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Australian Gold Nugget Coins

1989 1/10 Troy Oz Proof

99.99% Gold

1989 was the first year that the kangaroo was introduced to the Perth Mint's gold coins and the same design was then used on all sizes, but continued to change annually.
The "P" mint mark is also incorporated into the Red Kangaroo design.
Only available as part of 2 & 4 coin sets when originally issued, these can sometimes be found individually.

1989 1/10 Troy Oz Proof Australian Gold Nugget Coin Reverse

1989 1/10 Troy Oz Proof Australian Gold Nugget Coin Obverse
Mintage
13,970

These coins are the only major legal tender, pure gold coins to change their design each year. This feature and their limited annual mintages give them potential for numismatic appreciation over time.
All coins are legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965 and bear an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination on the obverse .


Specifications


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Composition: 99.99% Gold
Gold Content: 0.100 oz
Denomination: $15
Edge: Reeded
Weight: 3.133 grams
Size: 16.1 mm
Finish: Proof
Reverse: Stuart Devlin
Obverse: Raphael Maklouf
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John McIlwraith & Anthea Harris
The History of Australian Coin Production at the Perth Mint

Goldcorp
1999
Perth Mint
310 Hay St
East Perth WA 6004

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