Sunday, September 2, 2012

2013 Kangaroo Series 20th Anniversary 1oz Silver Proof $1 Royal Australian Mint

An exciting and unexpected addition to the collector calendar in 2013, the Royal Australian Mint has just announced the release of a special 20th anniversary edition of the traditional Kangaroo 1oz Silver Proof Coin!

A fine way to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the long-running, ever-popular Silver Kangaroo Series, the broad, imposing 40mm flan of this exclusive Australian legal tender release carries the design employed for the very first Silver Kangaroo $1 – unveiled in 1993. A brilliant initiative on the part of the Royal Australian Mint, the use of the original design is sure to spark significant interest across the globe – in part because this commanding Bounding Kangaroo motif has never before been struck to Proof quality!

Apart from the spellbinding quality of the Proof strike, the .999 fine purity of the silver and the stunning original design, this inspiring 40mm diameter coin is perhaps most notable for the astonishingly small mintage. Seemingly a dramatic underestimation of demand, the RAM has set the worldwide mintage at a mere 5,000 coins!

An essential acquisition for any Silver Kangaroo collector, each official Australian legal tender coin is housed in an official Royal Australian Mint case, accompanied by an individually numbered Certificate of Authenticity.