In celebration of the 160th anniversary since the release of Australia’s first Port Phillip Kangaroo medallion, The Perth Mint in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution is proud to present these special 99.99% pure gold commemorative replicas.
The medallions are all confirmed PF 70, the very highest grading scale awarded by NGC, the official grading service of the American Numismatic Association. Each medallion is encapsulated for protection and secured in an inert plastic holder featuring a security hologram, bar code and identification number.
NGC defines a PF 70 coin as having no post-production imperfections at five times magnification, the highest possible grading for a proof coin. To find out more about coin grading, visit NGC.
Proof Quality 99.99% Pure Gold
To celebrate this significant event, the original Port Phillip Kangaroo medallion has been replicated on a 1/4oz of 99.99% pure gold medallion, in stunning PF 70 quality.
Historic Port Phillip Reverse Design
The famed Port Phillip Kangaroo was introduced in 1853 following the height of the Victorian gold rush. Its iconic kangaroo design was symbolic of Australia, and its title aptly identified its colonial origin.
The obverse of the medallion features a kangaroo in a standing pose and the 1853 year-date, bordered by a patterned rim and the inscriptions PORT PHILLIP and AUSTRALIA. A special anniversary Perth Mint mintmark ‘P2012’ also appears in the design.
Beautiful Packaging and Story Card
This commemorative has been individually slabbed and is presented in a prestigious timber display case, accompanied by an informative story card.
Collectors can also enjoy a four-medallion collection comprising replicas in 2oz, 1oz, 1/2oz and 1/4oz sizes, struck from 99.99% pure gold in PF 70 quality.
The Perth Mint will issue no more than 2,000 of these Port Phillip Kangaroo 1/4oz Gold Proof Replica Medallions in this packaging, from a maximum mintage of 2,500.
Made in Partnership with the Smithsonian Institution
One of Australia's first Port Phillip Gold Kangaroo medallions can be found in the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Washington DC, 160 years after it was struck in Port Phillip Bay, near Melbourne.
The Smithsonian Institution is the world's largest museum and research complex.