Founded in 1896 as a branch to the British Royal Mint, Perth Mint today is one of the largest minting plants globally, owned by the Western Australian government. Manufacturer of the iconic ‘Kangaroo’ gold and silver investment coins, Perth Mint also produce a popular lunar series and a range of sought-after collector coins.
The Gold Nugget was introduced in 1986 by the Gold Corporation, a company wholly owned by the government of Western Australia.
For the first 3 years that the Gold Nugget was minted, the reverse side of the coin features the "Welcome Stranger" gold nugget which was discovered in 1869. If you have wondered how the Australian Kangaroo Nugget gold coins got the 'nugget' in their name, this rare coin explains it.
Contains 1 oz of .9999 fine Gold.
Comes packaged in a plastic capsule.
Obverse: Displays a right-facing profile of Queen Elizabeth II, along with the face value.
Reverse: Features the popular Gold Nugget design.
Sovereign coin backed by the Australian government.
The coin is presented in a protective acrylic capsule.