One of the most popular coin designs from the Perth Mint is the annual high-relief proof Australian Silver Kangaroo coin. With new designs every year and a deep design field, this coin is highly sought after by collectors. Today, the 2016 1 oz Proof Australian Silver Kangaroo Coin is available as a high-relief strike from JM Bullion.
- Mintage capped at 20,000 coins in total!
- Ships in presentation packaging with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Face value of $1 (AUD) is fully backed by the government of Australia.
- Reverse features the all-new Kangaroo design for 2016!
- Obverse bears the image of Queen Elizabeth II.
- High-relief strike.
The Perth Mint has released the Proof Australian Silver Kangaroo Coins for a number of years now. Each new release in the series features a different reverse design depicting the most popular animals species from the continent; the kangaroo.
Considered the unofficial animal of the nation, the kangaroo species includes four different subspecies with numbers in the wild around 34 million. The animal is used popularly by the Royal Australian Air Force and private companies such as Qantas, one of the nations largest private airlines.
On the reverse face of the 2016 1 oz Proof Australian Silver Kangaroo High Relief Coin is the latest image of the kangaroo, complete with its usual background motif of the Australian Outback. Although the Outback is often used as the background motif, it too changes in specific design from one year to the next.
The obverse side of the coin features the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, as created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley. Her Majestys image is accompanied by engravings that include her name, the nation of issue, and the face value of the coin.
Each of these 2016 1 oz Proof Australian Silver Kangaroo High Relief coins has a deep design field that comes from striking the blanks under intense pressure, multiple times. The coins included a numbered Certificate of Authenticity inside the presentation packaging.
Perth Mint was originally founded in 1899 as part of the Royal Mint system in Australia. Following the closures of the Sydney and Melbourne Mint locations, the Perth Mint remained as the oldest operating mint in the country of Australia.
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