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Australia Kangaroo in the Outback

2012 Proof One Dollar reverse 2012 Proof One Dollar obverse

2012 Proof One Dollar

Reverse Designer:Wojciech Pietranik Obverse Designer:Ian Rank-Broadley Size:40mm Weight:31.1g Edge:Interrupted Composition:99.9% Silver


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The Royal Australian Mint issued this proof silver piece with a highly limited mintage. The reverse was designed by Wojciech Pietranik and shows a kangaroo mid bound with an expansive horizon behind it and a windmill in the distance. The legend states "1oz. Fine Silver". The obverse features the Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II With the legend "ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2012".

The Kangaroo is probably the most iconic animal that is associated with Australia. The kangaroo is a marsupial mammal of which there are over sixty different species. They range from the largest (Red Kangaroo) to the smallest (Wallabies). The Red Kangaroo is the largest marsupial mammal in the world and can weigh up to 90 kilograms. Kangaroos of differing species can be found all across Australia whether the climate is cold or hot and in the desert or tropical areas. They can even be found on beaches whilst others live in trees! All kangaroos are herbivorous, eating a range of plants and shrubs. Most are nocturnal but some are active in the early morning and late afternoon. The Kangaroo, along with the Emu, were selected as symbols of Australia and are featured on the official Australian coat of arms.

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