Available now as the fourth annual installment is the 2013 Australian Kangaroo High Relief Silver Proof Coin.
This coin is struck by the Perth Mint of Australia from one ounce of 99.9% pure silver to proof quality with both the obverse and reverse in high relief.
The collectible is limited to a mintage of 20,000, with 19,000 available now and another 1,000 expected as a part of another, upcoming product offering from The Perth Mint. The silver proof coin is currently priced at AUS $87.27, or US $80.31. Prices can change based on the market value of silver and also in the United States according to the latest currency conversation rate.
"The high relief Australian Kangaroo coin represents the very best in minting excellence and design," describes the Perth Mint. "The coin’s high relief reverse and obverse are minted on concave surfaces to ensure the optimum flow of metal is achieved by the strike of the die."
This series of high relief Kangaroo silver proof coins made its debut in 2010. A new release has been offered annually ever since.
The newest design depicts an adult kangaroo standing in a traditional outback desert scene. This is the same design featured on the Perth Mint’s 2013 Kangaroo Gold Bullion Coins which debuted last October.
Reverse inscriptions include AUSTRALIAN KANGAROO and 2013 1 OZ 999 SILVER. Also shown on the reverse is the Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mint mark and the initials of TV for the artist, Tom Vaughan.
As is traditional, the obverse offers the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, but in high relief. Obverse inscriptions surrounding the portrait read ELIZABETH II, AUSTRALIA and the legal tender face value of 1 DOLLAR.
The Perth Mint places each coin in a display case that ships it inside an illustrated shipper. A numbered certificate of authenticity is also included.
Specifications of the strike are as follows:
2013 Australian Kangaroo High Relief Silver Proof Coin Specifications
|Silver Content (Troy oz)||1|
|Face Value (AUD)||1|
|Fineness (% purity)||99.9|
|Maximum Gross Weight (g)||31.135|
|Maximum Diameter (mm)||32.60|
|Maximum Thickness (mm)||6.00|
|Maximum Mintage (including other product options)||20,000|
|Reverse Designer||Tom Vaughan|
The 2013 Australian Kangaroo High Relief Silver Proof Coin is available directly from the Perth Mint of Australia at www.perthmint.com.au.