I have just recently decided to start a set of $2.50 Gold Indians. It is a short run of 15 coins with only one expensive key date. I think it will be a fun and rewarding short term goal set. Well short term if you define it as a couple of years but definitely a lot less time than it will take to finish my Morgan Dollar set. I have posted pictures of my first coin for the set below.
This is the sweetest little coin I've seen in awhile so I wanted to share it with you. And it just happens to be Gold! And it hopped right into my collection ; ) Nicknamed "The Mini Roo", this is a 2018P Australia G$2 Kangaroo, First Releases. Graded by NGC as MS 70. The coin was issued by the Perth Mint which was founded in 1899 and is the oldest operating mint in Australia. Some of the specs on this coin include... Diameter 11.6 mm, Thickness 0.70 mm, Weight .50 grams, Purity of gold 0.9999. The obverse is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965 and depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination and the 2018 year-date. The reverse depicts two bounding red kangaroo's and the Perth Mintâ€™s traditional â€˜Pâ€™ mintmark. It was designed by Jennifer McKenna. The Kangaroo which has become so popular over the years that it is now an unofficial emblem of Australia, appearing on various government crests, corporate logos, and, of course, coins. I hope you enjoyed my blog! Comments are welcomed.