Specimen Coin - 1 Dollar, Silver Kangaroo Dollar, Australia, 1993 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 33898

Silver Kangaroo Dollar 1993
Mint: Royal Australian, Canberra

"This Silver Kangaroo is the first 40 mm., 0.999 silver legal tender Australian coin produced by the Royal Australian Mint and guaranteed to be one Troy ounce of fine silver... The design of the Silver Kangaroo is reminiscent of Australia's pre-decimal penny. The kangaroo on the new coin faces the opposite direction to the penny 'roo. The coin also carries the 'C' mintmark denoting its origin in Canberra..." from the back of the coin packaging
A silver coin (40 mm diameter) with the obverse of Elizabeth II and featuring on the reverse kangaroo leaping to the right. The coin is in a hard plastic container which fits into a soft plastic cover.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Royal Australian Mint, 1996
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 91 mm (Width), 132 mm (Length), 40 mm (Diameter)

More information

Tagged with: australian native animals, kangaroos
Themes this item is part of: Horst Hahne, Coin Engraver, Royal Australian Mint, Numismatics & Philately Collection, HM Queen Elizabeth II (1926- ), Royal Australian Mint, Deakin, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Australia
Tertiary Classification: specimen strikes
Series: Silver Kangaroo
DateEra: 1993 AD
Denomination: 1 Dollar
Obverse Description: Diademed bust of Elizabeth II facing right; around, ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1993
Reverse Description: A kangaroo leaping to the right; around above, ONE DOLLAR; below, 1 OUNCE FINE SILVER C
Inscriptions: Obverse: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1993
Cover of Container: 1993 SILVER KANGAROO One Troy Ounce One Dollar 0.990 Silver AUSTRALIA ROYAL AUSTRALIAN MINT
Shape: Rectangle
Material: Silver
Issued By: HM Queen Elizabeth II, Australia
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Artist: Raphael Maklouf
Artist: Horst Hahne - Royal Australian Mint


glen hourigan Posted on 16 Apr 2010 12:29 PM
whats the value of this coin now.
Discovery Centre Posted on 16 Apr 2010 3:43 PM
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