Silver Kangaroos

2002 Proof

99.9% Silver

Produced in Proof finish and presented in packaging that retains the warm red and ochre colours of the 2001 $1 Kangaroo coins, the 2002 coins are the second in the current series that depict Aboriginal designs and the tenth 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, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II features on the obverse.




The proof has frosted designs with mirror fields and are encapsulated in plastic, packaged in a special, plush presentation case, accompanied by a numbered certificate. The packaging uses typical Australian outback colours from the painting creating a distinctively Australian feel.
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 design from a painting by Mark Nodea from Warmun (Turkey Creek), south-west of Kununurra in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Mark's paintings reflect the colours of the Kimberley area and the nearness of the Bungle Bungles, as well as the traditions of the Gija people that are kept alive through paintings, oral re-telling of stories and corroboree.
The raised polished image with frosted background was crafted by Vladimir Gottwald, 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: Mark Nodea / Vladimir Gottwald
Obverse: Ian Rank-Broadley


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