The latest silver bullion coin from the Perth Mint continues a tradition of honoring the nation’s native species on the reverse face of stunning commemorative coin programs. In just its second year of availability, the all-new Silver Australian Kangaroo continues to build upon the success of its predecessors, while forging its own path forward with investors and collectors. Right now, the 2017 1 oz Silver Australian Kangaroo Coin is available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in an individual plastic flip, mint tube of 25 coins, or Monster Box of 250 coins.
- Second release of the Silver Australian Kangaroo bullion coin.
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine silver in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of $1 (AUD) backed by the federal government of Australia.
- Reverse features the annual design for the Silver Australian Kangaroo.
- Obverse bears the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
Each 2017 1 oz Silver Australian Kangaroo Coin in this listing is available in BU condition. Coins in this condition exhibit no signs of wear and tear, though you may notice a range of minor flaws including breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, and contact marks from the coining process at the mint.
Australia’s Perth Mint has a history of creating impressive bullion coins using native species as inspiration for the designs. The Australian Kookaburra was introduced in 1990, and continues to this day with new designs available each year. The Australian Koala series debuted in 2007, and quickly became the most popular coin from the mint.
On the reverse of the 2017 1 oz Silver Australian Kangaroo is the image of the red kangaroo hopping across the Outback, with radiating lines from the background meant to depict the rays of the sun. Male kangaroos use their powerful hind legs for more than movement, as they often fight with other males over female mates by leaning back on their tails and boxing one another with their legs.
The obverse of the Silver Australian Kangaroo coin includes the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. This particular effigy of Her Majesty is a 1998 creation by Ian Rank-Broadley, and it represents the fourth-generation portrait of the Queen to appear on commonwealth coinage since her ascension to the throne of England in 1952.
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