The Australian Kangaroo coin series from the Perth Mint is arguably its most diverse in terms of coin weights and precious metals. The coins have existed since 1990 as the Gold Kangaroo collection, which features both 1 oz gold and fractional-weight gold. The series expanded in 2016 with the Silver Kangaroo, and now offers even more diversity with the Platinum Kangaroo. Today, the 2018 1 oz Platinum Australian Kangaroo Coin is available to you online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you inside protective plastic capsules, sealed rolls containing 20 coins, or boxes containing 100 coins.
- First-ever release of the Platinum Australian Kangaroo!
- Unlimited mintage of Platinum Kangaroo coins!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9995 fine platinum in BU condition.
- Face value of $100 (AUD) is fully backed by the Australian government.
- Queen Elizabeth II’s effigy on the obverse.
- Red kangaroo design graces the reverse.
Australian Kangaroo coinage has proven a trend-setting collection from the Perth Mint. Together with the Silver Kookaburra, the Gold Kangaroo was one of the first two collections from the mint to feature rotating annual designs on the reverse when it debuted in 1990. The Silver Kangaroo’s 2016 debut brought the first .9999 fine silver content coin to Perth Mint annual bullion releases.
Now, the 2018 1 oz Platinum Australian Kangaroo coin gives the series the most diversity of any release from the mint with a platinum coin option. These Platinum Kangaroo coins are available to you in BU condition. Coins in this condition have no signs of wear and tear, but they are not perfect specimens. BU coins have the potential for breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, and contact marks as a result of the production process.
The obverse of all coins in the Platinum Kangaroo release have Queen Elizabeth II’s right-profile effigy. Her Majesty’s effigy has appeared on the obverse of British and commonwealth coinage throughout her reign, dating back to 1952. This is the fourth-generation design which came from Ian Rank-Broadley in 1998.
On the reverse of the all-new 2018 1 oz Platinum Australian Kangaroo is the iconic design of the red kangaroo. There are four species of kangaroo native to Australia, but the red kangaroo is the largest and best-known of the species. In this design, it hops across the coin’s design field with sunburst rays framing it from behind.
Perth Mint opened in 1899 as the third and final Royal Mint in Australia. Following the closure of the Sydney Mint and Melbourne Mint it was left as the oldest operating facility. Today it is owned and operated by the state of Western Australia, and operates separately from the Royal Australian Mint in Canberra.
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