This Kangaroo at Sunset coin was struck in solid gold and the reverse
was designed by Wojciech Pietranik, who has worked regularly for the Royal Australian Mint and The Perth Mint. It shows
a Kangaroo with a larger than life reflection below making its way across a plain with a setting sun. There is no
on the reverse. The obverse
of the coin features the traditional Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, right-facing and crowned
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2010 25 DOLLARS around the edge. This coin was named Kangaroo at Sunset and originally came in
a beautifully crafted wooden box with a sliding lid. It was embossed in gold with the Australian Government Crown along with
Royal Australian Mint. A Certificate of Authenticity came with the coin, which includes a short description of the coin and
information regarding the designer.
Kangaroo at Sunset 2010 Gold Proof Coin
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.
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