Silver Two Ounces (2 oz), Australian Kookaburra, Coin Type from Australia - detailed information

Silver Two Ounces (2 oz), Australian Kookaburra, Coin Type from Australia (issued 1991 - )
Coin TypeSilver Two Ounces (2 oz), Australian Kookaburra

The Australian two-ounce silver piece (abbreviated as 2 oz and designated with Ag for "silver") is a 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 two troy ounces so that the coins have exactly 2.000 oz ASW (two ounces Absolute Silver Weight).

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: 2 oz 9999 SILVER (two ounces of 99.9% silver).

Reverse Inscription AUSTRALIAN KOOKABURRA [year] 2 oz 9999 SILVER
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Coin Type: Silver Two Ounces (2 oz), Australian Kookaburra - (13) Coins
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Two Ounces 1991 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 1992 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 84,782 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 1992 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 1993 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 35,329 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 1993 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 3,290 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 1994 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 39,603 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 1994 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 2,250 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 1995 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 45,308 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 1995 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 2,480 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 1996 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 78,424 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 1996 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 2,600 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 1997 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2002 Australian Kookaburra 15,696 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
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Silver Two Ounces (2 oz), Australian Kookaburra: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Sub-type ofSilver Two Ounces (2 oz)
From1991
Face Value2 (x Dollar)
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Silver
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size50.300 mm
Thickness4.500 mm
Mass62.770 g