Silver Kilo (1 kg), Australian Kookaburra, Coin Type from Australia - detailed information

Silver Kilo (1 kg), Australian Kookaburra, Coin Type from Australia (issued 1991 - )
Coin TypeSilver Kilo (1 kg), Australian Kookaburra

The Australian one kilogram silver piece (abbreviated as 1kg and designated with Ag for "silver") is a massive bullion and commemorative coin format used mostly by the Perth Mint, which only makes collector and bullion coins and other bullion products.

The Australian Silver Kookaburra series was introduced in 1990 by the Perth Mint in the silver one-ounce format. Subsequently, the range was expanded in 1991 to also include 2oz silver, 10oz silver and 1 kg silver; much later, gold formats were also introduced. The Perth Mint issued a "bullion" and a "proof" two-ounce kookaburras with differing designs every year until 2009; after that, all issues are "numismatic" - not bullion but premium, like high relief and/or gold plated editions.

The coins in the series have legal tender status in Australia and are one of very few legal tender bullion silver coins to change their design every year, always featuring a kookaburra - a bird native to Australia, which is the largest member of the kingfisher family and the national bird of Australia. This and their limited annual mintage may, unlike for many other bullion coins, raise their numismatic value over the value of silver used.

The overall weight is slightly more than one kilogram so that the coins have exactly 1,000 grams of pure silver in them (32.15 Troy Oz).

Obverse

Effigy of the ruling monarch, legend, face value.

Obverse Inscription Legend of the ruling monarch, face value
Reverse

The reverse design of the coin shows a representation of a kookaburra bird - a new depiction every year, and the P mint mark of the Perth Mint.

Around above, the inscription reads AUSTRALIAN KOOKABURRA.

Around below, the date of issue [year] and the precious metal content: 1 KILO 9999 SILVER (two ounces of 99.9% silver).

Reverse Inscription AUSTRALIAN KOOKABURRA [year] 1 KILO 9999 SILVER
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Coin Type: Silver Kilo (1 kg), Australian Kookaburra - (24) Coins
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Kilo 1991 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 150 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 1992 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 47,348 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 1992 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 1993 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 13,550 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 1993 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 1994 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 32,781 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 1994 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 1995 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 11,721 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 1995 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 1996 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 8,961 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 1996 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2010 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2011 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2012 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2013 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2014 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2015 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2015 · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2016 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2017 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2018 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2019 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2020 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS · 1990 2020
Silver Kilo 2021 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2022 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
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Silver Kilo (1 kg), Australian Kookaburra: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Sub-type ofSilver Kilo (1 kg)
From1991
Face Value30 (x Dollar)
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Silver
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size101.000 mm
Thickness14.600 mm
Mass1,002.500 g