35th Anniversary of the Australian Kangaroo Nugget

2021 1/4oz Gold Proof Coin

Struck with meticulous attention to detail in stunning proof quality from 1/4oz of pure gold, this special numismatic collectable celebrates the 35th anniversary of the Australian Nugget, the first official Australian legal tender gold coin series.

Key features:

  • Proof quality 99.99% pure gold
  • Historic tributes to a classic Perth Mint coin program
  • Special obverse design featuring two effigies of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
  • Australian Legal Tender
  • Exceptionally low mintage: 1/4oz – 1,000


Debuting in 1986 in proof format and in 1987 as bullion, Australian Nugget gold coins featured designs celebrating historic Australian natural gold nuggets - including Welcome Stranger, the largest nugget known to man. Each incredible find was artistically portrayed for the series by renowned designer and goldsmith Stuart Devlin, who also drew the magnificent ‘red kangaroo’ that became synonymous with the series and a key inspiration behind its later name change to the ‘Australian Kangaroo’.

35th Anniversary Design

The reverse of each 35th anniversary tribute portrays a representation of Stuart Devlin’s red kangaroo surrounded by symbolic rays of the Australian sun. As well as the number 35, the design includes a small representation of the 2,300oz Welcome Stranger nugget, unearthed in Victoria in 1869. The inscription AUSTRALIAN NUGGET 1986 – 2021 and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark also appear on each reverse.

Presentation Packaging

Each accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, the 1/4oz denominations are individually housed in black presentation cases. 


Technical Specifications

Year Date   2021
Gold Content (Troy oz)   0.25
Monetary Denomination (AUD)   25
Fineness (% purity)   99.99
Minimum Gross Weight (g)   7.777
Maximum Diameter (mm)   20.60
Maximum Thickness (mm)   2.30
Maximum Mintage   1,000
Legal Tender Australian Legal Tender
Effigy Jody Clark design of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II
Designer Stuart Delvin

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