A kangaroo stands at attention surveying the landscape on the reverse of this 2012 1/2 oz gold kangaroo coin from Australia's Perth Mint. Gold kangaroo coins have become a favorite for many collectors as the kangaroo is identified all over the world as a symbol of Australia.
The coins are Australian legal tender and are made from .9999 pure gold. They were introduced in 1987 featuring an image of a gold nugget on the reverse. In 1989, the rear design was changed to what is now the well-known image of the Australian kangaroo. The obverse features an image of Queen Elizabeth II.