2019 $1 Ag Proof Coin - Kangaroo Series- Seasons Change
After seeing the Eastern Grey Kangaroo grow and develop through the winter, spring and summer coins of years past, this autumn-themed coin sees its story turn full-circle. Gift-buyers and collectors will cherish this sentimental piece, featuring the kangaroo fully grown with its own joey. Struck in fine silver, and strictly limited to 5000 pieces, it will be a highly treasured keepsake.
HISTORY AND SIGNIFICANCE
Since its launch in 1993, the annual Kangaroo Series has been one of the Royal Australian Mint’s most popular and enduring series. Using creative design, modern minting techniques and precious metals, it has been a celebration of the significance of this uniquely Australian marsupial.
Over these years, the coins have celebrated the kangaroo’s presence in art, history and culture, with each release showing a new perspective of the nation’s special affinity with the animal.
Since 2016, the series has featured the Seasons Change set, documenting an Eastern Grey Kangaroo growing throughout the seasons. The 2016 coin, set during the winter months, featured a joey staying warm in her mother’s pouch. The spring months were depicted on the 2017 coin, seeing the young kangaroo grazing among the spring bloom with her mother. In 2018, the grown animal was seen finding shade among the trees, waiting to see what the cycle of nature would have in store in the months ahead.
FEATURES AND DESIGN
• The fourth and final release in the highly popular Seasons Change set, released annually since 2016
• One ounce of fine silver
• Finished to the Royal Australian Mint’s proof standard
• Coin’s reverse pictures a grown kangaroo with her own joey, as a sentimental conclusion to the story depicted in the previous three coins
• Strictly limited edition of 5000 coins
• Packaged in an attractive presentation case with outer box
• Coin’s obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II sculpted by Ian Rank-Broadley
• Australian legal tender
The passing of the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act empowered the Government to make laws with respect to currency, coinage and legal tender. The Coinage Act 1909 put in place the first steps for an Australian coinage. Thus began the journey towards a mint owned by the Commonwealth and ind...Find Out More
|Year of Issue||2019|
|Mint||Royal Australian Mint|