2016-P Australian Kangaroo 1/10 oz. Gold Bullion Coin In Original Mint Capsule
A fabulous high quality new design for the 2016 Gold Kangaroo that is affordable in a fractional coin from Australia. Done in 99.99% Pure Gold and comes with the original Perth Mint capsule that it fits snugly in. This protects the coin from and incidental damage from handling as well as the shipping processes. The 1/10 oz. coin is 16.1 mm in diameter (0.634 inches) but still is impressive when holding it or showing it to your friends.
Australian Nugget Coin Series - Australian Gold Kangaroo Series
This year’s design features a Kangaroo resting on its two big feet and his tail – while watching another Kangaroo’s silhouette on his backside. The design includes the inscriptions of “AUSTRALIAN KANGAROO,” “2016 1/10 OZ. 9999 GOLD,” and the Perth Mint mark “P.” The inner circle of the design has a satin type finish as opposed to the rim area circle having the glossy mirror finish look to it. The edge of the coin has a reeded edge for security and aesthetics. These themed gold coins were first introduced in Australia in the year 1990. Previous to this design were the Australian Nugget Coin Series coins which originated in 1986.
The reason for this switch was because the Kangaroo had gained much more notoriety as the “unofficial” representative of Australia as opposed to the Gold Nugget concept. Since this change, collectors and stackers seem to have taken much more favorably to the newer design of the coins and Australia has seen a tremendous uptake of these gold kangaroo theme coins over the years. Despite this, several people still tend to refer to these coins as “gold nuggets.” These gold coins are the “gold nuggets” of Australia in more than one regard.
Obverse Design of the 2016 1/10 oz. Australian Gold Kangaroo Coin
The law in Australia strictly states that an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II must be on the obverse of every Australian legal tender coin. This coin is no exception and it proudly displays Ian Rank-Broadley design of her as she faces to the right of the coin. The inscriptions on this side of the coin include “ELIZABETH II,” “AUSTRALIA,” “15 DOLLARS.” The background has a satin type look to it.
Why should you purchase this 2016-P Australia 1/10 oz. .9999 Fine Gold Kangaroo $15 Coin?
Collecting the gold Kangaroo series is a great way to build gold into your portfolio. This affordable fractional one tenth ounce coin is a great place to start to collect .9999 fine gold. It is among the purest gold that can be found anywhere today. Couple that with the excellent design features as well as it being a denominated $15 dollar coin - you can’t go wrong adding this to your stack.
|Year of Issue:||2016|
|Weight in Grams:||3.11 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||1/10 oz|