The Australian Gold Nugget, also called a Kangaroo, is a gold bullion coin minted by the Perth Mint. Each coin contains 1/2 troy ounce of gold. From 1986 to 1989, the reverse of these coins portrayed various Australian gold nuggets, hence the name Australian Gold Nugget even till today.
Each Australian Gold Kangaroo contains 99.99% pure gold.
The 2017 1/2oz Gold Kangaroo features the classic red kangaroo design bounding across an outback plain. Also included is the year of issue, weight, and purity of the coin.
After the year 1989, the design was changed to feature Australia's most famous marsupial, the kangaroo.
Australian Legal Tender
The coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.