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Australia 2007 Gold Nugget / Kangaroo $5 1/20 Ounce .9999 Pure Gold Reverse Proof

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Here's a beautiful and eminently affordable way to own .9999 pure gold!

Sold out at the Mint!The kangaroo is one of the definitive symbols of Australia, the island continent. Each year the Perth Mint releases a Gold Nugget / Kangaroo 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. Even better is the price! Leave it to the Perth Mint to make the luxury of a .9999 fine gold proof affordable for everyone!

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A grey kangaroo with her young joey in her pouch, attentive and alert!Australia is also known for the incredible size and shape of gold nuggets found in the outback. In fact, the largest gold nugget ever found, the Welcome Stranger, was found in 1869 in Victoria, Australia. Its gross weight was 3523.5 troy ounces, so it was more like a gold stone than a gold nugget! The largest gold nugget still in existence, the Hand of Faith, was also discovered in Australia, in 1980, by a metal detectorist. It weighs 874.82 troy ounces.

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Investment Note
This artistically-rendered beauty contains a full one-twentieth ounce of four nines (.9999) pure gold. Its weight represents a most popular fractional size of gold, small enough to be economical for any collector.

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

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A kangaroo pauses to regard the viewer, while stylized rays of light and/or heat emanate from behind. The date and legend THE AUSTRALIAN NUGGET are indicated. The legend 1/20 OZ. 9999 GOLD guarantees the weight and purity.

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.

Country Australia
Mint Perth Mint of Australia
Year of Issue 2007
Face Value 5 Dollars
Weight 1.556 g
Diameter 14.10 mm
Gauge (Thickness)     1.40 mm
Finish Reverse Proof
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Gold
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
Artist Ian Rank-Broadley (reverse)
Packaging Encapsulated

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