Gold Tenth-Ounce 2020 Australian Kookaburra, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Gold Tenth-Ounce 2020 Australian Kookaburra, Coin from Australia
CoinGold Tenth-Ounce 2020 Australian Kookaburra

The Australian tenth-ounce gold piece (abbreviated as 1/10 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 1/10 oz gold bullion coin is part of the 30th Anniversary of the Australian Kookaburra coin range by the Perth Mint.

First issued by The Perth Mint in 1990, the Australian Kookaburra is an iconic Australian coin series. Each year, the series portrays a new artistic impression of the kookaburra, a bird with an unmistakable laughing call that’s synonymous with Australia - from the outback to the back yard. This 2020 release marks the Kookaburra’s 30th anniversary.

This is the first time the Perth Mint has issued a 1/10 oz Gold Kookaburra. Due to the small size of the coin, it is different from the rest of this year's range. While the rest of the coins have both a new 2020 design and the 1990 design (on the obverse), the 1/10 oz Gold Kookaburra only has Stuart Devlin's original design from the first issue of the coins in 1990.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage15,000
Obverse
Australia / Gold Tenth-Ounce 2020 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 · 15 DOLLARS ·.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Reverse
Australia / Gold Tenth-Ounce 2020 Australian Kookaburra - reverse photo

The reverse if the coin portrays a lone kookaburra perched on the stump of a tree in the Outback. The bird is surrounded by foliage in the design and sits in right-profile relief.

To the left, the Perth Mint's traditional P mint mark.

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

Around below, the anniversary dates 1990 and 2020 surround the precious metal content: 1/10oz 9999 GOLD (one tenth of a troy ounce of 99.99% gold).

Reverse Inscription AUSTRALIAN KOOKABURRA 1990 1/10oz 9999 GOLD 2020
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated
Perth Mint Product Code: 20012GAAX

See also

Coins issued by the Perth Mint in the Australian Kookaburra series in 2020 include:
- 5 oz Gold, Australian Kookaburra 2020
- 2 oz Gold, Australian Kookaburra 2020
- 1/10 oz Gold, Australian Kookaburra 2020
- 2 kg Silver Antique High Relief, Australian Kookaburra 2020
- 1 kg Silver Bullion, Australian Kookaburra 2020
- 10 oz Silver Bullion, Australian Kookaburra 2020
- 5 oz Silver Selectively Gilded, Australian Kookaburra 2020
- 2 oz Silver Selectively Gilded, Australian Kookaburra 2020
- 1 oz Silver Proof High Relief, Australian Kookaburra 2020
- 1 oz Silver, Australian Kookaburra 2020

All (24) coins of type: Gold Tenth-Ounce (1/10 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2012 Discover Australia - Red Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2012 Discover Australia - Whale Shark unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth Ounce 2012 Discover Australia - Green and Gold Bell Frog unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2012 Discover Australia - Goanna unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth Ounce 2012 Discover Australia - Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2016 Australian Koala 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2016 Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2017 Australian Koala 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2017 Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2018 Australian Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2018 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2018 Kangaroo, RAM unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2019 Kangaroo, RAM unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2019 Australian Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2020 Australian Kookaburra 15,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2020 Australian Kangaroo, Perth Mint 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2020 Year of the Mouse unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/10oz 9999 Au 15 DOLLARS
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2020 Kangaroo, RAM unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Ten Dollars Gold 2020 Eureka! Australia's Gold Rush 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 10 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2021 Australian Kookaburra 15,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2021 Australian Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox, Coloured 20,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/10oz 9999 Au 15 DOLLARS
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/10oz 9999 Au 15 DOLLARS
Ten Dollars Gold 2021 Heroes of the Sky 2,021 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 10 DOLLARS ·
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Gold Tenth-Ounce 2020 Australian Kookaburra: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeGold Tenth-Ounce (1/10 oz)
Issued2020
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Australian version)
Face Value15 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage15,000
Mintage Limit15,000
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerStuart Devlin
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size16.600 mm
Thickness1.400 mm
Mass3.111 g
OCC IDBVYX-OWRC-YLQK-EJZN
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