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Updated on 03/27/2024

1 oz. Silver Australian Kangaroo
Bullion Coin

In 2015, the Perth Mint introduced a limited edition of the  1oz. Silver Australian Kangaroo bullion coin that had a purity of only .999 fine silver. (click images to enlarge)

Then, in 2016, the Perth Mint started the production of a new version of the 1 oz. Silver Australian Kangaroo bullion coin made with a purity of .9999 fine silver.

There is more information about the 2015 1oz Silver Australian Kangaroo below.

The Australian Kangaroo Silver bullion coin pays tribute to Australia's most recognizable and largest native terrestrial marsupial, the Red Kangaroo.

The reverse design of the silver bullion coin features the Red Kangaroo's bounding movement within the sun's stylized rays, a design similar to the reverse side of the Australian Kangaroo 1-kilo gold bullion coin.

The 1oz. Silver Australian Kangaroo bullion coin has become a favorite among investors and collectors alike.

The Perth Mint offers the bullion coin with an unlimited production mintage, unlike its other silver bullion coins, which have a limited mintage of under 1 million.

In its second year of production (2016), the Perth Mint sold over 11 million 1 oz. Silver Australian Kangaroo bullion coins.

Design of the
1 oz. Silver Australian Kangaroo
Bullion Coin


1oz Silver Kangaroo

The direction of the monarch's face is a subtle difference between the 2023 and 2024 Silver Kangaroos.

On the 2023 Silver Kangaroo, the late Queen Elizabeth II faced to the right, and now the new King of England, Charles III, is facing the left.

Switching the direction a monarch faces on British Commonwealth coinage is a tradition that dates back to the 17th century for the British Royal Family.

Note: At the top of the 2023's Silver Kangaroo's obverse side shows the the dates 1952-2022, which represents the duration of Queen Elizabeth II's reign. (click images to enlarge)

2024 1oz. Australian Kangaroo Silver bullion coin - obverse side

The obverse of the 1oz. Silver Australian Kangaroo bullion coin portrays the profile of His Majesty King Charles III, designed by David Thorne.


  • • 1 DOLLAR • 
  • DT - designer's initials under King's profile

 Obverse Coin image provided courtesy of The Perth Mint


2024 1oz. Australian Kangaroo Silver bullion coin - reverse side

The reverse of the 1oz. (troy) Silver Australian Kangaroo bullion coin depict the classic artistry of a bounding Red Kangaroo surrounded by rays of sunlight.


  • 2024 - Year of Issue
  • 1oz
  • 9999 SILVER
  • P125 - Perth Mint 125 year Anniversary Mint Mark

The silver bullion coin has a reeded edge.

 Reverse Coin image provided courtesy of The Perth Mint

Silver Australian Kangaroo
Security 'Authentication' Feature

Silver Australian Kangaroo - security feature

The Perth Mint has added a new Security Authentication Feature to the silver Australian Kangaroo bullion coin’s reverse side in the form of a micro-laser engraved "A" found within one of the "A's" in the coin’s AUSTRALIAN KANGAROO heading. 

In 2018, the Perth Mint's marketing brochure stated that the 'A' can be found "within the coin's AUSTRALIAN KANGAROO heading;" no specific "Letter" was specified.

Australian Kangaroo Heading


In 2016, the Perth Mint stated that the micro-laser-engraved "A" would only be found in the first "A" of AUSTRALIAN.

In 2017, the Perth Mint stated the micro-laser-engraved "A" would be found in the third "A" in "AUSTRALIAN."

Click here and here to see examples of 2017's "A" placement in the word "AUSTRALIAN." 

The 2015 - 1 oz. Silver
Australian Kangaroo Bullion Coin

*Limited Edition

After the Perth Mint released the 2016 1oz. Silver Australian Kangaroo bullion coin, numerous users on internet coin forums noticed and expressed concern that a 2015 version of the piece had already been produced.

'CoinWeek' investigated the matter and wrote the following about the coins:

"It turns out that the 2015 issue was produced at the initiative of eBay and Bay Precious Metals (BPM), a division of Coins ‘N’ Things, a U.S. Mint-Authorized Purchaser and the largest supplier of precious metal planchets to the United States Mint.

In addition, only 300,000 of the 2015-dated kangaroos were minted by Perth on BPM’s behalf and, perhaps most interestingly, the coins were held back from sale by BPM since last year and were offered only this past May exclusively on eBay, with the first sales recorded on May 10.

As for the physical differences between the 2015 and 2016 issues, the 2015 coins have a silver purity of three nines rather than four and they have a different finish (frosted or matte rather than brilliant).

There are also design elements–small wavy lines that circle around the outer edge of the design are present on both the obverse and reverse of the 2016 coin–that do not appear on the 2015 issue. Instead, the relevant area is blank and frosted."

See the full article here >>> The Coin Analyst: Australian Silver Kangaroo Series Began in 2015, Not 2016 - CoinWeek

1 oz. Silver Australian Kangaroo
Coin Information


Ofcl. Coin Name..."Australian Kangaroo"

IRA Approved:......Yes


Face Value:..........$1 AUD

Silver Content:.....1 troy oz.

Total Weight:.......31.107 grams

Purity:.................99.9% / .999 (2015)

Purity:.................99.99% / .9999  (2016 - Present)

Diameter:............40.60 mm

Thickness:...........2.98 mm

Designers:...........Ian Rank-Broadley (obverse) (2015-2018)

Designers:...........Jody Clark (obverse) (2019 - Present)

Mint Mark:...........Yes ('P' - The Perth Mint)


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1 oz. Silver Australian Kangaroo 
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Mintage Figures


*Limited Edition bullion coin

*2015........300,000...........300,000.........Red Kangaroo

2016......11,245,615..........unlimited........Red Kangaroo

2017.........5,178,016.........unlimited........Red Kangaroo

2018.........4,395,517.........unlimited.........Red Kangaroo

2019.........5,650,501.........unlimited.........Red Kangaroo

2020.........13,169,939.........unlimited.......Red Kangaroo

2021.........11,735,394.........unlimited.......Red Kangaroo

2022.........1,980,440.........unlimited.......Red Kangaroo

2023.........TBA.................unlimited.......Red Kangaroo

2024.........TBA.................unlimited.......Red Kangaroo

TBA - to be announced

Mintage figures were last updated on 3/24/23...

We are waiting on the Perth Mint to update their mintage figures

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