For the first time in the history of the Perth Mint, a Brilliant Uncirculated Silver Kangaroo coin was offered as an official silver bullion coin in 2016. This popular coin is back with the 2017 1 oz Australian Silver Kangaroo (BU)! Struck from extra-pure .9999 fine silver, each of these sovereign coins is legal tender with a face value of 1 Dollar (AUD). In addition, every coin contains 1 troy ounce of pure silver and special anti-counterfeiting features.
The reverse design features the original Stuart Devlin design of a red kangaroo hopping toward the left. A brilliant sunburst pattern appears in the background, enclosed by a wavy-line pattern around the outer rim. Rim inscriptions include the series name "AUSTRALIAN KANGAROO" at the top, while the year-date "2017" and the specifications "1 oz 9999 SILVER" are found at the bottom rim. The "P" mintmark for Perth is placed to the right. In the first "A" of "AUSTRALIAN," a special micro-engraved "A" can be seen under magnification, making the coins nearly impossible to counterfeit.
The obverse is graced by Ian Rank-Broadley's portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right. The same pattern of wavy lines fills the outer rim and the coin's edge is reeded. Along the outer rim, inscriptions read "ELIZABETH II," the issuing country "AUSTRALIA," and the denomination "1 DOLLAR." The design bears a gorgeous Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) finish.
Since being introduced, the Silver Kangaroo has seen strong demand from investors and coin collectors alike. These bullion coins not only feature the exquisite quality of .9999 fine silver, but also use the image of Australia's most iconic animal. Be sure to get your 2017 1 oz Australian Silver Kangaroo (BU) coin from Gainesville Coins before supplies are depleted!
|Mint Mark:||P - Perth|
|Actual Metal Weight:||1 ozt|
|Face Value:||1 Dollar|
|Obverse Designer:||Ian Rank-Broadley|
|Reverse Designer:||Stuart Devlin|