Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Australian Map Shaped Kookaburra 2012 1oz Silver Coin


Just Released: Australian Map Shaped Coin Series – Kookaburra 2012 1oz Silver Coin at The Perth Mint, featuring:
  • Innovative New Shape
  • 99.9% Pure Silver in Proof Quality
  • Limited Mintage – 6,000
  • Australian Legal Tender
  • Presentation Packaging
  • Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
  • First Coin in Series
The native Australian kookaburra is the first animal featured in the Australian Map Shaped Coin Series. Purpose-built tooling and die design make this coin an exclusive and totally unique minting marvel!

99.9% Pure Silver in Proof Quality

The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 99.9% pure silver in the distinctive shape of Australia.

Unique Coloured Design

The coin’s coloured reverse depicts a kookaburra resting on a fence, against the background of a bush scene.  The inscription KOOKABURRA also appears in the design with The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark and year-date.

Limited Mintage

No more than 6,000 of these coins will be issued worldwide.

Australian Legal Tender

Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination are depicted on the coin’s obverse.

Presentation Packaging

Accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, the coin is housed in a display case and custom-designed shipper.



The stunning Australian kookaburra is the first design featured in the exciting new Australian Map Shaped Coin Series which highlights native Australian wildlife. Purpose-built tooling and die design make this coin an exclusive and totally unique minting marvel!

The kookaburra is a bird famous for its laughing call that can frequently be heard at dawn and dusk across Australia.  To hear the kookaburra can be a real experience, as the sound is uncannily human.

Forthcoming 2012 Release: Emu