The Royal Australian Mint is now accepting pre-orders for its 2016 Kangaroo at Sunset Silver Proof Coin, which is composed of 6.03 grams of 99.9% silver and has a mintage limited to 5,000 pieces. It is the eighth release in the annual series. Shipments of the issue are expected to begin on August 1.
The reverse of the coin features a clean, stylized image of a kangaroo on a horizon-line, with its larger, distorted shadow extending into the foreground. The evening sun is seen lowering in the sky. Inscribed near the rim of the coin is .999 AG.
The obverse carries Ian Rank-Broadley’s effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, with the inscriptions ELIZABETH II, AUSTRALIA, 2016, and 1 DOLLAR inscribed along the rim.
The 2016 Kangaroo at Sunset Silver Proof Coin is available for $54.55 and measures 21.69 mm in diameter. For more information on this and other new releases from the Royal Australian Mint, please visit its Web site.