• 1987 Australian Nugget 1/2 oz Gold Bullion Coin Reverse
  • 1987 Australian Nugget 1/2 oz Gold Bullion Coin Obverse
  • 1987 Australian Nugget 1/2 oz Gold Bullion Coin Reverse
  • 1987 Australian Nugget 1/2 oz Gold Bullion Coin Obverse
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1987 Kangaroo Nugget 0.5 oz Gold Australian Bullion Coin

The 1987 Kangaroo Nugget 0.5 oz Gold Australian Bullion Coin represents the second annual release in Perth Mint's Australian nugget bullion coin series, which commenced in 1986.

  • Manufactured by The Perth Mint
  • 24 carat / 999 fineness
  • Contains 0.5 troy ounce of the precious metal
  • Mintage: 105,530
  • Exempt from VAT

Please Note: These coins are worn and may have red spots.


(VAT Exempt)
Totals are approximate until metal prices are confirmed on the next LBMA fix.

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Australian Gold Nuggets

The Gold Nugget coin series was introduced in 1986 by The Perth Mint. They had two unique features: a 'two-tone' frosted design effect, and plastic encapsulation of each individual coin. At the time, these features were unusual for standard bullion coins and gave the Nugget characteristics which made it stand apart from other gold bullion coins in the market.

In 1990, the reverse design changed to show kangaroos. Each year is different in its design, making them popular with coin collectors as well as investors.

Nuggets or Kangaroos?

The kangaroo coins originally featured famous gold nuggets discovered in Australia (As seen with this coin!) on their reverse designs. In 1989, 2 designs were released; one featuring a nugget, the other showing a kangaroo. The Perth Mint decided to stick with the kangaroo designs, and so from 1989 onwards, the coins no longer feature gold nuggets. For this reason the coins are often referred to as 'kangaroos', 'roos' or 'nuggets'.


The third portrait of Queen Elizabeth II was designed by Raphael Maklouf and is featured on this obverse. The coin bears an inscription that reads as:



The reverse side displays the 'Hand of Faith' nugget, the largest gold nugget ever discovered in Australia, weighing an impressive 875 troy ounces. This historic find was made in 1980 using a metal detector.

The text beneath the nugget reads as follows:




Weight / Size0.5 Ounce
Gold Weight Troy Ounces0.5
Fineness / Carat0.917 / 22
Mintage Figure105,530
Obverse DesignerRaphael Maklouf
Issuing Monarch Elizabeth II (1952-2022)
Mint / BrandPerth Mint
Terms & Delivery

Terms of Sale - Key Points

You can find more information on payment and identification requirements.

Bullion coins are provided as is and on occasion may have some minor scratches or edge knocks. These are not regarded as faulty or damaged goods as their precious metal content and value as a bullion coin is not affected. Any coin sold for a value less than a 180% intrinsic is considered a bullion coin.

Gold investment products are VAT free. Silver investment products are inclusive of VAT at the current rate unless otherwise stated.

All investment products are based on the live precious metal price. Prices will be fixed once the item has been added to the basket and recalculates just before checking out. 

If your product is not a graded coin and is considered a bullion item, it should be noted that these are bought and sold on low premiums over their precious metal content and not solely for aesthetic purposes; therefore, some products may have edge knocks and/or marks. These edge knocks and marks do not alter the specifications of the coins.

Please note that all investment products are exempt from the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 and therefore customers do not have the right to cancel their order once the order has been accepted. If customers no longer wish to go ahead with their investment purchase, there is an option to sell the products back to Chard (1964) Ltd instead. View our current buy back prices.

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Delivery Information

We aim to dispatch orders within 48 hours of receiving cleared funds. Our standard delivery methods are as follows.

Orders over £60 - Fully Insured Delivery.

  • Within the UK and BFPO - Next day fully insured and tracked. Delivery starts from £6. 

Orders under £60

  • Within the UK and BFPO - Royal Mail 2nd Class. Your order will normally arrive within 2-3 working days. Delivery starts from £3.50.

If you wish to have your order sent by an alternative method (e.g., Saturday Guaranteed) please contact +441253343081 for more information. Please note, we will not dispatch high value orders over a bank holiday weekend.

For international delivery, please check with your local customs office for more information on custom duty and taxes.

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Postal Insurance

We offer fully insured delivery on all special delivery options. We do need to pass on the cost of this insurance as it soon adds up shipping high value gold and silver products. 

  • Orders under £1500 there is no additional fee.
  • Orders over £1500 we charge a fee in order to cover the increasing costs of insurance. For every £1500 we apply a £1 fee. 

If you require any assistance, please do not hesitate to call the showroom on +441253343081 and one of our team can discuss your purchase.