Platinum Tenth-Ounce 2021 Australian Kookaburra, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Platinum Tenth-Ounce 2021 Australian Kookaburra, Coin from Australia
CoinPlatinum Tenth-Ounce 2021 Australian Kookaburra

The Australian tenth-ounce platinum piece (abbreviated as 1/10 oz and designated with Pt for "Platinum") 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.

More than 30 years old and as strong as ever, the Perth Mint's Australian Kookaburra is an iconic coin series featuring annual designs of one of Australia’s most recognisable birds. The kookaburra can be heard hollering its distinctive laughing call across Australia - from the outback to the backyard.

In 2021, the series offers investors an additional opportunity in the form of a limited mintage 1/10oz coin struck from 99.95% pure platinum; this is the first platinum tenth-ounce in the Australian Kookaburra series.

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

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Reverse
Australia / Platinum Tenth-Ounce 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 1/10oz 9995 PLATINUM (one tenth of a troy ounce of 99.99% gold).

Reverse Inscription AUSTRALIAN KOOKABURRA 2021 1/10oz 9995 PLATINUM
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Platinum Content (Troy oz): 0.100
Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated, with lightly frosted surfaces.
Packaging: in a protective acrylic capsule.

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

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Platinum Tenth-Ounce 2021 Australian Kookaburra: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypePlatinum Tenth-Ounce (1/10 oz)
Issued2021
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Australian version)
Face Value15 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage15,000
Mintage Limit15,000
CurrentYes
Material0.9995 Platinum
DesignerAleysha Howarth
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size16.600 mm
Thickness1.320 mm
Mass3.112 g
OCC IDBYNK-ODDC-KKGL-OPQM
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