2016 Australian Kangaroo Silver Proof Coins in 4 Sizes

by Darrin Lee Unser on September 30, 2016 · 0 comments

Earlier this month, the Perth Mint released a set of 2016 Australian Kangaroo Silver Proof Coins in 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, and 1/10 oz sizes.

Four Coins of the Australian Kangaroo 2016 Silver Proof Four-Coin Set

Four Coins of the Australian Kangaroo 2016 Silver Proof Four-Coin Set (reverses)

The four-coin proof set, which is still available for AUS $199.09 or about US $153, was conceived after the unexpected popularity of a bullion version that realized more than 10 million in sales.

Kangaroo Set Coin Designs and Specifications

Stuart Devlin designed the iconic image of a single kangaroo that is on the coins’ reverses. The marsupial is surrounded by stylized rays of sunlight. Inscriptions include AUSTRALIAN KANGAROO, 2016, 9999 SILVER, the Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark, and 1oz, 1/2oz, 1/4oz, or 1/10oz.

2016 Australian Kangaroo Silver 1 oz Bullion Coin

These CoinNews photos show the obverse and reverse of a 2016 Australian Kangaroo Silver 1 oz Bullion Coin. These same designs are featured on the proof coins of the four-coin set.

The obverse (heads side) offers Ian Rank-Broadley’s effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Obverse inscriptions are ELIZABETH II, AUSTRALIA and the legal tender face values.

Coin specifications as provided by the Perth Mint of Australia include:

Silver Content (Troy oz) 1 0.5 0.25 0.10
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 1 0.5 0.25 0.10
Fineness (% purity) 99.99 99.99 99.99 99.99
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 31.107 12.553 7.777 3.111
Maximum Diameter (mm) 40.60 32.60 25.50 20.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 4.00 3.10 2.50 2.00
Maximum Mintage 3,000 3,000 13,000 3,000

 

As shown, the one ounce, half-ounce and tenth-ounce coins have mintages limited to this set. The quarter-ounce coin, however, will also be issued individually and will have a maximum mintage of 13,000.

Ordering

Order the 2016 Australian Kangaroo Silver Proof Four-Coin Set directly from the Perth Mint of Australia via our affiliate link to perthmint.com.au.

A classic Perth Mint display case is included with each purchase along with an illustrated shipper and a numbered certificate of authenticity.

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