This pure proof silver coin depicts the first encounter with the kangaroo. Botanist Joseph Banks brought a specimen of the unusual creature back to England in 1773 and commissioned George Stubbs to paint its likeness.
Mintage of only 20,000!
Engraved and published in the official account of the Endeavour's voyage, it embodies Europe's fascination with Australia's native wildlife. The Ian Rank-Broadley likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination are shown on the obverse. This coin comes in box and with a certificate of authenticity.