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New assortment of 2017 Silver Krugerrands available!

2017 High Relief Antiqued coins to celebrate a decade of Koalas!

The Koala Series Celebrates 10 Years

The first-ever 2 oz. Koala + high relief, antiqued design!

Koalas are undoubtedly one of the cutest animals who live in the Outback. These mild-mannered animals are classic representations of Australia, which is why the Perth Mint continues to strike Koala coins in a variety of special finishes.

2017-P Australia Koala High Relief 2 oz. Silver Antiqued $2 GEM BU (Original Government Packaging)

For the first-time, these Koala coins have been struck from 2 full Troy oz. of .9999 fine silver. Plus, each strike boasts a rimless, high relief design with an antiqued finish. This release is similar to the 2 oz. Antiqued Kangaroo release from Perth in 2016, which sold out from the Mint in a matter of days! With a limited mintage of only 3,000 coins, collectors around the world will need to act quickly to secure this release.

2017-P Australia Koala High Relief 2 oz. Silver Antiqued $2 NGC MS70 Early Releases (Exclusive Australia Label)

Shop now to add this coin in its original Mint packaging or certified by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation with MCM’s exclusive Australia label to your collection.

Celebrate 10 Years of Koala Coins NOW!

2017 Silver Krugerrands: Now available for pre-order!

Pre-order 2016 Burnished Silver Eagles – NGC and PCGS Now Available!

Pre-Order 2016-W Burnished Silver Eagles

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the American Silver Eagle with special edge-lettering!

Collectors around the globe have been eagerly waiting to secure the 2016-W Burnished American Silver Eagles (ASE) they need to continue their collection. Struck from 1 Troy oz. of pure American silver, these “W” mint mark collector’s coins are specially treated, handled, and struck to the finest standards at the West Point Mint.

The Silver Eagle series is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2016, and the U.S. Mint is commemorating the occasion. Special edge-lettering has been struck onto a new smooth edge on all 2016-W Burnished Silver Eagles, declaring the achievement through the inscription ”30th ANNIVERSARY.”

And, to sweeten the pot, the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has incorporated a new EdgeView® holder so that collectors can easily admire the one-year-only edge lettering! Every 2016 Burnished ASE that is certified by NGC will be encapsulated in this special holder.

ModernCoinMart (MCM) is proud to offer these special 30th anniversary 2016-W Burnished Silver Eagles certified by NGC and the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) in a variety of designations, including Early Releases, First Releases, First Day of Issue, First Strike and others. MS70 Mercanti-signed coins are also available in black and white cores in limited quantity!

For a limited time, serious collectors can purchase a 2-coin NGC MS70 First Day of Issue set complete with Mercanti and Jones-signed labels in black cores.

Pre-Order 2016-W Burnished Silver Eagles NOW

Sold out at the Mint but available exclusively at MCM – Shop Archie the Dingo coins now!

MCM Exclusive: 2017 Archie the Dingo Coins

Celebrate one of the Australia Zoo’s most-loved animals!

The Royal Australian Mint has already issued a number of coins showing the famous crocodiles that reside in Steve Irwin’s famous ”Australia Zoo.” To continue this creative series, they’ve issued a 2017-dated coin commemorating a very special resident of the Australia Zoo — Archie the Alpine Dingo!

Archie was recently born at the zoo along with his two sisters, Jira and Eve. Unlike his siblings, Archie was born with impressive and very rare white fur! He quickly became one of the most popular attractions of the Australia Zoo, and gets plenty of attention from zookeepers and visitors.

2017 Australia $1 1 oz. Specimen Silver Australia Zoo – Archie the Alpine Dingo NGC MS70 Early Releases (Exclusive Australia Label)

Now, Archie has made his way into numismatics in the form of a 1 oz. .999 fine silver coin! A release that immediately sold-out from the Mint, this heart-warming coin has Archie’s name inscribed at the bottom, while he is shown resting on his haunches on the reverse. Although not a proof, this uncirculated coin is struck with very fine detail and a beautiful satin finish, displaying the white of Archie’s fur as frosted silver.

To create this coin, a beautiful partnership was created between the Royal Australian Mint and the Australia Zoo. A long-time supporter of the well-known zoo, the late Steve Irwin’s family is promoting Archie the Dingo Silver Coins. Steve, previously known as the ”Crocodile Hunter,” dedicated his life to the conservation and wellbeing of Australian wildlife. Survived by his wife, Terri, and two children, Bindi and Robert, Steve’s family has continued to pour their hearts into the success of the Australia Zoo and the care of its inhabitants — like Archie!

2017 Australia $1 1 oz. Specimen Silver Australia Zoo – Archie the Alpine Dingo GEM Specimen (Original Mint Packaging)

You can add this exclusive MCM release to your collection in its original sealed RAM card and capsule, or graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) as MS69 and MS70 Early Releases. Because this coin is exclusive to MCM, certified Archie the Dingo silver coins have been paired with our popular Australia Label. Whatever option you choose, your coin will be part of a tiny mintage of just 3,000. You should act quickly if you want to add the adorable Archie the Dingo 1 oz. Silver Coin to your collection!

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2017 Canada 1 oz. Proof Football-Shaped Coins: World’s First-Ever Gold and Silver Football-Shaped Coins are Here!

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The World’s First-Ever Football-Shaped Coin

MCM & RCM partnered to design & mint a ground-breaking first for coin collecting!

At MCM, they think it’s high time that the traditional pigskin gets the upgrade it deserves — that’s why they partnered with the Royal Canadian Mint to design and produce the world’s first-ever, football-shaped coin. Be a part of history in the making by securing this release that is sure to capture the attention of many football fans and collectors.

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2017 Canada $200 1 oz. Proof Gold Football-Shaped Coin NGC PF70 UC Early Releases

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2017 Canada $25 1 oz. Proof Silver Football-Shaped Coin NGC PF70 UC Early Releases

QUICK COIN FACTS:

  • Designed & minted in partnership by MCM & RCM
  • First-ever football-shaped coin
  • Available in .9999 fine silver & .9999 fine gold
  • Limited mintage of only 8500 silver coins
  • Limited mintage of only 550 gold coins

Available in silver and gold, each 1 oz. Proof coin is available ungraded in its original Mint packaging or certified by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). As the exclusive U.S. distributor, MCM is currently carrying both Early Releases and First Day of Issue designations.

This 1 oz. silver or gold keepsake is the brainchild of an exclusive partnership between RCM and MCM. This exclusively-created release is not only a touchdown for your collection but also is a genuinely memorable gift for the football fan in your life. MCM is proud to commemorate one of America’s favorite sports with a coin that captures all of the spirit and excitement of football.

Meet them on the field because these gold and silver football-shaped coins are kicking-off now!

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Only 250 of these Proof Silver Eagle coin & hand-signed print sets are available!

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Exclusive 2016 Proof Silver Eagle Set

First Day of Issue Adolph Weinman labels & hand-signed prints by numismatic artist, Chuck Daughtrey!

Collectors have been steadily seeking out new and exciting releases for their collection since the U.S. Mint released the first-ever edge lettered 2016 Proof American Silver Eagle last week. Now, ModernCoinMart is thrilled to offer an incredibly-limited, special opportunity for serious collectors.

These 2016 Proof Silver Eagle coins feature our exclusive Adolph Weinman labels that you won’t find anywhere else! These labels pay homage to the designer of the Walking Liberty Half Dollar and the Walking Liberty design used on the obverse of the Silver Eagle since 1986.

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2016-W Proof American Silver Eagle and Hand-Signed Weinman Print Set NGC PF70 UC First Day of Issue (Exclusive Adolph Weinman Label)

These exclusive labels are based off an original portrait of Weinman by numismatic artist, Chuck Daughtrey. As an industry expert with over 40 years of experience, Chuck has designed many popular coins and labels as well as sketched popular numismatic-related drawings.

As a tribute to Adolph Weinman, and in conjunction with ModernCoinMart, Chuck is releasing a one-time run of 250 hand-signed and numbered Weinman prints. These prints and Weinman label Proof Silver Eagles are only being offered together as a limited edition set. This means there will only ever be 250 Weinman label certified 2016 Proof Silver Eagles!

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Exclusive Adolph A. Weinman Print hand-signed by Chuck Daughtrey

Because orders will be filled as they are received, you must place your order quickly to secure a low-numbered print starting at #2.

