Just released by the Perth Mint of Australia is the 2016 Australian Kangaroo High Relief Silver Antiqued Coin. Each features a unique rimless design and is struck from two ounces of 99.9% pure silver to an antique finish.
Don’t look for this coin to last long, however, as only 3,000 are available for purchase. Previous antiqued coins from the Perth Mint flew off the shelves with almost immediate sell-outs. This includes coins from two other series and one dedicated to a children’s classic and included:
- 2014 Gods of Olympus Zeus Silver Coin
- 2014 Gods of Olympus Hades Silver Coin
- 2014 Gods of Olympus Poseidon Silver Coin
- 2015 Goddesses of Olympus Hera Silver Coin
- 2015 Goddesses of Olympus Athena Silver Coin
- 2015 Goddesses of Olympus Aphrodite Silver Coin
- 2015 Alice in Wonderland Silver Coin
The Alice in Wonderland Coin also included a working quartz movement clock inset in the center.
Coin Designs and Specifications
A single adult kangaroo appears hopping across a traditional Australian outback scene on the reverse (tails side) of the coin. A lizard perched on a rock can be seen in the foreground surveying the scene.
Obverses (heads side) offer the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II with inscriptions of ELIZABETH II, AUSTRALIA, 2 OZ 999 SILVER, 2016 and 2 DOLLARS.
These coins are struck as legal tender of Australia under the Australian Currency Act of 1965. Coin specifications are as follows:
|Silver Content (Troy oz)||2|
|Monetary Denomination (AUD)||2|
|Fineness (% purity)||99.9|
|Minimum Gross Weight (g)||62.27|
|Maximum Diameter (mm)||40.50|
|Maximum Thickness (mm)||6.00|
Previous antiqued silver coins sold by the Perth Mint were struck as legal tender of the island nation of Tuvalu.
2016 Australian Kangaroo High Relief 2 oz Silver Antiqued Coins may be ordered directly from the Perth Mint at perthmint.com.au. An affiliate link to the coin’s product page is right here.
Each coin ships within a clear latex display case with a black border, an illustrated shipper and a numbered certificate of authenticity. Pricing is AUD $198.99, or about US $128.