Australian Kookaburra Silver Coin

2012 Australian Silver Kookaburra Coin (Perth Mint images)
Australian Silver Kookaburra Coin - Click to Enlarge

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 1 AUST KOALA  KOOKABURRA SILVER 2 COIN SET NUMBER 0001
2009 1 AUST KOALA KOOKABURRA SILVER 2 COIN SET NUMBER 0001
$105.00
Time Remaining: 1d 1h 20m

Bid now | Add to watch list

2009 Australia P20 1 Kookaburra 1oz 999 Silver 20th Anniversary No Reserve
2009 Australia P20 1 Kookaburra 1oz 999 Silver 20th Anniversary No Reserve
$31.50 (26 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 12h 43m

Bid now | Add to watch list

2009 AUSTRALIA Perth Mint KOOKABURRA 20th ANNIVERSARY P20 mint 1 oz SILVER COIN
2009 AUSTRALIA Perth Mint KOOKABURRA 20th ANNIVERSARY P20 mint 1 oz SILVER COIN
$47.99
Time Remaining: 1d 21h 59m
Buy It Now for only: $47.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
2009P 1 Australian Kookaburra 1 oz Fine Silver NGC MS 69 NIce Coin
2009P 1 Australian Kookaburra 1 oz Fine Silver NGC MS 69 NIce Coin
$100.00
Time Remaining: 2d 10h 27m

Bid now | Add to watch list

2009 KOOKABURRA 1OZ 9999  SILVER COIN
2009 KOOKABURRA 1OZ 9999 SILVER COIN
$43.77
Time Remaining: 3d 9h 35m

Bid now | Add to watch list

Australian 1 OZ 999 PURE SILVER 2009 KOOKABURRA 20TH ANNIVERSARY 1 DOLLAR COIN
Australian 1 OZ 999 PURE SILVER 2009 KOOKABURRA 20TH ANNIVERSARY 1 DOLLAR COIN
$69.99
Time Remaining: 3d 15h 56m
Buy It Now for only: $69.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
2009 Carded 1oz Koala  Kookaburra 999 Fine Silver Coins Sydney ANDA show
2009 Carded 1oz Koala Kookaburra 999 Fine Silver Coins Sydney ANDA show
$95.42
Time Remaining: 4d 14h 42m
Buy It Now for only: $95.42
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
2009 10oz Kookaburra 999 Fine Silver Bullion Coin Perth Mint
2009 10oz Kookaburra 999 Fine Silver Bullion Coin Perth Mint
$393.08
Time Remaining: 4d 14h 43m
Buy It Now for only: $393.08
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
2009 1OZ SILVER KOOKABURRA COIN 1 DOLLAR DENOMINATION
2009 1OZ SILVER KOOKABURRA COIN 1 DOLLAR DENOMINATION
$65.65
Time Remaining: 4d 15h 38m

Bid now | Add to watch list

2009 Kookaburra 1 Ounce 999 Silver Coin
2009 Kookaburra 1 Ounce 999 Silver Coin
$11.50 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 17h 25m

Bid now | Add to watch list

2009 AUSTRALIAN KOOKABURRA 20th ANNIVERSARY P20 mint 1 oz SILVER COIN BU
2009 AUSTRALIAN KOOKABURRA 20th ANNIVERSARY P20 mint 1 oz SILVER COIN BU
$20.59 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 5d 9h 23m

Bid now | Add to watch list

2009 Kookaburra 1oz silver bullion coin Perth Mint Australia
2009 Kookaburra 1oz silver bullion coin Perth Mint Australia
$65.66
Time Remaining: 6d 2h 57m
Buy It Now for only: $65.66
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Australian Kookaburra Silver Coin Resources

World Mint Coins | Coin Specifications, Resources and Coin Images