These prints come with the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) certified coins that are slabbed with the MCM Exclusive Adolph Weinman label. These are available only in Proof 70 (PF70) with the First Day of Issue designation. Act quickly to secure your coin and hand-signed print set!

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Don’t miss the First-Ever High Relief Star Trek Coins with Hand-Signed Labels!

William Shatner Signed Labels

William Shatner Signed Labels

Star Trek coins boast labels signed by the actor that played Captain Kirk!

Launched in the year 2245, the USS Enterprise NCC-1701 was a Federation Constitution-class starship that through 40 years of space discovery and combat, earned the status of the most famous space-exploration vessel in Star Trek history.  Most remembered for her impressive, five-year mission from 2264-2269, the USS Enterprise is a vital component of the Star Trek legacy.

2016-P Tuvalu $100 1 oz. High Relief Proof Gold Star Trek - Enterprise NGC PF70 UC (William Shatner Signed Label)

2016-P Tuvalu $100 1 oz. High Relief Proof Gold Star Trek – Enterprise NGC PF70 UC (William Shatner Signed Label)

Fans respectfully remember the honorable destruction of the famed starship when Captain James T. Kirk activated her auto-destruct sequence to avoid capture by the Klingons. Now, represented for the first time in High Relief gold and silver coins, the USS Enterprise is back and more celebrated than ever.

Available exclusively from ModernCoinMart, fans are invited to add High Relief Star Trek: the Final Frontier Enterprise coins from the Perth Mint to their collection!

2016-P Tuvalu $8 5 oz. High Relief Proof Silver Star Trek - Enterprise NGC PF70 UC (William Shatner Signed Label)

2016-P Tuvalu $8 5 oz. High Relief Proof Silver Star Trek – Enterprise NGC PF70 UC (William Shatner Signed Label)

These coins are available in 1 oz. silver, 5 oz. silver, and 1 oz. gold, struck with a detailed, high relief depiction of the USS Enterprise on their reverse. Stars are shown as simple streaks of light as the ship speeds forward through space. A modified version of the Starfleet Insignia, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Star Trek appears on the design.

2016-P Tuvalu $1 1 oz. High Relief Proof Silver Star Trek - Enterprise NGC PF70 UC (William Shatner Signed Label)

2016-P Tuvalu $1 1 oz. High Relief Proof Silver Star Trek – Enterprise NGC PF70 UC (William Shatner Signed Label)

Certifed by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), these coins were awarded the highest grade possible, Proof 70 Ultra Cameo. These coins would not be complete without another important feature – labels that have been hand-signed by William Shatner himself!

Don’t be left behind as fans excitedly purchase the first-ever High Relief Star Trek coin. As a ModernCoinMart exclusive, these coins are expected to sell quickly and their supply is very limited. Beam these Star Trek collector’s items into your collection today!

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First-Ever High Relief Star Trek Coin Hand-Signed by William Shatner!

High Relief Star Trek Enterprise Coins

First-Ever High Relief Star Trek Enterprise Coins

Plus, William Shatner hand-signed labels now available!

Star Trek fans everywhere recognize Spock’s infamous phrase, “Live Long and Prosper.” A necessary piece of knowledge for any Trekkie, this statement takes fans back to the beginning days of the Star Trek legacy.

2016-P Tuvalu $8 5 oz. High Relief Proof Silver Star Trek - Enterprise

2016-P Tuvalu $8 5 oz. High Relief Proof Silver Star Trek – Enterprise NGC PF70 UC Early Releases (William Shatner Signed) 

Now, fans and collectors everywhere are given the incredible opportunity to capture the essence of Star Trek with the first-ever High Relief Star Trek: the Final Frontier Enterprise coins featuring William Shatner-signed labels! Graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), this collection offers a coin for every Trekkie.

2016-P Tuvalu $1 1 oz. High Relief Proof Silver Star Trek - Enterprise Early Releases

2016-P Tuvalu $1 1 oz. High Relief Proof Silver Star Trek – Enterprise NGC PF70 UC Early Releases

A Hollywood icon, Shatner embodied the character Captain Kirk on the popular Star Trek television series and movies for several years. His genuine signature on these NGC labels is a true testament to the commemoration of the Star Trek legacy.

Don’t be left behind as fans excitedly purchase the first-ever High Relief Star Trek coin. A ModernCoinMart exclusive offering, these coins are expected to sell quickly and our supply is limited.

