Australian Silver Kangaroo (bullion)

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Silver Kangaroo
Australia
Value1 Dollar (face value)
Mass31.1 g (1.0 troy oz)
Diameter40.6 mm (1.52 in)
Thickness3.2 mm (0.13 in)
EdgeReeded
Composition99.99% Ag
Years of minting2015-present
Obverse
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DesignQueen Elizabeth II
DesignerJody Clark
Design date2015
Reverse
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DesignRed kangaroo jumping
DesignerDr. Stuart Devlin
Design date2014

The Silver Kangaroo is a silver coin originating from Australia and produced at the Perth Mint. This is a bullion coin meant for investment in silver. An Australian silver kangaroo coin, produced at the Royal Australian Mint (RAM), is collected for its numismatic value. The obverse of the coin always depicts Queen Elizabeth II. The reverse side features a red kangaroo jumping. Unlike the Australian silver koala and silver kookaburra coins, the reverse image does not change every year. The obverse image on the RAM silver coin does change every year. The mintage every year is unlimited, unlike the koala and kookaburra coins which have a maximum mintage of 300,000 and 500,000 respectively.[1] No special editions or privy marks have appeared for the one-ounce bullion coin.[2]

Mintage figures[2]
Year Mintage
2015 300,000
2016 11,245,615
2017 5,178,016
2018 4,395,517

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References[edit]

General
  • 2020 Standard Catalog of World Coins - 1901–2000, 47th Edition, publication date 2019, Krause Publications, ISBN 978-1-4402-4896-2
  • 2020 Standard Catalog of World Coins - 2001–Date, 14th Edition, publication date 2019, Krause Publications, ISBN 978-1-4402-4897-9
Specific
  1. ^ "Buy Silver Coins". Perth Mint. Retrieved 23 February 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b "Bullion coin mintages". Perth Mint. Retrieved 23 February 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)