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Australia 2011-P Kangaroo and Rising Sun / Gold Nugget $100 1 Ounce .9999 Pure Gold Reverse Proof GX UX

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A remarkable scene of a kangaroo greeting the rising sun adorns this high relief, pure silver dollar piedfort (extra-thick coin)!

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Sold out at the Mint! The kangaroo is one of the definitive symbols of Australia, the island continent. The Perth Mint and Talisman Coins are proud to bring you an incredible addition to the renowned Australian Kangaroo coin series. Each year the Mint releases a Kangaroo / Gold Nugget coin with a new obverse, with a one-year-only depiction of this herbivorous marsupial, made all the more desirable by the Mint's execution in 4 9s pure gold, artistically rendered in a reverse proof finish with frosted fields and mirrored devices. This year's entry depicts a kangaroo greeting the rising sun; the roo appears poised to leap!

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A young Eastern grey kangaroo baby joey.Australia's Own Red Kangaroo
The Red Kangaroo (Macropus rufus) is the largest of all kangaroos, the largest mammal native to Australia, and the largest surviving marsupial. It is found across mainland Australia, avoiding only the more fertile areas in the south, the east coast, and the northern rainforests.

This species is a very large kangaroo with short, red-brown fur, fading to pale buff below and on the limbs. It has long, pointed earlobes and a squared-off muzzle. Females are smaller than males and are blue-gray with a brown tinge, pale gray below, although arid zone females are colored more like males. It has two forelimbs with small claws, two muscular hind-limbs, which are used for jumping, and a strong tail which is often used to create a tripod when standing upright.

The Red Kangaroo lives alone or in small groups called "mobs" (although food shortages can cause them to congregate into larger groups). Each mob is usually made up of two to ten 'roos, but sometimes a mob can consist of up to several hundred. Membership of these groups is very flexible, and males (boomers) are not territorial, fighting only over females (flyers) that come into heat. The largest males are dominant, and control most of the matings.

When male kangaroos fight, they may appear to be "boxing". They usually stand up on their hind limbs and attempt to push their opponent off balance by jabbing him or locking forearms. If the fight escalates, they will begin to kick each other. Using their tail to support their weight, they deliver kicks with their powerful hind legs.

A grey kangaroo with her young, a baby joey, in her pouch, alert and attentive! These herbivores' legs work much like a rubber band. Males can leap over 30 feet (9 meters) in one leap! Kangaroos are adept swimmers, and often flee into waterways if threated by a predator. If pursued into the water, a kangaroo may use its forepaws to hold the predator underwater so as to drown it. The Red Kangaroo is too big to be subject to much non-human predation. They can use their robust legs and clawed feet to defend themselves from attackers with kicks and blows. However, dingoes and eagles will kill and eat joeys. Joeys are thus protected in their mother's pouch.

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Investment Note
This artistically-rendered beauty contains one full troy ounce of four nines (.9999) pure gold. As part of Australia's most collected gold series, and with the best-know large Australian marsupial in a dramatic scene, we heartily recommend this as an excellent buy and hold.

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Technology Note
The marvelous minting and refining technologies of the Perth Mint have brought us this large and impressive gold coin, in a purity (99.99%) that puts other mints' gold coins to shame!

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Obverse
A kangaroo poised about to leap, in front of the rising sun. The Perth Mint's "P" mint mark is judiciously placed to the right, at the 3:00 position near the rim. The legend AUSTRALIAN KANGAROO defines the theme, while the legend 1 OZ 9999 GOLD guarantees the weight and purity.

Reverse
Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of England, in crowned profile facing right. This portrait, featuring Her Majesty wearing a tiara and pearl drop earrings, was executed by the sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley. The legends ELIZABETH II, AUSTRALIA and the denomination also appear.

SpecificationsTwo Australian kangaroos boxing or fighting outdoors.
Country Australia
Mint Perth Mint of Australia
Year of Issue 2011
   
Face Value 100 Dollars
Weight 31.112 g
Diameter 32.60 mm
Gauge (Thickness)     2.80 mm
Mintage Limit 350,000
   
Finish Reverse Proof
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Gold
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Aleysha Howarth (obverse)
Ian Rank-Broadley (reverse)
Packaging Encapsulated

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