The Perth Mint‘s popular annual kangaroo series will officially hit stores this upcoming Monday, November 4th. The Perth Mint is known for its many coin series featuring Australia’s unique wildlife. These include the koala, the kookaburra, the platypus, and of course, the kangaroo. Available in silver, platinum, and gold, the gold kangaroo series is special among Perth Mint products for featuring a new reverse design every year. Silver and platinum kangaroo coins, meanwhile, have featured the same design yearly since 2016. Silver and platinum coins are only available in a 1 oz size, whereas Perth Mint gold kangaroos come in 1/10 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/2 oz, and 1 oz sizes.
All Perth Mint silver kangaroo coins are struck from .9999 fine silver and all Perth Mint platinum kangaroo coins are struck from .9995 platinum. Perth Mint gold kangaroo coins, likewise, are minted from .9999 fine gold. All three series are legal tender of Australia, while denomination depends on the weight of the coin. Similarly, the obverse of all three coin series features the Jody Clark effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, with inscriptions for her name, the denomination, and “AUSTRALIA” surrounding the rim. The rim of the silver kangaroo series is also delicately textured in a wave-like pattern.
“All three series are legal tender of Australia”
The reverse for the silver and platinum Perth Mint kangaroo coins displays a kangaroo mid-hop, with abstract rays of sunlight shooting out from behind its back like action lines. The rim, meanwhile, features a textured wave pattern, the name of the coin, the year of mintage, the weight, and the purity. This year, the Perth Mint’s 2020 gold kangaroo coin focuses on a mother kangaroo with her joey, as they stand together on a grassy plain. Their fur is textured with attention to detail and native Australian grass trees surround them on either side. The rim is smooth and is inscribed with the name of the coin, the year of mintage, the weight, and the purity.
As the kangaroo is the national animal of Australia, these annual coins are among the Perth Mint’s most popular products. Buy your own today to join the tradition and secure the unique 2020 gold kangaroo reverse for your collection when they go on sale this November 4th.
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