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KANGAROO Bush Babies Silver Proof Coin 50c Australia 2011


The first release from the five coin series, Australian Bush Babies Series, marks the Kangaroo struck of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality, the coin is issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Australia.

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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.

All coins in the series:

  • Kangaroo
  • Baby sugar glider
  • Dingo
  • Bilby
  • Koala
  • CountryAustralia
  • Year2010
  • Face Value50 Cents
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)15.57 (1/2 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)36.6
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)10.000
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes
Coloured coin designs have never looked more delightful and charming than on the coins from this new Perth Mint series portraying cute and cuddly Australian baby animals.
The first release features a stunning illustration capturing the adorable wide-eyed innocence of a young kangaroo. Set to touch the hearts of collectors, gift-buyers and many others, the magical coin will be followed by equally beautiful releases depicting a baby sugar glider, dingo, bilby and koala.
The reverse of each coin includes The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark. The Ian-Rank Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the year-date appears on the obverse of each coin.