The 2012 1/2 oz Perth Mint Gold Kangaroo is an annual release in the Perth Mint's Gold Nugget/Kangaroo series. These coins showcase different species of Australian Kangaroos. Each coin is minted in 99.99% fine gold.
Featured on the obverse of each coin is the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen's name, the country of issue and the denomination all form a circle around the bust. The reverse of the coin changes annually to display a different kangaroo each year. For 2012, an Australian Red Kangaroo is shown standing in front a windmill. A wide open prairie scene is behind the kangaroo as well. "AUSTRALIAN KANGAROO" is inscribed across the top rim of the coin, while the year, weight and purity are inscribed along the bottom.