Australian Kookaburra

2020 2oz Silver Proof

Gilded High Relief Coin

*** Already Out of Stock at Perth Mint ***

A first from The Perth Mint, elements of the high relief design have been gilded in 24-carat gold, superbly combining two celebrated minting techniques. 

This remarkable 30th anniversary Kookaburra is a truly spectacular collectable.

Key Features:

  • Proof quality 99.99% pure silver
  • 24-carat gold gilding
  • Perth Mint’s first gilded high relief coin
  • 30th anniversary kookaburra design
  • Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
  • Beautifully illustrated presentation packaging
  • Australian Legal Tender

*** Extremely limited mintage – 1,000 ***

PRODUCT INFORMATION
Item Code 20322CCAA
Barcode 9327025044538
Release Date 2 June 2020

First issued by The Perth Mint in 1990, the Australian Kookaburra portrays a new impression of the famous bush bird each year. With its unmistakable laughing call, the kookaburra is synonymous with Australia – from the outback to the back yard.

30th Anniversary Design

This coin’s reverse depicts a kookaburra perched on a corrugated iron rooftop with stylised rays of the rising sun in the background. The noticeably raised motifs appear on a highly-polished concave surface. As well as the bird, the coin rim and its serrated edge are decorated in 24-carat gold – making this spectacular release a first-of-a-kind for The Perth Mint. The coin’s reverse also includes the inscription AUSTRALIAN KOOKABURRA 30TH ANNIVERSARY, The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark, and the coin’s weight and purity.

The coin has a special obverse featuring a representation of Stuart Devlin’s design for the original 1990 issue. His much-loved artistry, which portrays a kookaburra sitting on a tree branch amid gum leaves, appears below a miniature version of Jody Clark’s effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Included on the obverse are the year-dates 1990 and 2020, and the coin’s monetary denomination.

Presentation Packaging and Numbered Certificate

The coin is housed in a classic display case with a clear lid. Packaged with a special 30th anniversary illustrated shipper, the coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

 

Technical Specifications

The coin has been struck with an extra-deep blank to showcase its superbly detailed design in high relief.

Year Date 2020
Silver Content (Troy oz) 2
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 2.00
Fineness (% purity) 99.99
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 62.213
Maximum Diameter (mm) 40.90
Maximum Thickness (mm) 7.28
Maximum Mintage 1,000
Legal Tender Australian Legal Tender
Effigy Jody Clark design of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II
Designer Jennifer McKenna

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