Silver Kilo 1992 Australian Kookaburra, Proof, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Silver Kilo 1992 Australian Kookaburra, Proof, Coin from Australia
CoinSilver Kilo 1992 Australian Kookaburra, Proof

The Australian one kilogram silver piece (abbreviated as 1kg and designated with Ag for "silver") is a massive bullion and commemorative coin format used mostly by the Perth Mint, which only makes collector and bullion coins and other bullion products.

The Australian Silver Kookaburra series was introduced in 1990 by the Perth Mint in the silver one-ounce format. Subsequently, the range was expanded in 1991 to also include 2oz silver, 10oz silver and 1 kg silver; much later, gold formats were also introduced. The Perth Mint issued a "bullion" and a "proof" two-ounce kookaburras with differing designs every year until 2009; after that, all issues are "numismatic" - not bullion but premium, like high relief and/or gold plated editions.

The coins in the series have legal tender status in Australia and are one of very few legal tender bullion silver coins to change their design every year, always featuring a kookaburra - a bird native to Australia, which is the largest member of the kingfisher family and the national bird of Australia. This and their limited annual mintage may, unlike for many other bullion coins, raise their numismatic value over the value of silver used.

The overall weight is slightly more than one kilogram so that the coins have exactly 1,000 grams of pure silver in them (32.15 Troy Oz).

This proof coin differs in design from the bullion silver kilo kookaburra for 1992.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage1,000
Obverse
Australia / Silver Kilo 1992 Australian Kookaburra, Proof - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin shows the crowned bust of Queen Elizabeth II, facing right (her effigy known as the "Third Portrait"). The Queen is wearing the royal diadem which she wears on her way to and from the State Opening of Parliament, a pearl necklace and earrings.

Incuse in tiny letters on the neck truncation, the designer's initials RDM (for Raphael David Maklouf).

Around, the monarch's legend and the date of issue: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Reverse
Australia / Silver Kilo 1992 Australian Kookaburra, Proof - reverse photo

Within a beaded border, the reverse design of the coin shows a kookaburra bird feeding its young, which are in a tree hollow.

Around left, the inscription THE AUSTRALIAN KOOKABURRA. Around right, the precious metal content: 1 KILO 999 SILVER (one kilogram of 99.9% silver).

Below, the date of issue · 1992 ·; the Perth Mint's P mint mark is in the shrubbery above the date.

Reverse Inscription THE AUSTRALIAN KOOKABURRA 1 KILO 999 SILVER · 1992 ·
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Notes

Silver content (Troy oz.): 32.150
Finish: proof
Packaging: in black presentation box, with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Krause lists KM# 229 - describing this design - as 1993 only, and has an entry with KM# 178 listing both bullion and proof coins with a P mint mark, but describing a different design, which is an error.

See also

Coins issued by the Perth Mint in the Australian Kookaburra series in 1992 include:
- 1 kg Silver Bullion, Australian Kookaburra (on tree stump)
- 1 kg Silver Proof, Australian Kookaburra (feeding young)
- 10 oz Silver Bullion, Australian Kookaburra (on tree stump)
- 10 oz Silver Proof, Australian Kookaburra (feeding young)
- 2 oz Silver Bullion, Australian Kookaburra (on tree stump)
- 2 oz Silver Proof, Australian Kookaburra (feeding young)
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Australian Kookaburra (raised head, laughing)
- 1 oz Silver Proof, Australian Kookaburra (feeding young)

Silver Kilo 1992 Australian Kookaburra, Proof: References to Information Used
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Perth Mint 1992 Mintage link
All (49) coins of type: Silver Kilo (1 kg)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Kilo 1991 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 150 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 1992 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 47,348 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 1992 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 1993 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 13,550 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 1993 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 1994 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 32,781 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 1994 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 1995 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 11,721 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 1995 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 1996 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 8,961 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 1996 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2000 Sydney Olympics 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2000 · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2010 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2011 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2011 Year of the Rabbit unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1KG 999 SILVER 2011 30 DOLLARS
Silver Kilo 2012 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2013 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2014 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2015 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2015 · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2015 Lest We Forget unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2015 · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2016 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2016 Australian Koala unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2016 Australian Olympic Team 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016 · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2017 Year of the Rooster unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1KG 9999 Ag 2017 30 DOLLARS
Silver Kilo 2017 Year of the Rooster, RAM 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2017 · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2017 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2017 Australian Koala 300 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2018 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2018 Australian Koala unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2019 Australian Koala unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2019 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2019 Year of the Pig, RAM 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
Silver Kilo 2020 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS · 1990 2020
Silver Kilo 2020 Australian Koala unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2020 Bull and Bear 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1 KILO 9999 Ag 2020 30 DOLLARS
Silver Kilo 2020 Year of the Rat 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2020 Year of the Mouse unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1 KILO 9999 Ag 30 DOLLARS
Silver Kilo 2020 Qantas 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020
Silver Kilo 2020 Australian Olympic Team 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020
Silver Kilo 2021 Year of the Ox, Coloured 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1 KILO 9999 Ag 30 DOLLARS
Silver Kilo 2021 Year of the Ox, Perth Mint unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1 KILO 9999 Ag 30 DOLLARS
Silver Kilo 2021 Year of the Ox, RAM 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2021 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2021 Australian Koala unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2021 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2022 Year of the Tiger, Perth Mint unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1 KILO 9999 Ag 30 DOLLARS
Silver Kilo 2022 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2022 Year of the Tiger, RAM 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022 · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2022 Australian Koala unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
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Silver Kilo 1992 Australian Kookaburra, Proof: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Kilo (1 kg), Australian Kookaburra
Issued1992
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait, by Raphael Maklouf
Face Value30 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage1,000
Mintage Limit1,000
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerLeslie Adonis
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size101.000 mm
Thickness14.600 mm
Mass1,002.500 g
OCC IDPMVR-OAPC-RGXY-ENQG
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Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 229