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SKU #1711620

2018 $1 fine silver frosted uncirculated 'Summer' coin

SKU #1711620

2018 $1 fine silver frosted uncirculated 'Summer' coin

This is the third chapter of a four-year story told through fine silver and stunning minting techniques. The life cycle of a kangaroo, shown in ‘winter’ and ‘spring’ coins for the past two years, continues with this summer-themed release.
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Known scientifically as the Macropus giganteus, the Eastern Grey Kangaroo is a beloved Australian icon found throughout the eastern states of Australia. This remarkable marsupial is one of the largest breeds of kangaroo and can be found among thick, condensed scrubs or forests feeding its herbivorous diet on grasses and other plants.

Identifiable by its light grey, almost woolly fur (with darker areas around the face and tail tip), it finds peace and shelter in the shade of trees during the hottest times of the day. From the cooler afternoons to the early mornings, it ventures out to the open spaces to seek food.

Although it is known to breed throughout the year, the summer months are its peak breeding season. Therefore, in addition to sheltering and grazing, the cycle of nature may have exciting things in store for the kangaroo in the months that follow the hottest season.

Coin details
Finished to the Royal Australian Mint’s frosted uncirculated standard. Coin’s reverse pictures a growing kangaroo seeking shade from the summer heat.

Packaged on a presentation card.

  • Mint: Royal Australian Mint
  • Issue date: 2 October 2017
  • Metal: 99.9% silver
  • Finish: Proof
  • Denominations: $1
  • Mintage: 5,000
  • Minimum weight: 1oz
  • Maximum diameter: 40mm
  • Designer: S. Stojanovic