Saturday, April 01, 2006

Silver Kangaroo Coin

The Royal Australian Mint has been producing silver kangaroo coins for around 11 years and with the 2006 one dollar Silver Kangaroo proof Coin continues to uphold that tradition.

Designer Wojciech Pietranik has created the boundless enthusiasm of Australia in the bounding kangaroo complete with a Joey (baby kangaroo) peeking out of her pouch.

The mintage of this 99.9 percent fine silver one ounce coin is just 12500 and as these coins are always very much in demand they will soon be snapped up.

On each obverse is the current effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, by Ian Rank-Broadley.

Nominal Specifications
Denomination $1
Metal Fine Silver (99.9%)
Mass 1 Troy Ounce
Diameter (mm) 40.00
Finish Proof
Mintage 12,500
Designer Wojciech Pietranik

Some collectors make a point of collecting each issue of the silver kangaroo coin and build up an impressive and valuable collection as a result.

The silver kangaroo coin is sure to continue to be one of the best silver coins to collect for any coin enthusiast.

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