The popular Australian Silver Kangaroo was introduced in 1993. Since then, thousands of collectors worldwide have been accumulating these desirable coins. Minted by the Royal Australian Mint in Canberra, Australia, the Silver Kangaroo coins are legal Australian tender. Each single coin has a face value of one Australian dollar. With a limited mintage annually, the Silver Kangaroo coins attract collectors and investors for their limited number and changing designs.
Although the coin's design changes almost annually, the same basic features of the coin have remained the same since its introduction. The obverse of the coin depicts Queen Elizabeth II. The reverse features a world recognized symbol of Australia: the kangaroo. The Australian Silver Kangaroo coin is issued in two forms: a Proof coin and a frosted coin. Since 2003, the Royal Australian Mint has also issued coins with Gold plating.