The Perth Mint began the Kangaroo series of coins with a gold version in 1989. Production began for silver Kangaroos in 2016. The platinum version was first issued in 2018, and it replaces the Platypus, the Mint’s original coin offering in platinum.
Each Kangaroo is minted from 1 troy ounce of .9995 pure platinum. The coin’s obverse carries the standard portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. The words ” Elizabeth II”, “Australia”, and “100 Dollars” are stamped around the circumference.
The reverse features an adult red kangaroo in motion. Text on this side of the coin includes the date and “1 oz 9995 Platinum”, and “Australian Kangaroo”.
All details are sharp and clear, with portions of the artwork done in matte finish and key features done in a brilliant proof-like mirror finish. Each coin is packaged and protected in a hard, clear plastic capsule from the mint. The quality of Perth Mint coins really must be seen to be fully appreciated.