The Perth Mint’s Australian Kangaroo Series of bullion coins is as robust as any other major bullion coin collection. The series started in 1986 with what was then known as the Gold Nugget, but since 1990 has been the Gold Kangaroo. The Silver Kangaroo bullion coin officially joined the series in 2016. As of 2018, platinum coins have joined the series in the form of the Platinum Australian Kangaroo. Now, 2020 1 oz Platinum Australian Kangaroo Coins are available to you for purchase online at Silver.com.
- Coins ship to you in protective acrylic capsules, rolls of 20, or boxes of 100!
- Third year for the Platinum Australian Kangaroo coin!
- Mintage is unlimited through the end of 2020!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9995 fine platinum in BU condition.
- Queen Elizabeth II is on the obverse.
- A red kangaroo leaps across the field on the reverse.
Platinum Australian Kangaroo Coins are the latest addition to the Australian Kangaroo Series. Introduced in 2018, the coins are available only in 1 oz platinum and borrow the popular red kangaroo coin design from Stuart Devlin. The design on these coins first appeared on a copper penny prior to Australian decimalization of its coinage.
The original design from Stuart Devlin captured the red kangaroo in the same design as it appears here. The copper penny, however, did have additional elements not found on these coins. That copper penny featured a flower and the star of the Commonwealth in the design field along with the kangaroo.
On the reverse of the 2020 1 oz Platinum Australian Kangaroo Coin is a depiction of the red kangaroo leaping across the design field from right to left. This iconic design depicts the red kangaroo, one of four subspecies of the marsupial endemic to the continent. The design includes sunburst rays around the outer edge of the design field. This side of the coin includes a new authentication feature from the Perth Mint as well.
Within the phrase “Australian Kangaroo” on the reverse field is a micro-engraved letter only visible under magnification. This feature has been rolled out on numerous 2020 Australian bullion coins.
The obverse of 2020 Platinum Australian Kangaroo Coins features the sixth-generation effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty is featured here in right-profile relief wearing the Royal Diadem crown, earrings, and the Victorian coronation necklace. This image was created by Jody Clark and began to feature on Perth coinage in 2018.
These 2020 1 oz Platinum Australian Kangaroo coins are available in individual acrylic capsules, sealed rolls of 20 coins, or boxes of 100 coins with five sealed rolls of 20. Each individual coin is in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
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