The Australian Nugget 1997 1/4oz Gold Proof coin is issued by the Perth Mint in Western Australia, and stuck to a very high standard with a superb mixture of frosted and mirror finish.
The coin is struck from 1/4oz of 99.99% pure gold in proof quality.
The reverse of the coin features two kangaroos against a stylised depiction of a rural landscape with the inscription THE AUSTRALIAN NUGGET. The design also includes The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark, the 1997 year-date, and the coin’s weight and fineness.
Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the coin features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination on its obverse.
The coin is housed in a capsule and presented in a classic Perth Mint timber presentation case with outer red sleeve.