The Perth Mint has previously released kangaroo-inspired designs on its coins, but there has never been a consistent bullion coin program featuring the creature. The Australian Silver Kookaburra coin created immense interest in Perth Mint bullion coins, and the more recent Australian Silver Koala built upon that success.
Kangaroos are one of the most beloved creatures from the Australian continent and are well known around the world as a symbol of the nation. With its distinctive movement and massive, powerful tail, the kangaroo is a unique creature. It is also the largest marsupial in the world today.
The obverse of each coin bears the hallmarks of all Perth Mint coins. Queen Elizabeth II’s right-profile portrait is surrounded by inscriptions of her name, the nation of issue, and the coin’s face value.
On the reverse is the image of the Australian kangaroo, complete with a new security feature in the letter “A” for the engraving of “Australia.” When viewed under magnification, a smaller letter A is visible.
For these silver coins, the Perth Mint rolled out increased security features on the reverse side of the design. The new authentication features include the aforementioned micro-laser engraved letter “A” inside of the first “A” in the engraving of “Australia.” It is only visible under magnification and is designed to combat counterfeiting.
All 1 oz Australian Silver Kangaroo Coins in this condition come from random years of issue, either 2016 or 2017, in the new Silver Kangaroo issue. The condition of the coins will vary, and both the condition and year of issue will be determined by availability in our warehouse when your order is prepared for shipping. Any Silver Kangaroo coins issued prior to 2016 feature .999 fine silver content and bear varying designs.
Australia’s Perth Mint is a state-owned entity of the government of Western Australia and is not associated with the Royal Australian Mint.