Rare and highly collectible this coin was struck by RAM (Royal Australian Mint) to compliment their internationally famous one dollar Silver Kangaroo series.
It was one in a series based on the original Mombassa design. With the flag of Australia emblazoned across the kangaroos body it really does make for a very strong Australia statement.
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 honour 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 humour for which he is so well known.
This coin only has the coin capsule in which it was purchased as per the pictures and is without the clam style plush case