Now at APMEX: Royal Australian Mint Pays Homage to Singapore
APMEX, Inc., the nation’s largest Precious Metals e-retailer, is thrilled to introduce a special Silver Kangaroo coin celebrating not only the Australian icon but also paying homage to the mascot of Singapore.
The 2019 1 oz Silver Kangaroo coin from the Royal Australian Mint features a beautiful Merlion Privy, depicting the famous fountain on the Marina Bay Waterfront of Singapore. This special release from the debuted at the Singapore Coin Fair in late March and is available now at APMEX.
Since 1993, the Royal Australian Mint has featured artistic depictions of Australia’s beloved kangaroo for their popular Kangaroo Series. The series is derived from the reverse of the 1937 Australian penny and has appeared in various forms and with various themes for more than 25 years. The 2019 release combines Australia’s iconic mascot with Singapore’s symbolic one.
The mythical merlion includes the body of a fish to represent Singapore’s history as a fishing village when it was called Temasek (meaning “sea town”). The lion head represents the original name, Singapura, meaning “lion city”. The Merlion was officially trademarked by Singapore on July 20, 1966, and continues to represent the country in mainstream entertainment and souvenirs.
The obverse of the .999 fine Silver coin depicts a troop of kangaroos with a merlion privy mark below the troop leader. The reverse features the Jody Clark likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Each 2019 1 oz Silver Kangaroo coin comes in an individual capsule and has a limited mintage of 5,000 coins worldwide.
Shop this limited-mintage coin today and other Royal Australian Mint Kangaroos at APMEX while they last.
About APMEX, Inc.
Since 1999, APMEX has been one of the nation's largest Precious Metals e-retailers, boasting over $10 billion in transactions. APMEX has the largest selection of bullion and numismatic items provided by a retailer, boasting more than 10,000 products. Product offerings include all U.S. Mint bullion such as Gold, Silver and Platinum American Eagle coins. APMEX also sells products from leading mints around the world including The Royal Mint, Perth Mint, Royal Canadian Mint