Like all young marsupials, a baby kangaroo is known as a joey – a shy and defenceless version of its adult protectors. Beautifully realised, the artistry on this coin captures the creature’s vulnerability to perfection.
The coin depicts a cute baby kangaroo asleep in a fleece-lined twig basket – a prop that has created a popular trend in newborn photography among parents all around the world. As well as The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark, the design also incorporates Australian native flowers and wildlife.
As well as featuring a coloured young roo, the baby pink coloured postage paid envelope also features a Greenbushes WA post mark dated 24 March 2021.