Today, February 2, the Perth Mint has issued the 2016 Australian Kangaroo 2 oz Silver Antiqued High Relief Coin, which has a mintage limited to 3,000 pieces and is available for $180.91 AUD ($127.98 USD).
Composed of two ounces of .999 silver, the new antiqued Silver Kangaroo was designed by Wade Robinson and is struck in high relief in a rimless format. It measures 40.50 mm in diameter and is 6 mm thick.
The coin’s reverse features a detailed image of a kangaroo hopping through its Australian environment, with a lizard placed in the foreground near the bottom of the design. The Perth Mint’s “P” mint mark is included along the rim.
The obverse carries Ian Rank-Broadley’s portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, with ELIZABETH II, AUSTRALIA, 2 DOLLARS, 2 oz 999 SILVER, and 2016 inscribed along the rim.
Each coin comes packaged in a latex display case with a numbered certificate of authenticity.
For more information on the 2016 Australian Kangaroo 2 oz Silver Antiqued High Relief Coin, please visit the Perth Mint’s Web site. A short promotional video for the issue is included below.