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Type IX

2001

The Royal Australian Mint has produced a silver kangaroo piece every year since 1993. This piece, issued in 2001, was sculpted by Wojciech Pietranik based on a painting by Aboriginal artist Jeanette Timbery. The rich colours of the original artwork have been represented in this piece by varied textures. The reverse legend states "ONE DOLLAR 1 OUNCE FINE SILVER". The obverse houses the Raphael Maklouf portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II with the legend "ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2001".

The Kangaroo is probably Australia's most iconic animal. It is a marsupial mammal with over sixty different species ranging from the large Red Kangaroo to the small Wallabies. The Red Kangaroo is the largest marsupial in the world and can weigh up to 90 kilograms. Kangaroos of differing species can be found all across Australia whether the climate is cold or hot and in desert or tropical areas. Some can even be found on beaches whilst others live in trees. All kangaroos are herbivorous, eating a range of plants and shrubs and most are nocturnal but some are active in the early morning and late afternoon. The Kangaroo, along with the Emu, were selected as symbols of Australia and are featured on the official Australian coat of arms.

a facility that produces coinsThe tails side of the coinThe inscription around the inner edge of the coinThe heads side of the coin(Australian Government, 2008)
 MintageAU50AU55AU58MS64MS65MS66MS67MS68MS692001 45,562353739434444454647 MintagePR65DCAMPR66DCAMPR67DCAMPR68DCAMPR69DCAMPR70DCAM2001 Proof10,2927679828588450Values are in AUD and are retail price estimations based on past sales of coins certified by PCGS or NGC and as such values only related to such graded coins. Uncertified coins or coins graded by other services would likely be worth significantly less. For wholesale pricing please refer to the Red Sheet. While all attempts to ensure accurate pricing, data entry errors can occur and as such no warranty is expressed or implied as to the accuracy of any information published on this website. It is important to verify all published sales to ensure the accuracy of the pricing when making any purchase decision. Any personal information provided to us is protected by the Privacy Act 1988.