The Australian Kangaroo is one of the most popular silver coins for sale at Perth Mint. Available for decades now, the Silver Kangaroo started out as a proof coin issued in 1 oz proof and 1 oz high-relief proof each. Eventually, the mint added a BU Silver Kangaroo in 2016. Right now, 2012 1 oz Proof Australian Silver Kangaroo Coins in perfect condition are available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in a protective NGC plastic slab!
- Beautiful high-relief strike!
- Limited initial mintage of only 20,000 coins!
- Limited availability of certified perfect coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Bears a face value of $1 (AUD) backed by the federal government of Australia.
- Issued a Grade of PF70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- UCAM specimen.
- Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse.
- A kangaroo near a windmill on the reverse.
- Designed by Wade Robinson.
Each 2012 1 oz Proof Australian Silver Kangaroo Coin is available to you for purchase here in perfect condition. Coins with a PF 70 certification exhibit full, original mint luster and have no detracting flaws of any kind. As an ultra-cameo proof, these coins have strong, frosted designs with deeply-mirrored, clear fields. Struck in high relief, the coins have greater depth to the background field with enhanced 3D visuals for the design strike.
Kangaroos are marsupials that are native to the Australian continent. There are four living subspecies of kangaroos alive today. These include the antilopine, eastern grey, western grey, and the red kangaroo. The red kangaroo is one of the most populous of the subspecies.
Queen Elizabeth II is featured on the obverse design of 2012 1 oz Proof Silver Kangaroo Coins. The image of the Queen shown here is in right-profile relief and includes the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara on her head. This design was created originally for the Royal Mint of England in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley and was adopted for Australian coins in 1999.
A kangaroo is depicted in the reverse field of 2012 1 oz Proof Silver Kangaroo Coins. In this design, the kangaroo is shown standing on its powerful hind legs with its ears perked up as it scans the horizon for any possible danger. The background offers a humble windmill at a farm.
Perth Mint was founded in 1899 as the third and final branch facility of the Royal Mint of England in what was then the colony of Australia. The mint is now owned by the government of Western Australia.
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