Silver Half Ounce 2018 Australian Kangaroo, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Silver Half Ounce 2018 Australian Kangaroo, Coin from Australia
CoinSilver Half Ounce 2018 Australian Kangaroo

The Australian half ounce silver piece (abbreviated as 1/2 oz and designated with Ag for "silver") is a bullion and commemorative coin format. Uniquely, 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 Perth Mint's Australian Kangaroo series and has the same design as the flagship silver bullion ounce. However, it is a "numismatic" (special) proof issue for the ANDA Brisbane Money Expo in 2018.

The Mint says about it:
The Perth Mint is proud to present this exclusive 1/2oz silver release from the Australian Kangaroo Coin Series, the Brisbane Money Expo ANDA Special Australian Kangaroo 2018 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin. The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1/2oz of 99.99% pure silver in proof quality. Its reverse portrays The Perth Mint’s classic depiction of an Australian icon, the bounding red kangaroo surrounded by stylised rays of sunlight.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage1,500
Obverse
Australia / Silver Half Ounce 2018 Australian Kangaroo - 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 tiny letters below the head, the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley).

Around the effigy is the monarch's legend and the face value: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 50 CENTS ·.

The rim is finely textured in thin concentric wavy lines.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 50 CENTS ·
Reverse
Australia / Silver Half Ounce 2018 Australian Kangaroo - reverse photo

The reverse features the classic realistic representation of a bounding Red Kangaroo on a starburst background (stylised rays of sunlight).

Around above, the name of the series: AUSTRALIAN KANGAROO.

Around below, the date of issue and the precious metal content: 2018 1/2oz 9999 SILVER (one half of a troy ounce of 99.99% silver).

The rim is finely textured in thin concentric wavy lines. The P mint mark is in the rim on the right.

Reverse Inscription AUSTRALIAN KANGAROO 2018 1/2oz 9999 SILVER
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof.
Packaging: each coin is housed in a display case and illustrated box-shipper featuring the ANDA (Australasian Numismatic Dealer’s Association) logo alongside the dates of the Brisbane ANDA Money Expo, and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Perth Mint Item ID: 18124EAAA
Issue price: AU$ 70.00, US$ 47.19

See also

Coins in the Australian Kangaroo 2018 series by the Perth Mint include:
- 1 oz Platinum Bullion, Australian Kangaroo 2018
- 1 kg Gold, Australian Kangaroo 2018
- 2 oz Gold Proof High Relief, Australian Kangaroo 2018
- 1 oz Gold Proof High Relief, Australian Kangaroo 2018
- 1 oz Gold (Bullion and Proof), Australian Kangaroo 2018
- 1/2 oz Gold (Bullion and Proof), Australian Kangaroo 2018
- 1/4 oz Gold (Bullion and Proof), Australian Kangaroo 2018
- 1/10 oz Gold Proof, Australian Kangaroo 2018
- 1/20 oz Gold Proof, Australian Kangaroo 2018
- 0.5 g Gold, Mini Roo 2018
- 5 oz Silver Proof High Relief, Australian Kangaroo 2018
- 1 oz Silver Proof High Relief, Australian Kangaroo 2018
- 1 oz Silver Proof Gilded, Australian Kangaroo 2018
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Australian Kangaroo 2018
- 1/2 oz Silver Proof, Australian Kangaroo 2018

All (28) coins of type: Silver Half Ounce (1/2 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Half Ounce 2011 Year of the Rabbit unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/2 OZ 999 SILVER 2011 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2013 Newborn Baby unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2013 · 50 CENTS ·
Silver Half Ounce 2014 Newborn Baby unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/2 OZ 999 Ag 2014 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2014 Merry Christmas 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/2oz 999 SILVER 2014 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2015 Newborn Baby unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/2 OZ 999 Ag 2015 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2016 Newborn Baby unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/2 OZ 999 Ag 2016 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2016 Tiger Shark unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 50 CENTS ·
Silver Half Ounce 2017 Newborn Baby unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/2 OZ 9999 Ag 2017 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2018 Newborn Baby unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/2 OZ 9999 Ag 2018 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2018 Australian Kangaroo 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 50 CENTS ·
Silver Half Ounce 2019 Newborn Baby unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/2 OZ 9999 Ag 2019 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2020 Newborn Baby unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/2 OZ 9999 Ag 2020 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2020 Year of the Mouse unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/2oz 9999 Ag 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2020 Qantas unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020
Silver Half Ounce 2020 Year of the Rat - Ingot unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Half Ounce 2020 Emu in the Sky 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Half Ounce 2020 The Seven Sisters 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Half Ounce 2020 Kangaroos at Dawn 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Half Ounce 2021 Newborn Baby unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/2 OZ 9999 Ag 2021 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/2oz 9999 Ag 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox - Ingot unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Half Ounce 2021 Dreaming Down Under - Kangaroo 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 2021 AUSTRALIA · 50 CENTS ·
Silver Half Ounce 2021 Dreaming Down Under - Koala 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 2021 AUSTRALIA · 50 CENTS ·
Silver Half Ounce 2021 Dreaming Down Under - Dingo 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 2021 AUSTRALIA · 50 CENTS ·
Silver Half Ounce 2021 Ginger Meggs - 1921 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021
Silver Half Ounce 2021 Ginger Meggs - 2021 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021
Silver Half Ounce 2021 The Shark in the Stars 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Half Ounce 2022 Year of the Tiger - Ingot unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022 · 1 DOLLAR ·
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Silver Half Ounce 2018 Australian Kangaroo: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Half Ounce (1/2 oz)
Issued2018
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value50 (x Cent)
Total Mintage1,500
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Silver
DesignerStuart Devlin
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size32.600 mm
Thickness2.600 mm
Mass15.553 g
OCC IDDKLM-EMKC-MPYM-ENZB
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