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2023 $2 Kangaroo Yongka 2oz Silver Antiqued Coloured Coin

2023 $2 Kangaroo Yongka 2oz Silver Antiqued Coloured Coin

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2023 $2 Kangaroo Yongka 2oz Silver Antiqued Coloured CoinThis second of its kind 2oz silver antiqued coloured coin features an original coloured painting of a kangaroo by Kevin Bynder, a proud Whadjuk-Yuet-Ballardong man.Kevin is a passionate artist and teacher whose diverse portfolio of vibrant and striking works includes many Indigenous guernsey and shirt designs for high-profile sporting franchises, as well as murals in both public and private spaces in and around Perth. Kevin's works are inspired by Western Australia's natural environment and reflect the history and knowledge of his people who have lived on Nyoongar country for tens of thousands of years.During the past 250 years, the kangaroo has been recognised worldwide as Australia's most emblematic animal. For tens of thousands of years, the remarkable marsupial lived alongside First Nations Australians, for whom it has always had enormous cultural and spiritual significance.The kangaroo features in Dreamtime and other traditional stories handed down by Aboriginal people from generation to generation. Some mobs consider the kangaroo a totem, the subject of sacred beliefs and an important affirmation of their cultural identity. Kangaroos were integral to Aboriginal people's way of life, providing meat for sustenance, and skins that were made into protective cloaks.Each coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 2oz of 99.9% pure silver and is issued as Australian Legal Tender Under theAustralian Currency Act 1965.The Perth Mint will release no more than 2,000 of the Kangaroo Yongka 2023 2oz Silver Antiqued Coloured Coins.The coin's reverse design represents Yongka. Yongka's booka (skin) is decorated with cultural motifs. It is bounding through green grass and ochre rocks of the boodjar (lands of the Nyoongar nation), with the orange, brown and yellow KattaMorda (Darling Range) in the background. Overhead, the gradually darkening evening sky is portrayed in turquoise, blue and black dots, each representing a djinda (star). Included on the reverse is The Perth Mint's 'P' Mintmark.The coin's obverse portrays The Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Obverse, featuring the Jody Clark effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2023 year-date and the monetary denomination.The coin's obverse has been individually 'antiqued' to give it a unique finish conveying the surface abrasions of an ancient artefact. As a result of this treatment, the appearance of each coin in the mintage may vary.Each coin is housed in a contemporary latex case within a beautifully illustrated shipper and is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.Denomination :        $2Metal :                     SilverWeight :                  62.213 gmsDiameter :               50.80 mmMintage :                 2,000Authenticity :           The Perth Mint Certificate of Authenticity
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