APMEX has created a process called MintDirect® to ensure these 2016 1 oz Silver Kangaroos come directly from The Perth Mint. This process guarantees these .9999 fine Silver coins have not been searched or sorted since being minted!
This 2016 Silver Kangaroo is not only the first Silver bullion kangaroo coin, but it also features a unique authentication feature only visible under magnification, providing a measure of security.
- Contains a total of 25 oz of .9999 fine Silver.
- This MintDirect® tube contains 25 coins for a total of 25 oz Silver.
- Obverse: Bears the Ian Rank-Broadley likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the face value.
- Reverse: Features the classic red kangaroo design by Dr. Stuart Devlin, surrounded by a radiating design, along with a micro-engraved "A" appearing under magnification.
- Sovereign coin backed by the Australian government.
The 2016 Silver Kangaroo not only features a gorgeous design, but is offered at a terrific bullion price point. Add this 2016 1 oz Silver Kangaroo MintDirect® tube to your cart today!
Mint-sealed tubes feature a holographic security strip placed on top of the tube by The Perth Mint, allowing the ability to tell if the tube has been tampered with since leaving the mint.
The kangaroo is the largest marsupial on Earth today. The animal’s distinct style of movement, hopping on its hind legs, using its large, muscular tail for balance, means it is one of the only animals which is unable to move backwards easily. An iconic symbol of Australia, the kangaroo is featured in the Australian national emblem alongside the emu.
To ensure our customers receive only coins that have remained unopened from The Perth Mint, APMEX has created a process to guarantee these coins are direct from the mint. This process called MintDirect® is your guarantee that these coins remain packaged in tubes directly from The Perth Mint.
APMEX uses a special machine for this sealing process to ensure the products you receive are sealed completely, once they are removed directly from the mint boxes. The mint tubes are placed on the conveyor leading into the machine, and the sealing process seals both ends of each tube with tamper-evident packaging. If this tube has been opened in any way, you will know it. After the process is completed, the tube is removed from the machine and checked to ensure the quality of the packaging meets our exacting standards. You now have a finished tube of MintDirect® 2016 1 oz Silver Kangaroo coins.
Once completed, the MintDirect® tubes are stored in the vault until they are ordered by our customers. By using this process, APMEX can guarantee the coins you receive are in exactly the same condition and packaging as they were when they left The Perth Mint.
The MintDirect® process provides you the assurance this product has not been opened, sorted or searched. Click for more details
The Perth Mint was established June 20, 1899, two years before Australia became an independent nation in 1901. The initial purpose of the Perth Mint was to refine the large amounts of Gold that were being unearthed, thanks to a Gold rush throughout various parts of Western Australia, and manufacture Gold coins for use throughout Britain. The mint remained under the control of the British Government until 1970, when it became a constitutional authority of the Government of Western Australia. Following a 1987 State Act of Parliament, Gold Corporation, a company owned entirely by the Government of Western Australia, was established and mandated to operate the Perth Mint to market their Gold, Silver and Platinum Australian coins overseas.
The Perth Mint is also known for its outstanding quality and industry-leading creations. In 1957, the mint produced a 13 oz proof “plate” of .999999 fine Gold, the highest purity ever achieved. In 2011, they created the world’s largest, heaviest and most valuable Gold coin, containing .9999 fine Gold and weighing 2,231 pounds, that was worth $53.5 million (AUD) at the time of minting.