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|Produced in Proof 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 image was crafted by Wojciech Pietranik, Engraver at the Royal Australian Mint.
The proof has frosted designs with mirror fields and were encapsulated in plastic, packaged in a special, plush presentation case, accompanied by a numbered certificate.