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2002 Frosted Uncirculated
|Produced in frosted uncirculated 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
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 packaging uses typical Australian outback colours 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.