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Australia 2013-P Four Seasons of Australia Square Shaped Coin #1 - Summer Kangaroo $1 Pure Silver Dollar Proof with Color

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First in a new and highly desirable series! SQUARE shaped kangaroo pure silver dollar celebrates Australia's summer sun in full color! And the mintage is only 5,000!

The Complete 4-Coin Collection of all four different Square Four Seasons Pure Silver Dollar Proofs may be available - click here to see if it is!

Sold out at the Mint!Here's the first in the new, exciting Four Seasons of Australia Square Silver Dollar Program - and it features the definitive Australian marsupial, the kangaroo! The Perth Mint and Talisman Coins are proud to bring you an incredible new addition to your unusually-shaped coin collection! This one ounce, pure silver dollar is the first in a new series of wildlife-themed, square-shaped coins from the Mint! Australia has some of the world’s most spectacular and unspoilt coastal scenery in the world, with hundreds of miles of spell-binding beaches, blue-green sea and white sand. Every season in Australia is more beautiful than the last - it is this beauty that's been captured in brilliant color by the Perth Mint’s Australian Seasons Series!

A grey kangaroo with her young, a baby joey, in her pouch, alert and attentive! This square silver dollar depicts a large, adult kangaroo, bounding in front of a vibrantly colored background of a sandy beach, with waves crashing ashore under the summer sun. Each coin weighs one full troy ounce of pure silver, with full proof finish. With its extremely limited mintage of only 5,000, odd-shaped-coin collectors and wildlife enthusiasts will snatch this one up in record time! A fast sell out is anticipated - act quickly!

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The Four Seasons of Australia Program features four different, square pure silver dollars, each depicting a full color landscape with an appropriate animal:

    Summer Kangaroo
    Autumn (Fall) Possum
    Winter Frog / Toad
    Spring Cockatoos

The Complete 4-Coin Collection of all four different Square Four Seasons Pure Silver Dollar Proofs may be available - click here to see if it is!

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Investment Note - This is the FIRST of a new series of Square Shaped Wildlife Silver Dollars celebrating Australia's four seasons, and will be in heavy demand for years to come as the series progresses! With a total mintage limit of only 5,000, this coin is expected to sell out at the Mint quickly! We strongly recommend this bold and handsome design as an excellent buy-and-hold! Our advice - do not delay, get in on the ground floor while you can!

A young Eastern grey kangaroo baby joey.Australia's Own Red Kangaroo
The Red Kangaroo (Macropus rufus) is the largest of all kangaroos, the largest mammal native to Australia, and the largest surviving marsupial. It is found across mainland Australia, avoiding only the more fertile areas in the south, the east coast, and the northern rainforests.

This species is a very large kangaroo with short, red-brown fur, fading to pale buff below and on the limbs. It has long, pointed earlobes and a squared-off muzzle. Females are smaller than males and are blue-gray with a brown tinge, pale gray below, although arid zone females are colored more like males. It has two forelimbs with small claws, two muscular hind-limbs, which are used for jumping, and a strong tail which is often used to create a tripod when standing upright.

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The Red Kangaroo lives alone or in small groups called "mobs" (although food shortages can cause them to congregate into larger groups). Each mob is usually made up of two to ten 'roos, but sometimes a mob can consist of up to several hundred. Membership of these groups is very flexible, and males (boomers) are not territorial, fighting only over females (flyers) that come into heat. The largest males are dominant, and control most of the matings.

When male kangaroos fight, they may appear to be "boxing". They usually stand up on their hind limbs and attempt to push their opponent off balance by jabbing him or locking forearms. If the fight escalates, they will begin to kick each other. Using their tail to support their weight, they deliver kicks with their powerful hind legs.

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These herbivores' legs work much like a rubber band. Males can leap over 30 feet (9 meters) in one leap! Kangaroos are adept swimmers, and often flee into waterways if threated by a predator. If pursued into the water, a kangaroo may use its forepaws to hold the predator underwater so as to drown it. The Red Kangaroo is too big to be subject to much non-human predation. They can use their robust legs and clawed feet to defend themselves from attackers with kicks and blows. However, dingoes and eagles will kill and eat joeys. Joeys are thus protected in their mother's pouch.

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Technology Note
2013 Square Seasons Kangaroo $1 in BoxThe Perth Mint of Australia employs its own proprietary colorization technology, in which the color is actually sealed on the coin. The vibrant hues and precise execution of the technology create a stunning, full-color portrait on each coin.

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A large, adult kangaroo, bounding in front of a vibrantly colored background of a sandy beach, with waves crashing ashore under the summer sun. The legend 1 OZ 999 SILVER guarantees the weight and purity. The Perth Mint "P" mint mark is judiciously placed in the southwest (lower left) corner of the square. The legend SUMMER defines the theme.

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A frosted cameo relief portrait of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of England, in crowned profile facing right. This portrait, featuring Her Majesty wearing a tiara and pearl earrings, was executed by the sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley. The legend ELIZABETH II, date and denomination also appear.

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The coin is encapsulated inside an elegant, oversize luxury frame-style case with a see-through sides that allow for the easy display of the coin, protected by a full-color outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.
SpecificationsTwo Australian kangaroos boxing or fighting outdoors.
Country Australia
Mint Perth Mint of Australia
Year of Issue 2013
Face Value One Dollar
Weight 31.135 g
Dimensions 33.20 mm x 33.20 mm
Gauge (Thickness)   4.00 mm
Mintage Limit    5,000
Finish Proof with Color
Composition .999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Plain
Artist Ian Rank-Broadley (reverse)
Certificate Individually Numbered

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