The coin incorporates an authentication feature in the form of a micro-laser engraved letter. Detectable under a magnifying glass, it is designed to make it significantly more difficult for the coin to be counterfeited.
#### ABOUT THE SERIES Known as the Australian Golden nugget until 1989, the series retained the concept of having a dynamic and evolving reverse side design, adding collectability to the golden range of Kangaroos. Since then, the highly popular gold coin has gone on to gain international notoriety adorning the largest bullion coin ever made, at the time in 2014, one tonne Kangaroo had a face value of 1 million Australian Dollars!
#### ABOUT THE PERTH MINT The Perth Mint opened in 1899 as the British Royal Mint's 3rd branch in Australia. The historical Hay Street location handled gold refining until moving to a modern facility in April 1990. Ownership of the mint was transferred to the Government of Western Australia in July of 1970.
Under an agreement with the Commonwealth Treasury, they were empowered to mint and market gold, silver, and platinum as Australian legal tender to investors and collectors worldwide. Today, they are amongst the elite world mints whose pure gold, silver, and platinum items are trusted without question. Items such as the Australian Nugget, Silver Coin Series (Kangaroo, Kookaburra, Koala, and Platypus to name a few), as well as the Australian Lunar Gold and Silver Coin Series are extensively sought after by bullion investors worldwide.