Silver Five Ounces 2018 Australian Kookaburra, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Silver Five Ounces 2018 Australian Kookaburra, Coin from Australia
CoinSilver Five Ounces 2018 Australian Kookaburra

The Australian five ounces silver piece (abbreviated as 5 oz and designated with Ag for "silver") is a bullion and commemorative 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 5 oz silver proof high relief coin is part of the Australian Kookaburra coin range by the Perth Mint.

The Mint says about it:
With its extremely limited mintage this new release is a highly desirable addition to a collection. The Perth Mint’s annual interpretations of the Australian Kookaburra have been highly sought-after since the launch of the resoundingly successful 1oz bullion coin in 1990. The spectacular entry of that release into worldwide markets prompted the first proof issue a year later.

Each coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 5oz of 99.99% pure silver in proof quality. Australia’s ‘king of the bush’ is illustrated in full flight against the backdrop of a harvest moon. The detailed depiction evokes how the kookaburras’ characteristic "laugh" is often heard when the moon can be seen, either during the evening when kookaburras are roosting for the night or at daybreak as they awake.

The depth and detail of the design has been enhanced by its high relief finish. The Perth Mint’s proof quality high relief strike is renowned throughout the world for its superb clarity and the additional detail it portrays.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage500
Obverse
Australia / Silver Five Ounces 2018 Australian Kookaburra - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin shows the crowned mature head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (her effigy known as the "Fourth Portrait"). The Queen wears the "Girls of Great Britain and Ireland" diamond tiara, a wedding gift from Queen Mary (Her Majesty's grandmother) in 1947 - which she also has on the Machin and the Gottwald portraits.

In tiny letters below the head, the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley).

Around the effigy is the monarch's legend and the face value: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Reverse
Australia / Silver Five Ounces 2018 Australian Kookaburra - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin shows an Australian kookaburra in flight. In the background above left, a large full Moon

The designer's initials NH (for Neil Hollis) are in relief on a feather in the bird's tail. Below 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: 2018 5oz 9999 SILVER (five troy ounces of 99.99% silver).

Reverse Inscription AUSTRALIAN KOOKABURRA 2018 5oz 9999 SILVER
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Silver content (Troy oz): 5.000
Finish: proof, high relief
Packaging: in display case with illustrated shipper, with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Perth Mint Item ID: 18322KAAA

See also

Coins issued by the Perth Mint in the Australian Kookaburra series in 2018 include:
- 1 kg Silver, Australian Kookaburra 2018
- 10 oz Silver Bullion, Australian Kookaburra 2018
- 5 oz Silver Proof High Relief, Australian Kookaburra 2018
- 2 oz Silver Antique High Relief, Australian Kookaburra 2018
- 1 oz Silver Proof High Relief, Australian Kookaburra 2018
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Australian Kookaburra 2018

All (33) coins of type: Silver Five Ounces (5 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Five Ounces 2014 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2015 Wedge-tailed Eagle 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2016 Australian Koala 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2016 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2017 Australian Koala 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2017 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2018 Australian Kangaroo 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2018 Australian Kookaburra 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2018 Australian Swan 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2018 · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2018 Australian Koala 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2018 Rare Earth 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 5oz 9999 Ag 2018 8 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2018 Kangaroo - 25th Anniversary 1,993 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2018 · · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2018 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2019 Australian Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2019 Australian Kookaburra 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2019 Australian Swan 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 2019 AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2019 Australian Koala 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2019 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2020 Australian Koala 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 2019 AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2020 Australian Kookaburra 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS · 1990 2020
Silver Five Ounces 2020 Australian Kangaroo 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 2020 AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2020 Australian Swan 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 2020 AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2020 Year of the Mouse, High Relief 388 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 5oz 9999 Ag 8 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2020 Year of the Mouse, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 5oz 9999 Ag 8 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2020 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2020 Mob of Roos unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020
Silver Five Ounces 2021 Australian Swan 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 2021 AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2021 Australian Kookaburra 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2021 Australian Koala 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2021 Year of the Ox, High Relief 388 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 5oz 9999 Ag 8 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2021 Year of the Ox unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 5oz 9999 Ag 8 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2021 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2021 Redback Spider 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 5 DOLLARS ·
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Silver Five Ounces 2018 Australian Kookaburra: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Five Ounces (5 oz)
Issued2018
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value8 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage500
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Silver
DesignerNeil Hollis
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size50.600 mm
Thickness11.000 mm
Mass155.533 g
OCC IDYRVP-OVRC-DRLR-ODQG
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