Australian Kangaroo 1 oz Silver Coin

What is the Australian Kangaroo 1 oz Silver Coin?

Minted every year by the Perth Mint of Australia, the Australian Silver Kangaroo was first produced in 2016.  These coins feature a kangaroo on one side of the coin and Queen Elizabeth II on the other.


First produced in 2016, this bullion coin was created in the likeness of the popular Kookaburra and Koala coins, which were minted before the Kangaroo. The coin contains 1 oz of .9999 fine silver,  the same silver content as Canada’s Maple Leaf silver coin. As the largest marsupial around, the kangaroo is beloved by many. This animal is considered to be unique, strong, and, by many accounts, exotic. It’s also considered to be an animal of great power. When the kangaroo jumps, it jumps high with great force. Also, it is an animal that has a nurturing, maternal side – the kangaroo carries its child in a pouch over its stomach. Though the kangaroo is beloved in Australia, it is also recognized and loved all over the world. Another popular marsupial that hails from Australia is the Koala. In 2007, Australia minted its Silver Koala coin, which is also popular and sought after by collectors. What makes all of these coins attractive is its investment potential – silver bullion coins are being sought by investors all over the world in order to make money from their future sale.

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Australian Kangaroo 1 oz Silver Coin
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2021 Design


Stuart Devlin designed the reverse of the coin, featuring a red kangaroo. The coin is interesting and pleasing to the eye, with a backdrop of lines that radiate or beam – just as the sun does. Written on the coin is “AUSTRALIAN KANGAROO.” At the bottom is the date the coin was minted plus its weight and purity: “1 OZ 9999 SILVER.” Like on the obverse, these are all written in caps. 


On the coin’s obverse is a side profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. It was designed by Jody Clark, a designer with The British Royal Mint. On the coin you see the Queen’s shoulders and she’s wearing her Royal Diamond Diadem, a necklace and dangling earrings. The obverse bears three inscriptions: the monarch featured on the coin: “ELIZABETH II,” the name of the country that issued the coin: “AUSTRALIA,” and its face value: “1 DOLLAR.” All in caps.

Coin Highlights

  • Each coin is 1 oz of .9999 fine silver.
  • The face value is $1. 
  • It is backed by the Australian government.
  • Coins can be bought in individuals or in multiples; multiple coins are packaged in plastic tubes. 
  • “Mini Monster Boxes” of 250 are also available. 
  • Multiples of 25 are packaged in plastic mint tubes. 
  • This is the coin’s design: on the obverse is Queen Elizabeth II; on the reverse is a classic red kangaroo.

What fineness are Australian Silver Kangaroos?

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The Australian Silver Kangaroo is 1 oz of .9999 fine silver. This coin has a face value of $1.

Can you buy an Australian Silver Kangaroo?

Yes. These coins are very popular with collectors everywhere – the Australian Silver Kangaroo is one of the newer kids on the block, minted for the first time in 2016. Though it’s on the newer side, this coin has quickly become beloved by collectors around the world. Many collectors look to purchase every new minting – including the newest minting, which occured in 2021. As always, when purchasing coins it’s important to work with a reputable dealer who has the correct paperwork and knowledge to understand what they’re working with. Especially when purchasing these coins for their investment potential, you’ll want to work with the best of the best, never settling for a dealer that doesn’t know what they’re talking about.

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