The Silver Australian Kangaroo might be a new bullion coin from the Perth Mint, but it isn’t the first kangaroo design on a silver coin from the mint. The Proof Silver Australian Kangaroo was also available in 2015, and is struck in brilliant high-relief finish. Right now, the 2016 2 oz Silver Australian Kangaroo High Relief Coin is available on Silver.com with an antique finish.
- Mintage of these coins was limited to just 3,000 in total!
- Features a brilliant, rimless design and antique finish.
- Arrives in presentation packaging with a numbered certificate.
- Consists of two troy ounces of .999 fine silver.
- Bears a face value of $2 (AUD) backed by the federal government of Australia.
- Reverse features an all-new kangaroo design.
- Obverse features the familiar right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
Kangaroos are a symbol for the nation of Australia, albeit not an official emblem. The kangaroo appears on countless logos and designs, from the national airline (Qantas) to the emblem of the Royal Australian Air Force.
These coins are all struck in high-relief proof, giving them beautiful 3D finishes. The added appeal of these coins comes from the use of a rimless blank, which extends the design field to the furthest edges of the coin’s surface. Antique finishes add depth and detail to a coin, while also giving it a timeless look and feel.
On the reverse side of each 2016 2 oz Silver Australian Antiqued Kangaroo Coin is the image of a kangaroo as it hops across the Outback. The largest marsupial in the world, the kangaroo is also the only animal of its kind known to move by hopping.
The obverse face of each coin includes the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty is featured in a fourth-generation portrait on these coins, which was created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley.
Australia’s Perth Mint is the oldest operating mint facility in the country. Originally part of the Royal Mint system, today it operates as a state-owned entity of Western Australia and is not affiliated with the Royal Australian Mint in Canberra, the federal capital of the nation.
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