Silver Kilo 1993 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Silver Kilo 1993 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion, Coin from Australia
CoinSilver Kilo 1993 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion

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 coin has the design of the 1990 silver one-ounce kookaburra, and not that of the 1993 silver ounce. There is also a proof edition for 1993 with a different design.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage13,550
Obverse
Australia / Silver Kilo 1993 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion - 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 ·.

The background of the central circle is frosted.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Reverse
Australia / Silver Kilo 1993 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion - reverse photo

Within a beaded border, the reverse design of the coin shows a kookaburra bird perched on a tree stump sheltered by leaves, with a fern visible below.

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 · 1993 ·

The background of the central circle is frosted.

Reverse Inscription THE AUSTRALIAN KOOKABURRA 1 KILO 999 SILVER · 1993 ·
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Issued in Set
The Australian Silver Kookaburra Large Coin Series 1993, mintage 280
3 coins: 1 kg Silver Bullion, Australian Kookaburra 1993, 10 oz Silver Bullion, Australian Kookaburra 1993, 2 oz Silver Bullion, Australian Kookaburra 1993
See also

Coins issued by the Perth Mint in the Australian Kookaburra series in 1993 include:
- 1 kg Silver Bullion, Australian Kookaburra (on tree stump)
- 1 kg Silver Proof, Australian Kookaburra (pair of birds)
- 10 oz Silver Bullion, Australian Kookaburra (on tree stump)
- 10 oz Silver Proof, Australian Kookaburra (pair of birds)
- 2 oz Silver Bullion, Australian Kookaburra (on tree stump)
- 2 oz Silver Proof, Australian Kookaburra (pair of birds)
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Australian Kookaburra (feeding young)
- 1 oz Silver Proof, Australian Kookaburra (pair of birds)

Silver Kilo 1993 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion: Known varieties
Variety Japanese Royal Wedding Privy Mark
Images Australia / Silver Kilo 1993 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion / Japanese Royal Wedding Privy Mark - obverse photo Australia / Silver Kilo 1993 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion / