 0.9999 pure gold. Moreover, the Australian Government has assigned legal tender status to these gold coins – giving them $100 (AUD) face values.