Move at warp speed and land the Enterprise in your collection now!

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2015 Australian Kangaroo Silver Bullion Coin – Mystery Solved

It was a great surprise to learn about the existence of a 2015 1 oz. Silver Kangaroo, an Australian coin very similar in design to The Perth Mint’s 2016 Red Kangaroo 1 oz. 99.99% Silver Bu Coin – a bullion issue coin. I cover these Australian silver coins and more in this article – and perhaps more importantly – solve the mystery surrounding this 2015 Silver Kangaroo.

I also cover the 2016 Perth Mint 1 oz. Silver Kangaroos that were presented as gifts in exclusive August 2015 launch packaging “given out to attendees at the official Perth Mint dinner function to launch the 2016 Perth Mint Silver Kangaroo, held at the Chicago ANA show in August 2015.”

What Mystery?

I’ve learned of the existence of The Perth Mint’s 2015 Australian Kangaroo 1 oz. Silver Bullion Coin (see images below) for the first time on May 24th, 2016. This was after seeing a forum thread titled: “There’s a 2015 Perth Kangaroo?” This thread was started by forum member XXXIndex1 at the Modern Coin Forum (MCF) on May 22nd, 2016.

2015 Australian Silver Kangaroo (BU) - Reverse

2015 Australian Silver Kangaroo (Bullion Issue) – Reverse

2015 Australian Silver Kangaroo (BU) - Obverse

2015 Australian Silver Kangaroo (Bullion Issue) – Obverse

As can be seen at the source, the relevant member kicked the thread off with this first post:

MCF Thread 2015 Silver Kangaroo Bullion Coin

Leaving his sentiment in regards to eBay aside, he surely hits the nail solidly on its head in terms of the fact that many probably ordered or pre-ordered the 2016 1 oz. .9999 fine Australian Silver Kangaroo Coin (BU) for the wrong reason(s) to some extent or another. This is not to say that buying it for the wrong reason(s) automatically makes it a bad coin to own. It is only to say that it is certainly more pleasant to base the decision to buy a coin on more correct or factual information.

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2016 Australian Kangaroo 1 oz. Silver Bullion Coin – Reverse

2016 Australian Kangaroo 1oz Silver Bullion Coin Obverse

2016 Australian Kangaroo 1oz Silver Bullion Coin – Obverse

Many probably thought that they were buying the first bullion issue 1 oz. Silver Kangaroo ever issued by The Perth Mint and also the first Australian coin with the new micro-laser engraved letter ‘A’ security feature. Leaving room for erroneous assumptions, even parts of current sales listings of the 2016 Silver Kangaroo bullion issue underline concerns in this regard – proving that it is not based on hearsay or pie in the sky for that matter. For example:

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2016 Australia 1 oz Silver Kangaroo BU as listed at Golden Eagle Coins on June 5, 2016.

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2016 Australia 1 oz Silver Kangaroo BU as listed at APMEX on June 5, 2016.

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2016 1 oz Australian Silver Kangaroo Coin (BU) as listed at JM Bullion on June 5, 2016.

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2016 1 oz Australian Silver Kangaroo | .9999 Fine | BU as listed at SD Bullion on June 5, 2016.

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2016 P Australia Silver Kangaroo 1oz BU as listed at SilverTowne on June 5, 2016.

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2016 1 oz Australian Silver Kangaroo as listed at Provident Metals on June 5, 2016.

I could add more examples, but the above should suffice. It seems that at the time the above listings for the 1 oz. .9999 fine 2016 Australian Kangaroo Silver Coin went up, none of the relevant dealers were aware of the existence of the 2015 1 oz. .999 fine Australian Silver Kangaroo Coin (Bullion Issue). In fact, how many dealers, investors and collectors are aware of the existence of this Australian coin, even today?

Why was it only recently offered for sale to the public and only via the eBay store of Bay Precious Metals (BPM)? My investigation of the matter revealed the following…

Mystery Solved

I’ve searched the eBay Completed Listings for “2015 1oz Silver Kangaroo” on May 25th, 2016. It revealed that the first bullion issue 2015 1 oz. Silver Kangaroo on the list was sold publicly on May 10th at 08:40 (see image below).

