Silver Kangaroos

2005 Frosted Uncirculated

99.9% Silver

Produced in frosted uncirculated finish the 2005 coins are the thirteenth 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 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.
The bounding kangaroo is once again featured with the stars of the Southern Cross incorporated into the background creating a stunning contemporary piece.
The raised polished image with frosted background was crafted by Wojciech Pietranik, 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: Wojciech Pietranik
Obverse: Ian Rank-Broadley


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