The 2012 Red Kangaroo is part of the Perth Mint's Discover Australia coin program. This silver proof coin is produced by The Perth Mint from 1 troy ounce of .999 pure silver. The Discover Australia program is dedicated to showcasing Australian animals in their natural environments. The Red Kangaroo is the largest species of Kangaroo in Australia. They are found trekking in groups throughout the Outback across the scrublands, grasslands and desert habitats. The Red Kangaroo silver proof coins have a limited mintage of 7,500 from The Perth Mint. This coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. The Red Kangaroo comes in a classic timber lid display case and outer Discover Australia themed box.
The obverse of the Red Kangaroo coin displays Ian Rank-Broadley's effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. The designer's initials are found underneath the Queen's neck, “IRE.” The profile of the Queen is encircled by the legend, “ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA,” above her crown and the monetary denomination of, “1 DOLLAR,” below. On the reverse is the silver proof Red Kangaroo featuring a beautifully colorized background. The inscriptions, “DISCOVER AUSTRALIA,” and, “RED KANGAROO,” are included in the design. The famous Perth Mint “P” mint mark is above the coin's physical properties, “1OZ 999 SILVER.”
Gainesville Coins features Discover Australia coins in gold, platinum and silver from The Perth Mint.