First edition collectors will be excited by the unveiling of the 2016 Australian Kangaroo Silver Proof Coin Series featuring a number of significant ‘firsts’.
The Australian Silver Kangaroo was initially issued by The Perth Mint as an unlimited 1oz bullion coin. Unparalleled worldwide interest has resulted in more than 10 million being released to the market – putting it in the record book as the most heavily sought-after contemporary precious metal Australian coin to date.
This popularity has prompted the Mint to issue a limited number of supreme quality proof versions which are now available as a Four-Coin Set comprising 1oz, 1/2oz, 1/4oz and 1/10oz coins, as well as an individual 1/4oz coin. Collectors acquiring these releases especially enjoy the fact that:
- each release is struck from 99.99% pure silver, the first ever proof quality ‘four nines’ standard relief coins ever issued by The Perth Mint.
- with Stuart Devlin’s iconic ‘red kangaroo’, they are the first silver proof issues ever to feature his world-famous portrayal.
- the Four-Coin Set includes Australia’s first numismatic issues struck in proof quality from 1/4oz and 1/10oz of pure silver.
- the 1/4oz coin is the first Australian silver coin of this weight ever to be released by The Perth Mint.