Perth Mint Releases Special Coins for Beijing Exposition

The Beijing International Coin Exposition saw a display of two special coins minted from the Perth Mint, featuring depictions of the Australian Kookaburra and Kangaroo.

Weighing 31.135 grams, the 99.9% pure silver coins are in full colour with a diameter of 40.60 mm. Each coin, on show at the exposition, comes with a coloured, slide-out display card and the outer shipper. The Perth Mint will ship only 5,000 of the limited edition coins.


The Australian Outback Kookaburra 2012 1oz Silver Coin is represented by a coloured version of the Australian bird resting on the branch of a tree with gum leaves. The outer rim of the coin has “Australian Kookaburra” and “2012 1 oz 999 Silver” inscribed on it.

The Australian Outback Kangaroo 2012 1oz Silver Coin is represented by a coloured version of an adult kangaroo set against the backdrop of an Australian outback featuring a windmill.

The obverse of both coins portrays the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II with inscriptions “Elizabeth II”, “Australia”, and the legal tender denomination “1 Dollar”.

Perth Mint has made these coins available at their online shop. Visit the official website for more details.

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