Silver Kangaroos

1999 Frosted Uncirculated

99.9% Silver

Produced in frosted uncirculated finish The 1999 coin is the seventh 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. For the first time, the new effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley features on the obverse.




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 a kangaroo family, a mother is carrying a joey in her pouch. .
The raised polished image with frosted background was crafted by Wojciech Pietranik, Engraver at the Royal Australian Mint.


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.





Nominal Specifications

Denomination: $1
Metal: 99.9% Silver
Silver Content: 1.00 oz
Mass: 31.6 grams
Diameter: 40.80 mm
Reverse: Wojciech Pietranik
Obverse: Ian Rank-Broadley


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