Rare and highly collectible this coin was struck by RAM (Royal Australian Mint) to compliment their internationally famous one dollar Silver Kangaroo series.
Well known Australian artist including Rolf Harris and Ken Done were asked to design the reverse of the coins in this series.
The one on offer here is by the legendary Reg Mombassa who has been best known in Australia for a multitude of art works and styles as well as music.
His art work has graced the Mambo Graphics clothing series, music recording covers, books, calendars and he has even had the honor like Michael Leunig of painting one of Melbourne’s historic trams. Reg was also extremely famous for his musical skills as co-founder and guitarist in the band Mental As Anything.
Shining through on this coin is Reg’s typical Aussie larikin sense of humor for which he is so well known.
Originally it was officially planned to mint 12,500 pieces of this coin however in the end only 5,463 were actually minted.
This coin comes complete with a clam style plush presentation box and certificate of authenticity.
This 2008 $1 selectively gold plated Kangaroo coin is a must have for the serious Aussie coin collector.