Silver Ounce 2023 Australian Kangaroo, Perth Mint, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2023 Australian Kangaroo, Perth Mint, Coin from Australia
CoinSilver Ounce 2023 Australian Kangaroo, Perth Mint

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 coin range was introduced in 1993 by the Royal Australian Mint; subsequently, the Perth Mint also started issuing Kangaroo bullion coins. 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.

The Mint says about the coin:
With a tradition dating back to the 1980s, the Australian Kangaroo is a trusted bullion coin series featuring imagery of the iconic animal that takes its name from the Guugu Yimithirr word "gangurru". First Nations people have a relationship with the kangaroo dating back tens of thousands of years. Today, it is recognised internationally as Australia’s definitive animal emblem.

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Obverse
Australia / Silver Ounce 2023 Australian Kangaroo, Perth Mint - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin depicts the crowned old head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem crown and the Victoria Coronation necklace worn for her Coronation. This is her effigy known as the "Fifth Portrait" worldwide and "Sixth Portrait" in Australia, in "uncouped" version - showing the Queen's shoulders and not terminating at the neck as the normal version.

On the left, in small letters on the Queen's shoulder, the artist's initials J.C (for Jody Clark).

Running continuously around the rim is the monarch's legend and the face value: ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·.

The legend is interrupted by the "memorial" inclusion of the dates of the Queen's reign, 1952 - 2022.

The Queen's portrait is on a lightly frosted background; her gown is textured. The rim is finely textured in thin concentric wavy lines.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Reverse
Australia / Silver Ounce 2023 Australian Kangaroo, Perth Mint - 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: 2023 1oz 9999 SILVER (one 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 2023 1oz 9999 SILVER
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Notes

Finish: bullion (Brilliant Uncirculated).
Packaging: single coin in protective clear plastic pouch allowing the design to be visible without being opened, or in 25-coin tube, or ten tubes totalling 250 coins in a mini monster box.
Perth Mint SKU: 23524DAX
Date of issue: 23 January 2023.
issue price: AU$ 40.84.

The coin incorporates an authentication feature in the form of a micro-laser engraved letter. Detectable under a magnifying glass, it is designed to make it significantly more difficult for the coin to be counterfeited.

Even though they were issued during the reign of King Charles III, all coins from the 2023 Australian Kangaroo Bullion Coin Series portray the official "Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Obverse", featuring her Jody Clark effigy (in its uncouped version used in Australia) supplemented with the dates of Her Majesty’s reign - "1952 - 2022".

See also

Coins in the Australian Kangaroo 2023 series by the Perth Mint include:
- 1 oz Platinum Bullion, Australian Kangaroo 2023
- 1 kg Gold Bullion, Australian Kangaroo 2023
- 1 oz Gold Bullion, Australian Kangaroo 2023
- 1/2 oz Gold Bullion, Australian Kangaroo 2023
- 1/4 oz Gold Bullion, Australian Kangaroo 2023
- 1/10 oz Gold Bullion, Australian Kangaroo 2023
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Australian Kangaroo 2023

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Silver Ounce 2023 Australian Kangaroo, Perth Mint: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz), Australian Kangaroo
Issued2023
MonarchKing Charles III
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Uncouped version)
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Silver
DesignerStuart Devlin
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size40.900 mm
Thickness3.500 mm
Mass31.107 g
OCC IDYRVP-OVRC-MGWG-ODQG
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