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Silver Kangaroos

2001 Proof

99.9% Silver

Produced in Proof finish and presented in packaging that has the warm red and ochre colours of the Outback, the 2001 coins are the first in the series that depict Aboriginal designs and the ninth 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 were 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 painting by Aboriginal artist Jeanette Timbery from NSW, the central kangaroo design is surrounded by a traditional dot painting. The different colours of the original artwork are represented on the coin using different textures and frosting of the dots.
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: Jeanette Timbery / Wojciech Pietranik
Obverse: Ian Rank-Broadley