Kangaroos are the largest marsupial surviving on earth today and are well known for their hopping style of movement. Kangaroos are one of the only animals that are unable to move backwards easily, and this is why they are used on the Australian national emblem.
Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
The Discover Australia – Kangaroo 2013 1oz coin is struck from 99.9% pure silver in superb proof quality.
Coloured Reverse Design
The coin's reverse depicts a kangaroo set against a coloured outback scene incorporating wild spring grasses and Australian boab trees. The inscriptions DISCOVER AUSTRALIA and KANGAROO, The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark and the 2013 year-date are also included in the design.
Australian Legal Tender
Issued as Australian legal tender, the coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination.
Beautiful Packaging and Numbered Certificate
The Discover Australia – Kangaroo 2013 1oz Silver Proof Coin is available in an individual display case or in a five-coin presentation case with the other coins in the series. Both cases feature a timber lid and stylised shipper.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 5,000 of the Discover Australia – Kangaroo 2013 1oz Silver Proof Coin, with an issue limit of 3,500 individual coins and 1,500 for the five-coin sets.
Available Individually or in a Five-Coin Set
This coin is available individually or as part of a five-coin set also featuring a 1oz Koala, Emu, Kookaburra and Platypus coin from the 2013 Discover Australia series.
The Perth Mint is pleased to announce the release of the stunning 2013 Discover Australia silver proof coin series.
With five new designs for 2013, the series will consist of the Kangaroo, Koala, Emu, Kookaburra and Platypus.
The kangaroo belongs to the super family, Macropodoidea, meaning ‘great footed’. This iconic creature’s strong hind legs and long tail are brilliantly designed to hop great distances.
Female kangaroos have front-opening pouches in which to carry their young or 'joeys'. A joey usually stays in the pouch for approximately nine months, leaving the pouch for longer intervals until grown.
Kangaroos live in all areas of Australia, from cold climate regions and desert plains, to tropical rainforests, coastal lands and semi-rural areas.