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Mintage of just 500 for ounce gold kangaroo

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Premium tenth anniversary $100 gold proof Kangaroo at Sunset. (Images courtesy RAM)

Ten years ago the Royal Australian Mint introduced Wojciech Pietranik’s strikingly simple “Kangaroo at Sunset” design.

It has since figured each year on a 21.60 mm, fifth ounce .9999 fine gold $25 proof and from 2009-2016 on a 21.69 mm, 6.03 g .999 fine silver $1 proof.

Relatively low mintages helped make the coins popular. Each year’s gold proofs are distributed by ballot. To mark the 10th anniversary, RAM has released a one-ounce gold $100. The 34.00 mm, .999 fine proof has a mintage of 500. It carries a “10” privy mark under the initials WP.

 

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