The historic Perth Mint has a major reputation with bullion collectors all over the world. The mint has an extensive history, and their annual designs are highly anticipated by fans of bullion. The Perth Mint was first established all the way back in 1899, and it has distributed a number of highly recognizable coins, bars, and other bullion products for over one-hundred years. Many of Perth Mint’s designs include a popular Australian symbol on one side and the likeness of Queen Elizabeth II on the other.
This 2021 1 Oz Australian Silver Kangaroo Coin is no exception. Brought to you by Hero Bullion unblemished and in Brilliant Uncirculated Condition, this coin celebrates the highly memorable kangaroo, which has long been one of the biggest symbols of the magnificent Australia. This particular kangaroo depiction has been used in various Australian Perth Mint coins since as early as 1936!
- .9999 pure silver.
- Backed by the government of Australia (face value: $1).
- Obverse depiction: Queen Elizabeth II as drawn by Jody Clark.
- Reverse depiction: A kangaroo leaps with a sunburst background behind it.
Is there anything more classically Australian than the mighty kangaroo? It’s easily the most recognizable animal native to Australia, and the animals are only found in the country of Australia. This makes it the ideal symbol for the nation-state, which has long been recognized as one of the most wildlife-filled places in the entire world. Truly, the natural scenery and animal population of Australia is a fact essential to its identity as an independent country.
The kangaroo takes center-stage on the reverse side of this 2021 1 Oz Australian Silver Kangaroo Coin. Here, it is shown in its natural state, jumping proudly into the air. Behind it, a sun seems to burst, creating a brilliantly textured design. This side also includes inscriptions of the date, weight, and purity of the coin, as well as “Australian Kangaroo.” Struck with high purity silver by Perth Mint, the coin’s intricate design is highlighted by the coin’s silver shine.
Flipping the coin over to the obverse side reveals another classic symbol of Australia, as well as the historic Perth Mint. Queen Elizabeth is shown in a popular design drawn by artist Jody Clark. This design shows the Queen with her crown, as well as a classy string of pearls and a set of earrings. Her royal image underscores the official government backing of this coin, which helps to cement its value and legitimacy.
While the 2021 1 Oz Silver Australian Kangaroo Coin offers a face value ($1 AUD) far below its value in silver, collectors are nevertheless sure to appreciate the Australian government’s support of this brilliantly pure silver coin. Both sides of art on this high purity 2021 silver coin invoke a strong sense of the national identity of Australia.
Its jumping kangaroo on the reverse side shows off the indispensable link to nature that makes the country unique, while its connection to the monarchy of Great Britain is emphasized with the presence of the queen and her crown on the obverse. Fans of Australia and its unprecedented connection to the legendary kangaroo will surely lose to add this coin to their collection.