Over the course of the history of the Australian Kangaroo Gold Series, the Perth Mint has offered a total of eight coin weights. The Australian Nugget Series that evolved into the Australian Kangaroo featured 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, and 1/10 oz gold. The 1990 transition to the Australian Kangaroo brought with it 1 Kilo and 1/20 oz gold. Over time, 2 oz and 10 oz gold coins were added. As of 2016, the only options left in the series are the 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/10 oz, and 1 Kilo gold coins.
The obverse of this Gold Kangaroo Coin showcases the Jody Clark designed side profile of Queen Elizabeth II. The designer’s initials “JC” can be found on Her Majesty’s shoulder. Above the Queen are inscribed the words “ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA” and below the profile is the monetary denomination of “25 DOLLARS”.
The Gold Kangaroo displays an adult kangaroo up close in the Australian wilderness with two Waratah flowers behind the marsupial. Surrounding the image on the coin’s reverse are the words “AUSTRALIAN KANGAROO” along with “The year of issue and 1/4 oz 9999 GOLD”. The “P” mintmark of the Perth Mint can also be seen on this face of the coin