Over the years, the coins have celebrated the kangaroo’s presence in art, history and culture, with each release showing a new perspective of the nation’s special affinity with the animal.
Since 2016, the series has featured the Seasons Change set, documenting an Eastern Grey Kangaroo growing throughout the seasons. The 2016 coin, set during the winter months, featured a joey staying warm in her mother’s pouch. The spring months were depicted on the 2017 coin, seeing the young kangaroo grazing among the spring bloom with her mother. In 2018, the grown animal was seen finding shade among the trees, waiting to see what the cycle of nature would have in store in the months ahead.
Although it is known to breed throughout the year, the summer months are its peak breeding season.