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Australia 2018-P Gilded Kangaroo #3 - Kangaroos Hopping Across the Outback Beneath the Noonday Sun $1 1 Ounce Pure Silver Dollar Reverse Proof with 24-Karat Gold Plating P08

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Year three for the highly popular Gilded Kangaroo - with a very low mintage of just 5,000, too! The iconic kangaroo, the ultimate symbol of the Australian outback, comes to life on this spectacular yet affordable one troy ounce pure silver coin featuring a pair of bounding roos selectively enhanced with pure, 24-karat gold! Get yours now!

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Outer color shipper box.The red kangaroo is the largest marsupial surviving on earth today. This unusual creature's distinctive style of movement, hopping on its hind legs whilst using its large, muscular tail for balance, makes it one of the very few animals which is unable to move backwards easily. An unofficial symbol of Australia, the kangaroo features on the Australian coat of arms alongside the emu.

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Australia's Own Red Kangaroo
A young Eastern grey kangaroo baby joey. 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.

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.

A young western grey kangaroo bounds across the Australian outback.These herbivores' legs work much like a rubber band. Males can leap over 30 feet (9 meters) in one leap! Kangaroos are also 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 has developed a proprietary selective gold plating process that is among the most advanced in the world, resulting not only in aesthetic beauty but also technical precision. This reverse proof silver dollar features selective gold plating on the obverse, dramatically highlighting the animal in pure gold!

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Australia 2016 Kangaroo $1 Pure Silver Gilded Dollar in box The design depicts a pair of large adult kangaroos bounding across the arid Australian outback under the noonday sun. The Perth Mint "P" mint mark is judiciously located to the right of the roos, at the 3:00 position near the rim. The legend AUSTRALIAN KANGAROO defines the theme, while the legend 1 OZ 9999 SILVER guarantees the weight and purity. The date is also indicated.

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The reverse features 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 the denomination also appear.

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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. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

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A grey kangaroo with her young, a baby joey, in her pouch, alert and attentive!
Country Australia
Mint Perth Mint of Australia
Year of Issue 2018
Face Value One Dollar
Weight 31.107 g
Diameter 40.60 mm
Gauge (Thickness)   3.21 mm
Mintage Limit 5,000
Finish Reverse Proof with 24-Karat Selective Gold Plating
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)

Jennifer McKenna (obverse)
Ian Rank-Broadley (reverse)

Certificate Individually Numbered


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