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Australia 2016-P Kangaroo - Melbourne Money Expo ANDA Coin Show Special Edition - Kangaroo and Mirror Image Silhouette in Outback 50 Cents Pure Silver Half Dollar Reverse Proof with Color - MINTAGE ONLY 1,500

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This FULL COLOR, SPECIAL EDITION Kangaroo silver half dollar from the Melbourne Money Expo ANDA Coin Show features a large adult kangaroo looking over its shoulder at its mirror image silhouette, which is looking back at it, in the Australian outback on this low mintage (only 1,500), one half troy ounce pure silver beauty!

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2016 Kangaroo Coin Show Special Outer Color BoxThe kangaroo is one of the definitive symbols of Australia, the island continent. The Perth Mint and Talisman Coins are proud to bring you this incredible new addition to the renowned Australian Kangaroo Series of coins. This one half troy ounce, pure silver half dollar depicts a large adult kangaroo in the Australian outback looking over its shoulder at its mirror image silhouette, which is looking back at it!

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This special edition, full color silver half dollar (with a ridiculously tiny mintage limit of just 1,500!) was issued at the Melbourne Money Expo ANDA Coin Show!We believe that this will be a real sleeper within the Silver Kangaroo Series - full color kangaroo silver coins are virtually unheard of, and this one is a stunner! With its extremely limited mintage, we expect Kangaroo collectors to snatch this one up in record time! Get it while you can!

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This beautiful coin is part of the highly collectible series of Pure Silver Kangaroos. The obverse design of this series, with the kangaroo, changes each year, further enhancing its collectibility. The reverse features a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II of the British Commonwealth, of which Australia is a member. The Pure Silver Kangaroo has a face value of one dollar and can be difficult to locate, much less in pristine condition, so we advise you to acquire one you need when you find it.

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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.

Two Australian kangaroos boxing or fighting outdoors. 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.

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
The 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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Obverse
Australia 2016 Color Kangaroo 1 Oz Show Special in Box A large adult kangaroo in the Australian outback looks over its shoulder at its mirror image silhouette, which is looking back at it! The Perth Mint's "P" mint mark is judiciously placed near the rim. The legend AUSTRALIAN KANGAROO defines the theme, while the legend 1/2 OZ 999 SILVER guarantees the weight and purity.

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Reverse
Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, 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 and denomination also appear.

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Packaging
The coin is encapsulated inside a handsome taupe leatherette, clamshell-style presentation case, lined with black velvet and satin, and protected by a full color outer box. A certificate of authenticity is included.

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SpecificationsA grey kangaroo with her young, a baby joey, in her pouch, alert and attentive!
Country Australia
Mint Perth Mint of Australia
Year of Issue 2016
   
Face Value One Half Dollar
Weight 15.591 g
Diameter 36.60 mm
Gauge (Thickness)    2.30 mm
Mintage Limit 1,500
   
Finish Reverse Proof with Color
Composition .999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Ing Ing Jong (obverse)
Ian Rank-Broadley (reverse)
Certificate Included

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