2016-P Australia 1 oz Silver Kangaroo
First issued in 1993, the Silver Kangaroo coin series has always been one of the more popular annual coins issued by the Australian government. These coins have very clever designs that change annually, and make a gorgeous set when completed. This year's issue is different, however, in that it is the first Kangaroo issued by the Perth Mint of Australia!
2016-P Australia Kangaroo Design
As with all coins issued by the Australian authorities, the obverse design of this coin includes the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as the prominent feature of the design. Around her head the table reads, "ELIZABETH II, AUSTRALIA, 1 DOLLAR." The designer initials "IRB" show directly beneath the truncation of the bust.
The reverse design shows a Red Kangaroo in its center with a radiating sunburst all around the Kangaroo in the center. The table around the edges reads, "AUSTRALIAN KANGAROO, 2016 1OZ 9999 SILVER." This design also incorporates a new "sunburst" appearance of lines radiating outward from the center of the design, further strengthening the appearance of the design! The "P" mint mark (for Perth) is prominently displayed on the right side of the design at the 3 o'clock position in the table.
The Australian Kangaroo series has been a hit with collectors since its debut in 1993. Collectors await these coins each year to see the new and different design and to pick up theirs to continue their collections. They are minted of .9999 fine silver, which makes them among the highest quality silver coins sold by any source in the world. They have a nominal value of one dollar, which guarantees backing of the Australian government for their purity and silver content. Buy yours today!
|Year of Issue:||2016|
|Weight in Grams:||31.1 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||1 oz|
In its first official year of issue, the Perth Mint's latest silver bullion coin series made quite a stir. Find out what caused the success of the Australia 1 oz Silver Kangaroo, and how it is actually the second coin in its series!