Silver Ounce 2020 Australian Kangaroo (RAM), Coin from Australia - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2020 Australian Kangaroo (RAM), Coin from Australia
CoinSilver Ounce 2020 Australian Kangaroo (RAM)

The Australian one ounce silver piece (abbreviated as 1 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.

The Australian Silver Kangaroo series was introduced in 1993 by the Royal Australian Mint. The coins have legal tender status in Australia and are one of few legal tender bullion silver coins to change their design every year. This and their limited annual mintage may, unlike for many other bullion coins, raise their numismatic value over the value of silver used.

Silver Kangaroo coins are usually issued in two forms: a proof coin and a frosted uncirculated coin, although coins with selective gold plating have also been issued from 2003.

Note that there is another Kangaroo series unrelated to this one, issued by the Perth Mint.

The 2020 Australian Kangaroo one-ounce silver bullion coin depicts a mob of six Red Kangaroos. The coins are issued in Brilliant Uncirculated grade with a frosted finish.

The red kangaroo (Osphranter rufus) or red giant kangaroo is the largest of all kangaroos, the largest terrestrial mammal native to Australia, and the largest extant marsupial. It is found across mainland Australia, except for the more fertile areas, such as southern Western Australia, the eastern and southeastern coasts, and the rainforests along the northern coast. Males grow up to a head-and-body length of 1.3 - 1.6 m with a tail that adds a further 1.2 m to the total length. Females are considerably smaller, with a head-and-body length of 85 -105 cm and tail length of 65 - 85 cm. Females can weigh from 18 to 40 kg, while males typically weigh about twice as much at 55 to 90 kg.

MintRoyal Australian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintageunknown
Obverse
Australia / Silver Ounce 2020 Australian Kangaroo (RAM) - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin depicts the crowned old bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem crown worn for her Coronation (effigy known as the "Fifth Portrait" worldwide but "Sixth Portrait" in Australia, where the Queen's portrait by Vladimir Gottwald was fifth).

The Queen also wears the Coronation Necklace; originally made for Queen Victoria in 1858, it was also worn at the coronations (as Queen's Consort) of Queen Alexandra in 1902, Queen Mary in 1911 and Queen Elizabeth (the Queen mother) in 1937.

Unlike on British coinage, the effigy includes the Queen's shoulders. On regular circulating coins it extends almost to the rim of the coin. Consequently, on them the legend does not run continuously around the rim. On commemorative coins the effigy is smaller and the value and denomination are below.

The artist's initials JC (for Jody Clark) are incuse in tiny letters in the left field of the effigy (on the Queen's right shoulder, near the rim).

Around the effigy is the monarch's legend and the date: ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020
Reverse
Australia / Silver Ounce 2020 Australian Kangaroo (RAM) - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin depicts six red kangaroos, leaping to left.

The designer's initials AWB (for Adam William Ball) are high on the right-hand side.

On two lines below, the face value and denomination ONE DOLLAR.

Reverse Inscription ONE DOLLAR
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

The coin design was approved by the Assistant Treasurer in Currency (Australian Coins) Amendment (2019 Royal Australian Mint No. 6) Determination 2019 on 23 October 2019.

Silver Ounce 2020 Australian Kangaroo (RAM): Known varieties
Variety Proof FDC
Mintage Issued: unknown. Mintage limit: 5,000
Details

Boxed, with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

All (35) coins of type: Silver Ounce (1 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Ounce 2012 Australian Map - Kookaburra 6,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2012 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2012 Australian Map - Emu 6,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2012 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2012 Red Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2012 Whale Shark unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2013 Australian Map - Kangaroo 6,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2013 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2013 Australian Map - Platypus 6,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2013 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2014 Australian Kookaburra - Coloured 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2014 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2014 Australian Map - Koala 6,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2014 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2014 Australian Map - Saltwater Crocodile 6,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2014 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2015 Australian Map - Wedge-tailed Eagle 6,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2015 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2015 Australian Map - Redback Spider 6,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2015 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2016 Australian Map - Great White Shark 6,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2016 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2016 Australian Map - Dingo 6,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2016 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2017 Australian Koala - High Relief 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2017 Australian Koala unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Mob of Roos unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
Silver Ounce 2019 Bottlenose Dolphin, High Relief unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2019 · 5 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Bottlenose Dolphin unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2019 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Batavia Shipwreck unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2019 ONE DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2020 Year of the Rat, Domed unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 5 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Vergulde Draeck Shipwreck unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 ONE DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2020 Year of the Rat unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Zuytdorp Shipwreck unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 ONE DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2020 Australian Kangaroo (RAM) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Beneath the Southern Skies unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Brandenburg Gate Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Redback Spider unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Spinner Dolphin, High Relief unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 5 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Spinner Dolphin unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Sumatran Tiger unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox, Domed unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 5 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox (RAM) 50,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2021 AC/DC 30,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Great White Shark unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Zeewijk Shipwreck unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 ONE DOLLAR
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Silver Ounce 2020 Australian Kangaroo (RAM): Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz), Australian Kangaroo - RAM
Issued2020
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerAdam Ball
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size40.600 mm
Thickness4.000 mm
Mass31.103 g
OCC IDLBRP-ORRC-PWXB-OMNY
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