Those who are in-tune with popular culture easily associate the kangaroo with the nation of Australia. An unofficial emblem of the nation, the kangaroo is the world’s largest marsupial and is a native species found only on the Australian continent. Today, a brand-new coin is available from the Perth Mint. The 2016 1 oz Silver Australian Kangaroo is available courtesy of Silver.com.
- Single coins ship in a plastic flips, quantities of 25 ship in sealed mint tubes, and quantities of 250 ship in sealed mint monster boxes containing 10 sealed tubes.
- Consists of one ounce of .9999 fine silver.
- Face value of $1 (AUD) is fully backed by the government of Australia.
- All-new coin series launched by the Perth Mint.
- Available in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
The first foreign explorers to set their sights on Australia were greeted by a land of many mysteries that had never been seen by the outside world. Among the most stunning creatures to these early explorers was the kangaroo. The kangaroo has one of the most distinctive movements in the animal kingdom, hopping on large, powerful hind legs and balancing its weight with the help of an oversized, muscular tail.
These 2016 1 oz Silver Australian Kangaroo Coins are brand new, and the specific design was a secret of the Perth Mint that was unveiled at the World Fair of Money by the American Numismatic Association. The coin’s design is set to rival the beauty and quality of the American Silver Eagle, a dominant coin in the global precious metal market.
Each 1 oz Silver Kangaroo features a micro-engraved security feature to ensure authenticity and purity. Inside of the “A” in “Australian”, you will find a micro-engraved mini “A”, viewable only under magnification. This security feature is virtually impossible to properly replicate, giving the coin protection against the counterfeiters of the world.
Australia’s Perth Mint was founded in 1899 as the final of three mints constructed by Britain’s Royal Mint. Following the end of British colonial rule, control of the Perth Mint passed to the state government of Western Australia. The oldest mint in the country, the Perth Mint is not affiliated with the Royal Australian Mint.
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