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The Layb Collection - 1st

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Current Statistics
Rank

1
GPA with Top Bonuses

69.474
GPA Weighted

68.789
Complete

79.17%
Set Rating

55.000

About This Set: The Kangaroo is recognized all around the world as the true symbol of Australia. The largest living marsupial, it occupies a special place in the hearts of Australians. The Silver Kangaroo is the first 40mm, 0.999 silver legal tender Australian coin produced by the Royal Australian Mint and guaranteed to be one Troy Ounce of Fine Silver. Another special feature of this remarkable coin is the “reverse frosting”. Although it is an uncirculated grade coin, proof-like characteristics have been achieved by its highly polished raised images and delicately frosted background- the opposite to what you would find on a proof coin. And of course, in all respects the Silver Kangaroo has been struck to meet the Royal Australian Mint’s stringent quality standard for collector coinage.

The Layb Collection

Image Item PCGS # Date Denom Grade PCGS # Pop PCGS # Pop Higher Pop Pop Higher Comments
1993-C 143219 1993-C $1 MS69 6 2 62
Mintage: 72,853. The reverse design of the Silver Kangaroo is reminiscent of Australia’s pre-decimal penny. The kangaroo on the new coin faces the opposite direction to the penny ‘roo. The coin also carries the ‘C’ mintmark denoting its origin in Canberra and the words, ‘1 Ounce Fine Silver’. The Silver Kangaroo was designed and sculpted by Horst Hahne, Director of Design & Engraving at the Royal Australian Mint.
1994-C 143220 1994-C $1 MS69 10 0 100
Mintage: 44,996. Horst Hahne’s reverse design for the 1994 captures a Red Kangaroo (Macropus rufus) in full flight. The coin also carries the ‘C’ mintmark denoting its origin in Canberra and the words, ‘1 Ounce Fine Silver’. The Royal Australian Mint gratefully acknowledges Steve Parish Publishing Pty. Ltd for reference material used for the reverse design.
1995-C 143221 1995-C $1 MS69 4 1 41
Mintage: 72,850. Featuring a proud Eastern Grey Kangaroo, the 1995 $1 Silver Kangaroo is a classic design. The raised polished image with frosted background was crafted by Horst Hahne, Chief Engraver at the Royal Australian Mint.
1996-C 143222 1996-C $1 MS69 4 0 40
Mintage: 49,398. The reverse design features a portrait of an Eastern Grey Kangaroo and her Joey, the 1996 $1 Silver Kangaroo is a classic design. The Kangaroo featured on the reverse was designed and sculpted by Horst Hahne, Chief Engraver, Royal Australian Mint, Canberra.
1997-C 143223 1997-C $1 MS69 9 0 90
Mintage: 72,850. Of the 56 kangaroo species found in Australia the largest is the Red Kangaroo. Weighing up to almost 100 kilograms, a full grown male can stand as high as a human and cruise the rugged terrain of the outback at 20-25 km/h, twice as fast if threatened. Each hop can be an amazing six meters and boundary fences are easily jumped with daylight to spare. The reverse features a Red Kangaroo and its reflection whilst drinking from a waterhole. The reverse of this beautiful coin was designed by Horst Hahne, Chief Engraver at the Royal Australian Mint, Canberra.
1998-C 161633 1998-C $1 MS69 6 0 60
Mintage: 49,398. The Red Kangaroo, the largest species of kangaroo is found throughout the arid regions of Australia, from woodlands, mulga and mallee scrub, to shrub lands, desert and grasslands. Commonly known as a "Big Red", the male Red Kangaroo is a huge, robust animal with a wine-red coat, while the blue-grey coloring of the female, and the swift yet graceful movements she displays at full pace, are reflected in her name, "Blue Flyer". These "Roos" - as they are colloquially known - can be forced to compete with domestic livestock for food and water, they must travel great distances in search of sustenance. Unrestricted by farm and station fences - which can be cleared in a single leap - the Red Kangaroo is the epitome of freedom in the outback of Australia. This coin features the simple yet powerful image of a Red in mid flight. The raised image of the kangaroo has a highly polished, mirror-like finish, surrounded by a frosted background and was crafted by Horst Hahne, Chief Engraver at the Royal Australian Mint, Canberra.
1999-C 162645 1999-C $1 MS69 4 0 40
Mintage: 30,185. Featuring a kangaroo family, a mother is carrying a Joey in her pouch. The raised polished image with frosted background was crafted by Wojciech Pietranik, Engraver at the Royal Australian Mint.
2000 114455 2000 $1 MS69 5 0 50
Mintage: 35,426. This coin features a frosted kangaroo leaping across a recessed silhouette of a mirror-like Australia. The raised polished image with frosted background was crafted by Vladimir Gottwald, Engraver at the Royal Australian Mint.
2001 161634 2001 $1 MS69 9 0 90