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Now given that this 2015 Silver Australian Kangaroo is marketed as “An eBay exclusive-only 300,000 minted” and “First Year of issue. Only sold on eBay” (see images below) – it should be relatively safe to assume that the first of these Australian silver coins were sold to the public on or around the May 10th, 2016, especially considering that “completed listings are available for items that have sold within the last 90 days and for items that didn’t sell within the last 30 days.” 

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It should also be clear from the above that the 2015 Silver Australian Kangaroo “was the first year of issue for the Australian Kangaroo silver bullion program. Mintage was limited to just 300,000 coins and will be exclusively sold on eBay by Bay Precious Metals” (see image above).

I’ve also learned from forum member Golden ChipMunk at the Silver Stackers forum that this 2015 dated Silver Kangaroo issue was no glitch – it is an official Perth Mint release and Australian legal tender coin. He posted: “As stated in com law… Commercial Grade 999 & 9999” with a link to the website located here.

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Source: Currency (Perth Mint) Determination 2015 (No. 2)

I decided to contact an Industry Insider, The Perth Mint and Bay Precious Metals (BPM) in my search for answers…

Industry Insider

The industry insider revealed the following to me: “Looks like the 2015 coins were only struck to 999, not 9999, and only shipped to CNT (who operate Bay Precious Metals). CNT hosted the launch dinner in Chicago at which I received the launch edition coins, and they were showing off 2016 coins and monster boxes at the event. No mention was made at the launch of any 2015 dated coins in existence, and the bullion dealer back in Australia of which I am a shareholder is a Perth Mint primary distributor, and our first deliveries (ordered the first day of distribution availability) were supplied as 2016s.

Looks like CNT just decided to keep the lower mintage (300,000) 2015s an industry secret to avoid distracting from the launch of the 9999 2016 version, of which millions have been struck. CNT basically instigated this coin program, so my bet is that they have all 1200 monster boxes of 2015 dated coins they just sat on.”

The Perth Mint

Neil Vance, Perth Mint Group Manager of Minted Products, responded as follow to my questions (his responses are in red):

When exactly was this 2015 dated Kangaroo released by The Perth Mint?

The 2015-dated issue was The Perth Mint’s first run of Australian Silver Kangaroo coins. At the time of initial production, The Perth Mint was making all of its silver coins in 999 silver.  Subsequently, to satisfy market demand for 9999 silver, we altered our strategy to issue the more globally sought-after purity. There is also a slight finish between the 2015 and 2016-dated releases. The 2015-dated coins were offered to one of our resellers in the United States last year, however, they have only appeared in the market now.  The 2015-dated Silver Kangaroo has been struck to a limited mintage of 300,000, so both investors and collectors may seek to acquire this rare release.

What exactly makes it a “first issue”?

The 2015-dated Australian Silver Kangaroo coins were struck prior to the manufacture of the 2016-dated issue.

Why has this 2015 dated coin only been available for sale to the public since earlier in May this year (2016) and exclusively via eBay? I see the oldest completed listing at eBay was on May 10th (within a 90 day period prior to today – May 25th). Why is Bay Precious Metals the primary source of these coins as far as eBay listings go?

The distributor in the United States made the decision about the release date for the 2015-dated Silver Kangaroo and also the channel through which they were offered for sale.

Bay Precious Metals (BPM)

Bay Precious Metals, a subsidiary of the privately held, family-controlled Coins ‘N Things (CNT Inc.) based in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, responded as follow to my questions (their replies and/or responses are in red):

Admirably, when asked, BPM admitted from the get-go that the “2015 1oz Silver Kangaroos were minted and sold directly to our sister company CNT, Inc. The Perth Mint did not sell these coins to the public in 2015. In 2016, Perth Mint rolled out the 1oz Silver Kangaroos as part of their Australian Bullion Coin Program. The mintage in 2015 was 300,000 and all the coins were sold directly to us. BPM has had some of the coins holdered by NGC for display and has recently started selling them in various lot sized. I hope this information helps!”

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2015P Australia S$1 Kangaroo – “Certified Genuine” by NGC

Will a 2016 1 oz. Silver Kangaroo of the same kind be issued (.999 fine, security mark, etc.)? If yes, will the full 2016 mintage be sold to CNT?

Yes, we currently have the 2016 1oz Silver Kangaroo for sale. They are .9999. The mintage released in the United States run through CNT.

