May 2012


May 2012

About the Goanna Gold Coin

By StoneX Bullion

Goanna Gold Coin Discover Australia

This proof Goanna gold coin was minted in 2012 and continues the series issued by the Perth Mint. It is a series that commemorates the wildlife inhabiting the Australian beautiful landscapes. The beautiful designs of different animals engraved in gold it is the greatest way to remember people about the wonderers that inhabit Australia. This coin, featuring a goanna, is also available manufactured from silver as a precious metal and it was released a month prior to the release of the Goanna gold coin proof quality.

The Goanna gold coin displayed on our website comes in the 1/2 oz. size however the Perth Mint also issued smaller varieties: the 1/10 troy ounce and the 1/25 troy ounce of gold. This Australian mint continues to issue coins of the highest quality, coins that have a purity of 99.99% gold. It has a 25.60 mm diameter and a 2.40 mm thickness.

Other coins belonging to this series entitled Discover Australia are: the Green and Gold Bell Frog, the Red Kangaroo, the Kookaburra, and the Whale Shark which is the only aquatic animal from this series. They were all minted in 2012 and were issued as silver coins also.

Goanna Gold Coin Design

The obverse of the Goanna gold coin depicts the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, an engraver realized by Ian Rank-Broadley. The portrait of her majesty is facing right and the legend reads: ELIZABETH II, the issuing country AUSTRALIA, and the denomination 50 DOLLARS. This is a common obverse design for all the Discover Australia series, not only for the Goanna gold coin.

The reverse of the Goanna gold coin depicts the animal that gives the name to this coin in proof quality, in its natural habitat. At the top it is inscribed the name of the series DISCOVER AUSTRALIA and at the bottom the minting year 2012, the illustrated animal GOANNA, the weight and the purity 1/2oz 9999 GOLD.

Goanna Gold Coin Investment

The Discover Australia series, with the Goanna gold coin in proof quality as their latest release, it is a truly spectacular series that will be incredibly valuable in the future. Collectors are very attracted to these coins, knowing the high reputation of the Perth Mint. Also, animal lovers fascinated by strange little things that are living in the Australian landscapes cannot miss the opportunity of being the proud owners of such gold coins like the Goanna gold coin.

By investing into the Goanna gold coin, investors will be able to trade 15.55 grams of 24 carats gold. It cannot be considered an affordable coin for everyone due to its considerable weight represented entirely by pure gold therefore those that can afford purchasing such a coin can be considered fortunate. As the gold price increases the Goanna gold coin minted in proof quality will also increase its value becoming a really profitable coin.

There are a lot of amazing gold coins minted throughout the year and it is hard to choose in which to invest. However, the Goanna gold coin has perfect bullion characteristics to which we can add the scarcity and the high demand.