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AUSTRALIAN KANGAROO Beijing International Coin Exposition Outback Silver Proof Coin 1 Oz 1$ Australia 2012


This stunning individual Exposition Special has been exclusively released by The Perth Mint comprising a 2012 Kangaroo coin. The coin features delightful original artistry and is struck by The Perth Mint from 99.9% pure silver in proof quality. No more than 5.000 of this coin will be released in 2012 Beijing International Coin Exposition packaging.

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Appearance: Grey-brown kangaroo-like marsupial with yellow-striped tail, white underside, yellow forearms and yellow feet.
Habitat: Rock crevices and caves in semi-arid country from South Australia to south-west Queensland.
Diet: Feeds in the cool of dusk and early morning on native grasses, plants and bark.

Interesting Rock Wallaby Facts:
With thick, rough pads of skin on its feet to prevent slipping, this wallaby can climb up sloping tree trunks. When the Rock Wallaby senses danger it will stomp the ground with its hind legs as a warning to others.

  • CountryAustralia
  • Year2012
  • Face Value1 Dollar
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)31.1 (1 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)40.6
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)5.000
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes
The coin's reverse design depicts an adult kangaroo set against a coloured outback scene with a windmill. The design includes the inscription AUSTRALIAN KANGAROO, The Perth Mint's 'P' mintmark and the 2012 year-date. The coin's obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination.