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AUSTRALIAN KANGAROO 2 Oz Silver Coin 2$ Australia 2016


This beautiful 2 Oz coin is struck by The Perth Mint and features the Australian kangaroo, a large marsupial endemic to Australia. Identified by its muscular tail, strong back legs, large feet, short fur, pointed ears, the animal has become a much-loved national icon. The Silver coin has a brilliant high relief design and an Antique Finish quality. Limited mintage to only 3.000 pieces worldwide!

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Kangaroos possess powerful hind legs, a long, strong tail, and small front legs. Kangaroos belong to the animal family Macropus, literally "big foot.". Kangaroos use their strong tails for balance while jumping. They are the tallest of all marsupials, standing over 6 feet (2 meters) tall.
Kangaroos live in Eastern Australia. They live in small groups called troops or herds (mobs by Australians), typically made up of 50 or more animals. If threatened, kangaroos pound the ground with their strong feet in warning. Fighting kangaroos kick opponents, and sometimes bite.
Female kangaroos sport a pouch on their belly, made by a fold in the skin, to cradle baby kangaroos called joeys. Newborn joeys are just one inch long (2.5 centimeters) at birth, or about the size of a grape. After birth, joeys travel, unassisted, through their mom’s thick fur to the comfort and safety of the pouch. A newborn joe y can’t suckle or swallow, so the kangaroo mom uses her muscles to pump milk down its throat. At around 4 months, the joey emerges from the pouch for short trips and to graze on grass and small shrubs. At 10 months, the joey is mature enough to leave the pouch for good. Besides humans and wild dogs called dingoes, kangaroos face few natural predators. Heat, drought, and hunger due to vanishing habitat are the biggest dangers kangaroos face.

  • CountryAustralia
  • Year2016
  • Face Value2 Dollars
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)62.2 (2 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)40.5
  • QualityAntique Finish
  • Mintage (pcs)3.000
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes
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The reverse of the coin depicts a kangaroo hopping across the Australian landscape with a lizard perched on a rock in the foreground. The design also includes The Perth Mint’s "P" mintmark. The obverse of the coin portrays the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination, and the 2016 year-date.
To capture the depth and detail of the design, the coin is struck in high relief to a rimless format and features an antique finish. Each coin is housed in a clear latex display case with a black border. It is presented in an illustrated shipper which opens to reveal the coin and the numbered Certificate of Authenticity.