2013 Australian Kangaroo High Relief Silver Coin
The Perth Mint of Australia offers the fourth annual release in a series with its 2013 Australian Kangaroo 1oz Silver Proof High Relief Coin.
Both the obverse and reverse of this one ounce, 99.9% pure silver coin is struck in high relief allowing for enhanced design details.
No more than 19,000 of these silver coins in this product option will be issued. Another 1,000 will be offered in a separate product for a possible maximum mintage of 20,000 coins, which is the same as prior years. The inaugural release of the series appeared in 2010. It was met with intense collector interest, leading to a sell-out in short order. Demand for subsequent issues has also been strong.
Silver Coin Designs and Specifications
Shown on reverses of the silver coins in this series is an annually changing design of one Australia’s most iconic creatures, the kangaroo. This year’s design was completed by artist Tom Vaughan. It offers a single kangaroo set against an outback desert scene. Inscriptions found on the reverse include "AUSTRALIAN KANGAROO" and "2013 1 OZ 999 SILVER."
Also in high relief, the obverse of the coin shows Ian Rank-Broadley’s portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Obverse inscriptions include "ELIZABETH II," "AUSTRALIA" and "1 DOLLAR."
The Perth Mint houses each silver coin in a display case with a numbered certificate of authenticity. Both are shipped inside an illustrated shipper.
Specifications of the coin include a diameter of 32.60 mm, a thickness of 6.00 mm and a gross weight of 31.135 grams.
The 2013 Australian Kangaroo High Relief Silver Coin may be purchased directly from the Perth Mint for AUD $87.27, or US $79.79. Pricing is subject to change.