The Perth Mint will soon be revealing the 2013 version of the popular Kookaburra Silver Bullion Coin to avid coin collectors and silver investors. Beginning Monday, September 3, 2012, the coin will be open to the general public for sale.
The Perth Mint has decided to revise the mintage cap of Kookaburra Silver Bullion Coin to one million following its immense popularity in 2012. For 2012, the mint had expanded the mintage from traditional 300,000 to 500,000, but the coins sold out like hot cakes reaffirming the mint’s decision of doubling the mintage.
As a part of the new release, the Kookaburra coins will be available in one kilo, ten ounce and one ounce sizes. The coins are minted from 99.9% pure silver and their weight and purity is guaranteed by the government of Australia.
The design of the coin features two juvenile kookaburras sitting on the branch of a tree surrounded by native flowers. Kookaburras, indigenous to Australia are recognized by their call, which is similar to a loud human laughter.
Reverse design of the coin includes the Perth Mint’s traditional “P” mint mark, weight of the coin, and the inscriptions – Australian Kookaburra, 2013 and 999 Silver.
Obverse design of the new Kookaburra coin is distinguished by an Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The inscriptions on the observe include Elizabeth II, Australia, legal tender value of the coin. These values range from $30 for the kilo coin, $10 for the ten ounce coin and $1 for one ounce coin.
|Size||1 Kilo||10 oz||1 oz||1/2 oz|
|Silver Content (Troy oz)||32.151||10||1||0.5|
|Denomination (AUD)||$30 AUS||$10 AUS||$1 AUS||$0.50 AUS|
|Fineness (% purity)||99.9||99.9||99.9||99.9|
|Minimum Gross Weight (g)||1,001.002||311.347||31.135||15.591|
|Maximum Diameter (mm)||100.60||75.60||40.60||36.60|
|Maximum Thickness (mm)||14.60||8.70||4.00||2.30|
Image and Video Credit: Perth Mint