How does the 2015 1oz Silver Kangaroo fit in with the coin listed here? How many of the 2016 dated coins were issued in special launch packaging? I am asking, because I’ve heard on good account that CNT organized the event.

This item was given as a gift and not intended for resale.

When exactly were the 2015 coins minted and sold to CNT?

The coins were minted and sold to CNT in 2015.

“In 2016, Perth Mint rolled out the 1oz Silver Kangaroos as part of their Australian Bullion Coin Program” – Are you in reference to the 2015 dated Kangaroos that you offer for sale?

The 2015 1oz Silver Australian Kangaroo is part of the Bullion coin program.

Differences

What are the differences between the 2015 and 2016 dated bullion issue Perth Mint Silver Kangaroo coins mentioned above? I list some of the differences:

  • Silver Purity and Year of Issue: The 2015 Australian Silver Kangaroo Coin is .999 or three nines fine (99.9% silver), while the 2016 1 oz. Silver Kangaroo is .9999 or four nines fine (99.99% silver). This makes the 2016 Australian Kangaroo the first Australian bullion coin struck from 99.99% pure silver. This while the 2015 Silver Australian Kangaroo “was the first year of issue for the Australian Kangaroo silver bullion program” (Bay Precious Metals, May 2016) and also “The Perth Mint’s first run of Australian Silver Kangaroo coins” (Neil Vance – See Above).
  • Finishes: The obverse of the 2015 Silver Kangaroo features Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, in a frosted finish. The remaining part of the obverse seems to have a brilliant uncirculated finish.  On the reverse: The red kangaroo, most of the lettering (except the “P” mintmark) and a small area – between the rays of a symbolic sunburst – seem to have a brilliant uncirculated finish. On the other hand, the obverse of the 2016 Silver Kangaroo features wavy, radial lines on the area outside the ring that encircles Her Majesty’s frosted portrait. These lines are repeated on the reverse beyond the rays of the symbolic sunburst. The red kangaroo and all lettering on the reverse, including the “P” mintmark, have a brilliant uncirculated finish. The area between the symbolic sun rays also has a brilliant uncirculated finish.
  • Design Elements: Both the 2015 and 2016 1 oz. Australian Kangaroo Silver Bullion Coins share the same classic red kangaroo reverse design and the same effigy of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, in terms of the obverse design. The very same design elements – created by Dr Stuart Devlin and Ian Rank-Broadley (IRB) – can be found on the Australian Kangaroo 1 Kilo 9999 Gold Bullion Coin, a coin minted since 1991 (see the images below). On the other hand, despite all the similarities, there are clear differences as well. I can attempt to describe the differences, but the images below speak for itself.

2016 2015 Australia 1 kilo Gold Kangaroo BU Reverse

2015 Australia 1 kilo Gold Kangaroo BU – Reverse

2015 Australia 1 oz. .999 Silver Kangaroo Bullion Issue – Reverse

2016 $1 1 oz. .9999 fine Silver Kangaroo Coin – Reverse

2016 Australia 1 kilo Gold Kangaroo BU Obverse

2015 Australia 1 kilo Gold Kangaroo BU – Obverse

1 oz. .999 fine 2015 Australian Kangaroo Silver Coin – Obverse

2016 Perth Mint Silver Kangaroo .9999 fine Coin – Obverse

Source of 1 Kilo Gold Kangaroo Images: APMEX

  • Mintages: The 2015 Perth Mint Silver Kangaroo .999 fine coin has seen a total mintage of only 300,000 coins. This might sound like a big number, but given the strong demand for bullion issue Silver Kangaroos (see the video below), it might be nothing short of a drop in the bucket. In addition, the 300,000 figure compares rather well to the unlimited mintage of the 2016 1 oz. .9999 fine Australian Silver Kangaroo Coin (BU).

A million Silver Kangaroos a month!

