Australian Silver Kangaroo

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Silver Kangaroo (Australia)
Face Value: $1 AUS
Mass: 1 troy ounce
Composition: 99.9% Ag
Diameter: 40.00mm
Edge: Reeded
Years of Minting: 1993–present
Design: Kangaroo
Designer: Horst Hahne
Design Date: 1993
Design: Queen Elizabeth II
Designer: Raphael Maklouf
Design Date: 1993

The Australian Silver Kangaroo is a one troy ounce silver bullion coin minted by the Royal Australian Mint in Canberra, Australia. They have legal tender status in Australia and are one of few legal tender bullion silver coins to change their design every year. This and their limited annual mintage may, unlike for many other bullion coins, raise their numismatic value over the value of silver used.

The Silver Kangaroo series was introduced in 1993[1] by the Royal Australian Mint, an agency wholly owned and run by the Commonwealth Government of Australia. Silver Kangaroo coins are usually issued in two forms: a proof coin and a frosted uncirculated coin, although coins with selective gold plating have also been issued from 2003.


  1. ^ '2002 $1 Silver Kangaroo coin', Royal Australian Mint, Media Centre, 22 November 2001. The '2002 $1 Silver Kangaroo' 'is the tenth in the series of Silver Kangaroo $1 coins released since 1993'. Retrieved 12 January 2010.

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