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Silver Kangaroos

2004 Selective Gold Plated

99.9% Silver

Produced using intricate plating and minting processes, the 2004 coins are the twelth release in the Royal Australian Mint's Kangaroo Coin Series which began in 1993.
After the 3-year series of Aboriginal designs on the Fine Silver Kangaroo Dollar, the Mint chose a new design direction for the bush icon and national symbol. Response to market research conducted by the Mint during 2003 saw a contemporary design on the Kangaroo dollar coins.
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.
This coin sold out at the Mint within 4 weeks and is highly sought after by collectors.
The method of making these coins presented some difficulties at the mint. The gold plating was applied to the blank and the press operator had to manually align the coin to the die, otherwise the die could miss the gold plating. They were having a few teething problems but in early 2005 the mint staff said they were getting a guide array to help remedy this.

Nice Shiny Coin Picture

Shiny Coin in a Box Picture
In a ground-breaking process for the Mint using specially treated blanks and intricate minting and plating processes, a gilded finish has been added to the central motif the 2004 silver kangaroo design, further enhancing the detail of the image. The final result is a stunning showcase of Australian artistry, craftsmanship and precision of 21st century minting technology. Encapsulated in plastic, packaged in a special, plush presentation case, accompanied by a numbered certificate. 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.
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