Source: Perth Mint YouTube Channel – Posted on Mar 29, 2016

  • Distribution: On the distribution side, it is now on record (see above), that all 300,000 of the 2015 dated ones, all 1200 monster boxes (1200 x 250), were sold to Coins ‘N Things (CNT Inc.), the sister company of Bay Precious Metals (BPM), which is the primary distributor of these coins via eBay. Now one can choose to see this in an extremely negative light (as I initially did), but given the above, is the workman not worthy of his pay? “CNT basically instigated this coin program” (see the comment of the industry insider above). Thus, they’re rightfully to some extent or another, entitled to some extra benefit for their efforts. I am sure that many who learn about this might not like what they read, but when placed in the correct context: Fair is fair after all. In any case, they opened up the 2016 dated one to wide distribution – clearly not wanting to keep all the cream to themselves. That being said, don’t be too surprised if you find NGC certified MS70 2015 $1 1 oz. .999 fine Silver Kangaroo Coins on the secondary market in the months to come – it is almost guaranteed! 

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Lot of 10 – 2015 1oz Silver Kangaroo – MINTAGE ONLY 300,000!

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Lot of 5 – 2015 1oz Silver Kangaroo .999 Fine BU

2016 Silver Kangaroo in Exclusive August 2015 Launch Packaging

There are probably not many collectors who are aware of the existence of the super rare 2016 Perth Mint 1 oz. Silver Kangaroo in exclusive August 2015 Launch packaging (see image below) –  an item that according to Bay Precious Metals “was given as a gift and not intended for resale” (see above).

2016 Australian Silver Bullion Kangaroo Launch August 2015

2016 Australian Silver Bullion Kangaroo Launch August 2015

Despite BPM’s noble sentiment, two of these coins were listed and sold at eBay last month for just shy of $200 per coin ($199 to be exact). According to the seller: “This coin was *only* given out to attendees at the official Perth Mint dinner function to launch the 2016 Perth Mint Silver Kangaroo, held at the Chicago ANA show in August 2015. Approximately 100 attendees at this event were presented with a specially packaged edition of the Perth Mint 1oz Silver Kangaroo in capsule, clamshell and box. I have never seen these offered anywhere for sale, and they are an official Perth Mint release available nowhere else. The coin is as early release as you can get – these were presented to members of the bullion industry before the Silver Kangaroo commenced shipping to distributors” (Perth Mint Silver Kangaroo – Launch Edition, RARE!, May 2016).

2016 1 oz. Kangaroo Silver Bullion Coin Special Launch Packaging with box

2016 1 oz. Kangaroo Silver Bullion Coin – Special Launch Packaging, including capsule, clamshell and box.

2016 1 oz 9999 Silver Kangaroo Reverse Special Launch Packaging

2016 1 oz 9999 Silver Kangaroo (Reverse) – Special Launch Packaging

2016 1 oz 9999 Silver Kangaroo Obverse Special Launch Packaging

2016 1 oz 9999 Silver Kangaroo (Obverse) – Special Launch Packaging

I’ve tried to establish the exact number of these 2016 Silver Kangaroos that were given away at the launch dinner in Chicago, an event hosted by BPM sister company, Coins ‘N Things (CNT Inc.), but so far – without success. The primary purpose is to have an accurate historical record for numismatic purposes, given that these Australian silver coins are legal tender and highly collectable coins.

The hunt is on. Good luck.

Update – June 21, 2016

The Coin Analyst: Australian Silver Kangaroo Series Began in 2015, Not 2016 by award-winning numismatic journalist and writer, Louis Golino.

Update – June 16, 2016

Limited mintage Silver Kangaroo made available in Australia. Be sure to get more information here.

Update – June 10, 2016

Holdfast, member at SilverStackers.com, posted the following update. I am replicating it here with his permission:

More anomalies and investigations into the 2015 Australian Kangaroo Silver Bullion Coin

*The 2015 Australian Kangaroo omitted from Perth’s pdf documents.
*Deceptive description in the pdf document. (Perth called it: Red Kangaroo)
*No mention of the 2015 Kangaroo coin on the official Perth Mint Blog.

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http://www.perthmint.com.au/documents/2016%20Perth%20Mint%20Bullion%20Other%20Sales%20311215%20final.pdf

Edit – Added original pdf document.

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http://www.perthmint.com.au/investment-bullion-bars-and-coins-mintages.aspx

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http://www.perthmint.com.au/investment-bullion-bars-and-coins-mintages.aspx

No mention of the sold-out 2015 coin here.

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http://www.perthmintbullion.com/au/Blog/Blog.aspx?CntTagID=a97e6c96-3916-4b5f-a5ff-38ec8f43ffce

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