Mintage: 26,459. This coin features a painting by Aboriginal artist Jeanette Timbery from NSW, the central kangaroo design is surrounded by a traditional dot painting. The different colors of the original artwork are represented on the coin using different textures and frosting of the dots. The raised polished image with frosted background was crafted by Wojciech Pietranik, Engraver at the Royal Australian Mint.
2002 161635 2002 $1 MS69 6 2 62
Mintage: 22,876. This coin features a design from a painting by Mark Nodea from Warmun (Turkey Creek), south-west of Kununurra in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Mark's paintings reflect the colors of the Kimberley area and the nearness of the Bungle Bungles, as well as the traditions of the Gija people that are kept alive through paintings, oral re-telling of stories and corroboree. The raised polished image with frosted background was crafted by Vladimir Gottwald, Engraver at the Royal Australian Mint.
2003 149081 2003 $1 MS69 5 1 121
Mintage: 10,000. This coin features a design by acclaimed Aboriginal artist Ray Thomas of the Gunnai people in Gippsland, Victoria; the coin depicts "Jirrah-Watty" – the Big Kangaroo – in full flight. With bold muscular line work underscoring the animal’s power and predominance, a delicate finish applied to the background envelopes the horizon in a shimmering heat haze, along with the distant silhouettes of another stalwart of the outback, the grass tree. Ray Thomas has spent many years researching his Gunnai people’s myths, legends, designs and body marks. The patterned line work and motifs are characteristic of the indigenous peoples throughout South-East Australia. The raised polished image with frosted background was crafted by Vladimir Gottwald, Engraver at the Royal Australian Mint.
2004 143226 2004 $1 MS69 4 0 90
Mintage: 11,750. This coin features a kangaroo silhouetted against the horizon and orb of the sun creating a stunning contemporary piece. The raised polished image with frosted background was crafted by Wojciech Pietranik, Engraver at the Royal Australian Mint.
2005 348037 2005 $1 MS69 2 0 60
Mintage: 12,500. A dynamic and powerful symbol of Australia, the Red Kangaroo has been captured here in exquisite detail by Royal Australian Mint designer Wojciech Pietranik. This remarkable piece features the grace, power and beauty of the ‘big red’, a common sight in Australian bush land. Capable of immense leaps and standing up to two meters tall, this majestic creature is one of our most treasured natural icons. Selectively plated in pure gold and incorporating a detailed Southern Cross design, this coin is a precious reminder of the beauty of Australia’s fauna and a stunning example of the high production standards of the Royal Australian Mint.
2006 149258 2006 $1 MS69 2 81
Mintage: 7,500. The design of this coin features one of nature's most fascinating sights, the kangaroo bouncing across Australia with a joey riding in its mother’s pouch. The raised polished image with frosted background was crafted by Wojciech Pietranik, Engraver at the Royal Australian Mint.
2007 149259 2007 $1 MS69 1 0 140
Mintage: 12,500. Internationally recognized artist, Rolf Harris, designed this unique interpretation of the Australian Kangaroo in the Outback. It features a Kangaroo and its Joey embracing under the shade of a gum tree. The 2007 Kangaroo is the first of a three part series featuring designs by talented Australians.
2008 390285 2008 $1 MS69 1 0 10
Mintage: 12,500. The Great Australian Artist series continues to showcase famous Australian’s artistic interpretation of the Royal Australian Mint’s iconic Kangaroo coins. In 2008 the image has been designed by Reg Mombassa with his signature humorous caricature twist. <br> The series continues with the selectively gold plated silver $1 coin. Gold makes the Kangaroo so eye-catching and highlights Reg’s laconic humour.
2009 404845 2009 $1 MS67 1 1 21
Mintage: 20,000. Every so often a coin series leaves an indelible mark on Australian coin collections. Over the past two years we have showcased two very unique kangaroo coin designs that have become local and international favorites. The third in this series will be no exception. Ken Done, best known for his brightly coloured designs symbolising Australia is the designer chosen for the 2009 kangaroo coin. Like Rolf Harris and Reg Mombassa before him, Ken Done has left his is own undeniable and individual imprint on the coin design and packaging. The Australia 2009 $1 Gold Plated Kangaroo by Ken Done 1oz Silver Proof Coin is another fine piece to include in your kangaroo coin collection. This will be the last of the Great Australian Artist Series but the Royal Australian Mint will feature kangaroo coins in 2010.
2010 590190 2010 $1 MS66 1 114
Mintage: 20,0000. The Royal Australian Mint continues its well-established Kangaroo Series with this stunning representation of the yellow-footed rock-wallaby. Here, this striking and vulnerable species is preserved forever on this 99.9% fine silver frosted uncirculated coin.
2011 2011 $1
2012 117329 2012 $1 MS70 88 0 880
2013 74565 2013 $1
2014 530155 2014 $1
2015 75177 2015 $1
2016 $1