Royal Australian Mint Taking Pre-Orders for 2016 Kangaroo at Sunset Silver Proof Coin

210470_M_Packaging of the 2016 One Dollar Fine SilSMALL

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.

210470_M_Reverse of the 2016 One Dollar Fine Silver Proof Coin SMALL

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.

210470_M_Obverse of the 2016 One Dollar Fine Silver Proof CSMALL

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.

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  1. Ernesto says

    Slight error in the article. Both sides of the coin are referred to as the obverse. Other than that it’s a nice coin but way overpriced for the amount of silver you get.

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