The Kangaroo Series Special Edition three coin set was produced to show Great Australian Artists in Colour. The coin was
minted in sterling silver and is part of a three coin set which also includes Rolf Harris and Ken Done. The
was limited to five thousand sets. The reverse of the coin was designed
by Reg Mombassa and features an adult kangaroo holding a rugby ball against a backdrop of the wilderness. It is shown in
full colour and contains the
ONE DOLLAR. Around the outside of this colourful centre is a silver outer with the
KANGAROO SERIES REG MOMBASSA. The obverse features an Ian Rank-Broadley
portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, right-facing with tiara and earrings. It includes the
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2009. The set comes in a black presentation box with a numbered certificate.
The Kangaroo is probably the animal that is most commonly associated with Australia. The kangaroo is a marsupial mammal
of which there are over forty different species. They range from the largest (Red Kangaroo) to the smallest (Wallabies).
The Red Kangaroo is the largest marsupial mammal in the world. The Kangaroo, along with the Emu, were selected as symbols
of Australia and are featured on the official Australian coat of arms
(Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, 2013)
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