Silver Kangaroos

1997 Frosted Uncirculated

99.9% Silver

Produced in frosted uncirculated finish The 1997 coin is the fifth release in the Royal Australian Mint's Kangaroo Coin Series which began in 1993.
The reverse design of this $1 one Troy Ounce coin celebrates Australia's best known animal, the Kangaroo, it has the 'C' mintmark incorporated into the design,Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II features on the obverse.




The specimen coin has a 'reverse frosting' finish where the field is frosted to contrast with the highly polished raised design. It was distributed encapsulated and mounted on a colourful see-both-sides cardboard card protected by a plastic sleeve.
The kangaroo is an icon that symbolises Australia through out the world, not only because it stands on our coat of arms but also because its spirit of fighting to survive in one of the world's harshest climates, Australia.
Featuring the powerful Red Kangaroo and its reflection whilst drinking from a water hole, the 1997 $1 Silver Kangaroo a classic design.
The raised polished image with frosted background was crafted by Horst Hahne, Chief Engraver at the Royal Australian Mint.




Nominal Specifications

Denomination: $1
Metal: 99.9% Silver
Silver Content: 1.00 oz
Mass: 31.6 grams
Diameter: 40.80 mm
Reverse: Horst Hahne
Obverse: Raphael Maklouf


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