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2015 Silver Kangaroo - Explorers First Sightings

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2015 Silver Kangaroo - Explorers First Sightings

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This is the final release in the Explorers First Sighting series. Release date 1st September 2015


Before they captured the hearts of generations of Australians, kangaroos caught the attention of early explorers. These curious creatures were depicted in words and artworks which seem inaccurate today, but are filled with the beauty of these animals capturing people’s imaginations. Vincent Woodthorpe’s hand-coloured engraving was published in George Barrington’s A Voyage to Botany Bay, where he described kangaroos as, ‘about the size of a common deer, of a dark tan colour… its hind legs are much longer than the fore, and with them they leap and spring forward with amazing rapidity.” This early sense of wonder about kangaroos and their ongoing legacy as Australian icons is captured on three different coins, which cater for the widest cross-section of Australian coin collectors.

  • Final release in the Kangaroo Series: Explorers First Sightings and a continuation of the 20-year tradition of Kangaroo Series coins

  • Obverse features Queen Elizabeth II effigy sculpted by Ian Rank-Broadley

  • 99.9% 1oz of pure silver

  • Diameter: 40 mm, 

  • Presented in card in a plastic wallet