Get this up close and personal portrait of an adult red kangaroo, struck in one troy ounce. Of pure silver, with an antiqued finish! The fourth entry in the Wildlife Close Up series features a high-relief portrait of Australia's possibly best-known indigenous creature, the kangaroo. Image the scene: You've made a trip into the Australian outback. You've bivouacked, and as evening falls you've zipped up the mosquito netting on your tent.As you quietly watch out the screen, a small mob of'roos approaches the nearby stream. One leans forward and begins to drink, while a mother with a joey in her pouch remains vigilant. Inquisitiveness gets the better of the largest male. He slowly hops towards your tent, then bravely peers inside.
You find yourself face to face with Australia's most iconic marsupial. For a brief moment a sense of wonder, curiosity and mutual respect runs between two species. A shiver shoots up your spine at this incredible encounter, but before you know it the'roo has ambled off to rejoin his mob down at the stream.You've just had an experience you will never forget. This low mintage, one troy ounce pure silver coin presents the dramatic portrait of a good-natured kangaroo in ultra high relief, with an antique finish! The total mintage is just 750! Get in on the ground floor now with the fourth in this popular program, Wildlife Close-Up! Australia's Own Red Kangaroo. Is the largest of all kangaroos, the largest mammal native to Australia, and the largest surviving marsupial. It is found across mainland Australia, avoiding only the more fertile areas in the south, the east coast, and the northern rainforests. This species is a very large kangaroo with short, red-brown fur, fading to pale buff below and on the limbs. It has long, pointed earlobes and a squared-off muzzle.
Females are smaller than males and are blue-gray with a brown tinge, pale gray below, although arid zone females are colored more like males. It has two forelimbs with small claws, two muscular hind-limbs, which are used for jumping, and a strong tail which is often used to create a tripod when standing upright. The Red Kangaroo lives alone or in small groups called "mobs" (although food shortages can cause them to congregate into larger groups).Each mob is usually made up of two to ten'roos, but sometimes a mob can consist of up to several hundred. Membership of these groups is very flexible, and males (boomers) are not territorial, fighting only over females (flyers) that come into heat. The largest males are dominant, and control most of the matings. When male kangaroos fight, they may appear to be "boxing".
They usually stand up on their hind limbs and attempt to push their opponent off balance by jabbing him or locking forearms. If the fight escalates, they will begin to kick each other. Using their tail to support their weight, they deliver kicks with their powerful hind legs.
These herbivores' legs work much like a rubber band. Males can leap over 30 feet (9 meters) in one leap!
Kangaroos are also adept swimmers, and often flee into waterways if threated by a predator. If pursued into the water, a kangaroo may use its forepaws to hold the predator underwater so as to drown it.
The Red Kangaroo is too big to be subject to much non-human predation. They can use their robust legs and clawed feet to defend themselves from attackers with kicks and blows. However, dingoes and eagles will kill and eat joeys. Joeys are thus protected in their mother's pouch.
A close up portrait of an adult red kangaroo, presented in ultra high relief. In the background a male and a female with a joey in her pouch are depicted in their natural habitat.The legend KANGAROO indicates the theme. Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, in crowned profile facing right. This portrait, featuring Her Majesty wearing a tiara and pearl drop earrings, was executed by the sculptor Ian Rank Broadley. The legend ELIZABETH II, the date of issue and denomination also appear, while the legend 1 OZ 999 SILVER guarantees the weight and purity. The coin is encapsulated inside a luxurious, lacquered clamshell-style presentation case, lined with black velvet and satin, and protected by a full color outer cardboard box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included. The item "Niue 2021 Kangaroo Wildlife Up Close $1 1 Troy Oz Pure Silver HIGH RELIEF in OGP" is in sale since Friday, April 30, 2021. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Australia & Oceania\South Pacific". The seller is "talismancoins" and is located in Saint Louis, Missouri. This item can be shipped worldwide.