|Coin||Gold Five Ounces 2022 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.
The Mint says about this coin:
An unusual opportunity to acquire an Australian Kookaburra made from pure gold, this prestigious 5oz release features a spectacular high relief design with a flawless proof quality finish.
The Australian Kookaburra depicts annual designs of one of our most emblematic birds. Famed for its raucous laughing call, the kookaburra is heard across the nation - from the outback to the back yard. Golden opportunity This rare gold coin portrays a kookaburra in an ornamental garden setting featuring a bird bath and agapanthus, flowering plants popular in Australian parks and gardens.
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 ·.
The reverse of the coin depicts an Australian kookaburra sitting on an ornamented birdbath. In the background, an Agapanthus plant, typical for Australian gardens.
The designer's initials NM (for Natasha Muhl) are on a blade of grass below left. Below right, the Perth Mint's traditional P mint mark.
Around above left, the date of issue and the precious metal content: 2022 5oz 9999 GOLD (five troy ounces of 99.99% gold). Around above right, the name of the coin series: KOOKABURRA.
||2022 5oz 9999 GOLD KOOKABURRA
Gold content (Troy oz): 5.000
Finish: proof, high relief.
Packaging: accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, the coin is housed in a timber display case with a stylish shipper.
Perth Mint Product Code: 22312KAAA
Date issued: 3 May 2022.
Issue price: AU$ 19,494.99
Coins issued by the Perth Mint in the Australian Kookaburra series in 2022 include:
- 1/10 oz Platinum Bullion, Australian Kookaburra 2022
- 5 oz Gold High Relief, Australian Kookaburra 2022
- 2 oz Gold High Relief, Australian Kookaburra 2022
- 1/4 oz Gold Proof, Australian Kookaburra 2022
- 1/10 oz Gold Bullion, Australian Kookaburra 2022
- 1 kg Silver Bullion, Australian Kookaburra 2022
- 10 oz Silver Bullion, Australian Kookaburra 2022
- 5 oz Silver Incused Proof, Australian Kookaburra 2022
- 2 oz Silver High Relief Gilded, Australian Kookaburra 2022
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Australian Kookaburra 2022