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The newest coin among the Perth Mints annual bullion releases is the Australian Silver Kangaroo. Introduced in 2016, this coin became the first-ever silver bullion issue from the mint to feature .9999 pure silver content instead of .999 purity. With an iconic design of the red kangaroo, the new Australian Silver Kangaroo quickly became a must-have for investors. Right now, 2018 1 oz Australian Silver Kangaroo Coins are available for purchase online from Metals.com.
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure silver in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of $1 (AUD) backed by the federal government of Australia.
- Obverse includes Queen Elizabeth IIs portrait.
- Reverse depicts the red kangaroo with a background of rays of sunshine.
Each 2018 1 oz Australian Silver Kangaroo Coin is available to you in BU condition. Coins in BU condition exhibit no signs of wear and tear, though you may notice minor flaws ranging from breaks in the luster and spotted surfaces to contact marks. These are often a result of the coining process at the mint.
Australian Silver Kangaroo coins feature an iconic depiction of the red kangaroo that has been used on circulation Australian currency for nearly a century. The design features the red kangaroo hopping across the design from the viewers right to the left. The background includes a burst of symbolic rays of sunshine.
On the reverse side of all 2018 1 oz Australian Silver Kangaroo coins is the image of that red kangaroo. The red kangaroo is the largest terrestrial mammal native to the Australian continent, and it is the largest extant marsupial found on the continent as well. Though it can be found across the mainland, it is rarely if ever found in the south, east coast, and northern rainforest regions.
The obverse of the Australian Silver Kangaroo coin features the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty appears on all Australian coinage, bullion and circulation alike. Throughout her reign, Queen Elizabeth IIs portrait is updated to reflect her age. This is the fourth-generation depiction created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley.
Perth Mint has set an unlimited mintage figure for the 1 oz Australian Silver Kangaroo. This means the coins will be struck to meet demand from investors through the end of its year of issue, which means the end of the 2018 calendar year.
Located in Perth, Western Australia, the Perth Mint is the nation’s oldest operating mint facility. Today it is a state-owned entity of Western Australia and operates independent of the sovereign facility in Canberra at the Royal Australian Mint.
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