This spectacular 2oz gold coin features a pink diamond unearthed from Rio Tinto’s Argyle Diamond Mine in the East Kimberley region of Western Australia. This diamond was specifically selected to correspond with the red kangaroo design. One of nature’s finest treasures, pink diamonds are among the rarest and most valuable objects on Earth.
The Perth Mint’s red kangaroo design was introduced as part of the Australian Nugget gold coin program as the new theme for the 1989 Proof Issue. The artistry was designed by Dr Stuart Devlin AO CMG, goldsmith and jeweller to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Proof Quality 99.99% Pure Gold
Each coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 2oz of 99.99% pure gold in proof quality and skillfully handset with a genuine Argyle Pink Diamond.
Original Australian Kangaroo Design
The coin’s reverse portrays a bounding red kangaroo surrounded by stylised rays of sunlight. The kangaroo is holding a beautiful pink diamond between its front paws. The design includes the inscription AUSTRALIAN KANGAROO 2017 2oz 9999 GOLD, and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.
Australian Legal Tender
Each coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965 and features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination on its obverse.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 300 of the Australian Kangaroo 2017 2oz Gold Proof Pink Diamond Edition.
Presentation Packaging and Numbered Certificate
The coin is housed in a prestigious and elegant Perth Mint presentation case within a themed, shipper and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.