Australian Kookaburra Silver Coin

2012 Australian Silver Kookaburra Coin (Perth Mint images)
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General Coin Information

The Australian Kookaburra Silver Coin has been struck by the Perth Mint of Australia for over twenty years. It features an annually changing reverse design of the kookaburra.

Native to Australia, the kookaburra's call has been used many times in the movies and televisions. It sounds extremely similar to loud human laughter and is used mainly to greet its mate after being apart for any reason.

The kookaburra is carnivorous and survives on a diet of mostly small mice. However, it is also known to eat other small creatures like snakes, lizards and sometimes other small birds.

The Australian Kookaburra Silver Coin was introduced in 1990 by the Perth Mint and has proved extremely successful now for over two decades. Its purity and weight is guaranteed by the Australian government.  The bullion coin is available in four sizes - 1 kilo, 10 oz, 2 oz, and 1 oz.

Obverse Design

The obverse contains an image of Queen Elizabeth II along with the inscriptions "Queen Elizabeth II", "Australia", "2009" and "1 Dollar" ( "1" changes based on the size.)

Reverse Design

The reverse design incorporates an image of the kookaburra sitting on a branch. Encircling the bird around the top of the coin is the inscription ""Australian Kookaburra." Underneath the kookaburra are "1 oz" ( "1 oz" changes based on the size), "999 Silver" and the year.

Australian Kookaburra Silver Coin Specifications


Mint: Perth Mint
Mintmark: P
Finish/Condition: Uncirculated
Metal Content: 99.9% Silver
Weight: 1 kilo, 10oz, 2 oz, and 1 oz
Gross Weight: 1,0001.002g, 311.347g, 62.270g, 31.135g
Diameter: 101.00mm, 75.50mm, 50.30mm, 40.60mm
Thickness: 14.60mm, 8.70mm, 4.50mm, 4.00mm
Issue Date: October 1, 2008
Mintage Limit: Unlimited, Unlimited, Unlimited, 300,000
Face Value: $30, $10, $2, $1

 

Australian Kookaburra Silver Coin Auctions




2009 AUSTRALIAN KOOKABURRA 20th ANNIVERSARY P20 mint 1 oz SILVER COIN BU
2009 AUSTRALIAN KOOKABURRA 20th ANNIVERSARY P20 mint 1 oz SILVER COIN BU
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AUSTRALIA KOOKABURRA 1 2009 1 OUNCE 999 FINE SILVER COIN CHOICE BU 8969H
AUSTRALIA KOOKABURRA 1 2009 1 OUNCE 999 FINE SILVER COIN CHOICE BU 8969H
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2008 2009 2010 Three 1 OZ AUSTRALIAN SILVER KOOKABURRA COINS BU
2008 2009 2010 Three 1 OZ AUSTRALIAN SILVER KOOKABURRA COINS BU
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2009 2010 2011 Three 1 OZ AUSTRALIAN SILVER KOOKABURRA COINS BU
2009 2010 2011 Three 1 OZ AUSTRALIAN SILVER KOOKABURRA COINS BU
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2009 AUSTRALIA SILVER KOOKABURRA 1 OZ BU BRILLIANT UNCIRCULATED
2009 AUSTRALIA SILVER KOOKABURRA 1 OZ BU BRILLIANT UNCIRCULATED
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2009 1 oz Silver Australian Kookaburra Coin Brilliant Uncirculated
2009 1 oz Silver Australian Kookaburra Coin Brilliant Uncirculated
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2009 1OZ SILVER KOOKABURRA COIN 1 DOLLAR DENOMINATION
2009 1OZ SILVER KOOKABURRA COIN 1 DOLLAR DENOMINATION
$38.28
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2009 Australian Koala Kookaburra 1 oz Silver Coin Card ANDA Melbourne Coin Set
2009 Australian Koala Kookaburra 1 oz Silver Coin Card ANDA Melbourne Coin Set
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2009 KOOKABURRA solid Silver 1 oz 999 Fine Australian 1 Coin original capsule
2009 KOOKABURRA solid Silver 1 oz 999 Fine Australian 1 Coin original capsule
$49.53 (1 Bid)
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2009 Australia Kookaburra 1 Silver 999 1oz Coin NGC Graded MS69
2009 Australia Kookaburra 1 Silver 999 1oz Coin NGC Graded MS69
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2009 Kookaburra 1 oz 999 Silver Bullion Coin Perth Mint Australia mint capsule
2009 Kookaburra 1 oz 999 Silver Bullion Coin Perth Mint Australia mint capsule
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2009  2010 Australian Kookaburra Perth Mint Two Coin Show Special
2009 2010 Australian Kookaburra Perth Mint Two Coin Show Special
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