The nation of Australia is home to some of the most unique, endemic species of animals in the world. Koalas, wallabies, wallaroos, and the kangaroo are among a handful of species found only in the Land Down Under, and the kangaroo is arguably one of the two most recognizable species from the continent. Today, the kangaroo comes to life on the 2015 1 oz Silver Australian Kangaroo Coin, available on Silver.com with a BU grade.
- Ships in a plastic flip to protect the coin’s condition.
- Total mintage was capped at 300,000 coins in 2015.
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Face value of $1 (AUD) is fully backed by the government of Australia.
- Obverse features the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse bears the image of a kangaroo in the Australian landscape.
- Available in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
The kangaroo is an unofficial emblem of the nation of Australia, appearing on the nation’s crest and being used by private and public entities alike. For example, the Royal Australian Air Force uses the kangaroo in its badge, while the national airline of Qantas also uses the kangaroo in its logo.
Each of these 2015 1 oz Silver Australian Kangaroo Coins are Brilliant Uncirculated specimens. Coins with a BU grade feature no signs of wear and tear, though you will note the presence of minor flaws such as breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, or contact marks from the striking process.
On the reverse of these Silver Australian Kangaroo coins is the image of a kangaroo as it bounds along the Australian landscape. These beautifully designed coins include intricate background details, such as an outsized moon rising into the sky above and a river in the foreground that twists off into the background toward a wooded area.
The obverse of the 2015 1 oz Silver Australian Kangaroo Coins includes the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty’s effigy was created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley, the fourth artist to create an updated version of the Queen to appear on commonwealth coinage during her 64-year reign as Queen of England
All 2015 1 oz Silver Australian Kangaroo Coins are products of the Perth Mint. Located in Perth, Western Australia, the mint was originally part of the Royal Mint system in Australia and is now a state-owned entity of Western Australia and is not associated with the Royal Australian Mint.
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