Gold Five Ounces 2021 Australian Kookaburra, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Gold Five Ounces 2021 Australian Kookaburra, Coin from Australia
CoinGold Five Ounces 2021 Australian Kookaburra

The Australian five ounces gold piece (abbreviated as 5 oz and designated with Au for "gold") is a bullion coin format. Uniquely, in Australia there are two mints authorised to strike legal tender: the Royal Australian Mint (which also makes the country's circulating coinage) and the Perth Mint which only makes collector and bullion coins, as well as other bullion products.

Both mints endeavour to create coins with attractive designs, and to introduce new designs and themes often, in order to raise the numismatic value of the coins over the value of previous metal used.

This 5oz gold proof high relief coin is part of the Australian Kookaburra series.

The Mint says about it:
Crafted from 5oz of pure gold with a flawless proof quality finish, this sumptuous high relief Australian Kookaburra is an exceptionally low mintage release for collectors of prestigious numismatic pieces.

Now in its fourth decade and as popular as ever, the Australian Kookaburra is an iconic coin series featuring annual designs of one of Australia’s most recognisable birds. Famed for its raucous laughing call, the kookaburra is heard across Australia - from the outback to the back yard. The coin’s beady-eyed kookaburra is depicted on a gum tree branch with leaves and seedpods.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage50
Obverse
Australia / Gold Five Ounces 2021 Australian Kookaburra - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin depicts the crowned old head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem crown and the Victoria Coronation necklace worn for her Coronation. This is her effigy known as the "Fifth Portrait" worldwide and "Sixth Portrait" in Australia, in "uncouped" version - showing the Queen's shoulders and not terminating at the neck as the normal version.

On the left, in small letters on the Queen's shoulder, the artist's initials J.C (for Jody Clark).

Running continuously around the rim is the monarch's legend and the face value: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Reverse
Australia / Gold Five Ounces 2021 Australian Kookaburra - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin depicts an Australian kookaburra perched on a tree branch, with gum leaves and seedpods.

The designer's initials AH (for Aleysha Howarth) are on the branch to the left of the bird. In the rim to the right, the Perth Mint's traditional P mint mark.

Around above, the name of the coin series: AUSTRALIAN KOOKABURRA.

Around below, the date of issue and the precious metal content: 2021 5oz 9999 GOLD (five troy ounces of 99.99% gold).

Reverse Inscription AUSTRALIAN KOOKABURRA 2021 5oz 9999 GOLD
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Notes

Gold Content (Troy oz): 5.000
Finish: proof, high relief
Packaging: in deluxe timber display case within a themed box shipper, accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Perth Mint Item ID: 21312KAAA
Issue price: AU$ 18,995.00

See also

Coins issued by the Perth Mint in the Australian Kookaburra series in 2021 include:
- 1/10 oz Platinum, Australian Kookaburra 2021
- 5 oz Gold, Australian Kookaburra 2021
- 2 oz Gold, Australian Kookaburra 2021
- 1/4 oz Gold, Australian Kookaburra 2021
- 1/10 oz Gold, Australian Kookaburra 2021
- 1 kg Silver, Australian Kookaburra 2021
- 10 oz Silver, Australian Kookaburra 2021
- 5 oz Silver Incused Proof, Australian Kookaburra 2021
- 1 oz Silver, Australian Kookaburra 2021

All (20) coins of type: Gold Five Ounces (5 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Gold Five Ounces 2015 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 99 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2016 Australian Koala 99 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2016 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 199 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2017 Australian Koala 75 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2017 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 75 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2018 Australian Koala 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2018 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 75 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2019 Australian Koala 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2019 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 75 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2020 Year of the Rat 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2020 Australian Kookaburra 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS · 1990 2020
Gold Five Ounces 2020 Australian Kangaroo 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2020 Australian Koala 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2020 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2021 Year of the Ox 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2021 Australian Kookaburra 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2021 Australian Kangaroo - Nugget 75 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 5oz 9999 Au 2021 500 DOLLARS
Gold Five Ounces 2021 Australian Koala 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2021 Mythical Creatures - Unicorn 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 5oz 9999 Au 2021 500 DOLLARS
Gold Five Ounces 2021 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
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Gold Five Ounces 2021 Australian Kookaburra: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeGold Five Ounces (5 oz)
Issued2021
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Australian version)
Face Value500 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage50
Mintage Limit50
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerAleysha Howarth
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size40.900 mm
Thickness9.920 mm
Mass155.533 g
OCC IDLGVB-ELDC-KQQA-EMPX
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