Silver Fifth-Ounce 2017 Kangaroo at Sunset, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Silver Fifth-Ounce 2017 Kangaroo at Sunset, Coin from Australia
CoinSilver Fifth-Ounce 2017 Kangaroo at Sunset

The Australian fifth-ounce silver piece is a small and not often used commemorative coin format with a face value of one dollar. These are Non-Circulating Legal Tender coins and not bullion, because they are distributed at prices much higher than the intrinsic value of their precious metal content.

In Australia there are two mints authorised to strike legal tender: the Royal Australian Mint (which also makes the country's circulating coinage) and the Perth Mint which only makes collector and bullion coins, as well as other bullion products. Both mints endeavour to create coins with attractive designs, and to introduce new designs and themes often, in order to raise the numismatic value of the coins over the value of previous metal used.

This coin is part of the long-running Kangaroo at Sunset series by the Royal Australian Mint.

Released in this format since 2010, the silver Kangaroo at Sunset coin has been popular with coin collectors in the domestic and international markets. The silver version of Kangaroo at Sunset bears the striking design by award-winning coin sculptor Wojciech Pietranik featuring a lone kangaroo bounding across the vast Australian outback, its silhouette casting a lengthening shadow in the setting sun. It is a breathtakingly simple, yet hauntingly beautiful design that resonates with coin collectors around the world.

MintRoyal Australian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage5,000
Obverse
Australia / Silver Fifth-Ounce 2017 Kangaroo at Sunset - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin shows the crowned mature head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (her effigy known as the "Fourth Portrait"). The Queen wears the "Girls of Great Britain and Ireland" diamond tiara, a wedding gift from Queen Mary (Her Majesty's grandmother) in 1947 - which she also has on the Machin and the Gottwald portraits.

In small letters below the head, the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley).

Around the effigy is the monarch's legend, the date of issue and the value: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2017 · 1 DOLLAR ·.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2017 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Reverse
Australia / Silver Fifth-Ounce 2017 Kangaroo at Sunset - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin shows a lonely kangaroo crossing the Australian outback at sunset, casting a long shadow into the lower part of the design. The ground has a frosted finish.

Around left, the hallmark .999 Ag (99.9% silver; Ag is abbreviated from the Latin word for silver, Argentum). Below the horizon line on the right, the designer's monogram WP (for Wojciech Pietranik).

There is no other inscription. The face value and date of issue are on the obverse.

Reverse Inscription .999 Ag
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof.
Packaging: boxed, with numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

See also

Coins in the Kangaroo at Sunset series include:
- 1 oz Gold ($100), Kangaroo at Sunset 2017
- 1/5 oz Gold ($25), Kangaroo at Sunset 2007
- 1/5 oz Gold ($25), Kangaroo at Sunset 2008
- 1/5 oz Gold ($25), Kangaroo at Sunset 2009
- 1/5 oz Gold ($25), Kangaroo at Sunset 2010
- 1/5 oz Gold ($25), Kangaroo at Sunset 2011
- 1/5 oz Gold ($25), Kangaroo at Sunset 2012
- 1/5 oz Gold ($25), Kangaroo at Sunset 2013
- 1/5 oz Gold ($25), Kangaroo at Sunset 2014
- 1/5 oz Gold ($25), Kangaroo at Sunset 2015
- 1/5 oz Gold ($25), Kangaroo at Sunset 2016
- 1/5 oz Gold ($25), Kangaroo at Sunset 2017
- 1/5 oz Gold ($25), Kangaroo at Sunset 2018
- 1/5 oz Gold ($25), Kangaroo at Sunset 2019
- 1 oz Silver ($1), Kangaroo at Sunset 2009
- 1 oz Silver ($1), Kangaroo at Sunset 2010
- 1 oz Silver ($1), Kangaroo at Sunset 2011
- 1 oz Silver ($1), Kangaroo at Sunset 2012
- 1 oz Silver ($1), Kangaroo at Sunset 2013
- 1 oz Silver ($1), Kangaroo at Sunset 2014
- 1 oz Silver ($1), Kangaroo at Sunset 2015
- 1 oz Silver ($1), Kangaroo at Sunset 2016
- 1 oz Silver ($1), Kangaroo at Sunset 2017
- 1 oz Silver ($1), Kangaroo at Sunset 2018
- 1 oz Silver ($1), Kangaroo at Sunset 2019
- 1/5 oz Silver ($1), Kangaroo at Sunset 2010
- 1/5 oz Silver ($1), Kangaroo at Sunset 2011
- 1/5 oz Silver ($1), Kangaroo at Sunset 2012
- 1/5 oz Silver ($1), Kangaroo at Sunset 2013
- 1/5 oz Silver ($1), Kangaroo at Sunset 2014
- 1/5 oz Silver ($1), Kangaroo at Sunset 2015
- 1/5 oz Silver ($1), Kangaroo at Sunset 2016
- 1/5 oz Silver ($1), Kangaroo at Sunset 2017
- 1/5 oz Silver ($1), Kangaroo at Sunset 2018
- 1/5 oz Silver ($1), Kangaroo at Sunset 2019

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Silver Fifth-Ounce 2017 Kangaroo at Sunset: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Fifth-Ounce (1/5 oz)
Issued2017
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage5,000
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerWojciech Pietranik
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound with hole
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size21.690 mm
Mass6.030 g
OCC IDQRAP-OBNC-NDLN-OYJD
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