Mareeba Rock-wallaby Silver Proof Coin
This silver coin is one of 20,000 minted by Royal Australian Mint in 2012. It depicts the Mareeba Rock Wallaby. A colour overlay was added post market.
There was also a different version released which was the 2012 Mareeba Rock-wallaby Frosted Silver Uncirculated Coin. Both contain the same image of a Mareeba Rock-wallaby, but feature different finishes resulting in a unique design on each version.
Each is struck from one ounce of 99.9% pure silver and are issued as some of the first 2012 dated releases from the Royal Australian Mint (RAM).
A companion 1/10 ounce 99.99% pure gold Mareeba Rock-wallaby coin was also released.
According to the Royal Australian Mint, both the proof and the frosted uncirculated Mareeba Rock-wallaby coins will be struck to a maximum mintage of only 20,000 each.
Only 500 coins however were individually colourised post market which are the coins on offer here.
Post market colourisation is tending toward quite a trend particularly through some coin dealerships in the United States as well as Germany.
The coins are encapsulated but do not have a clam style box or a COA.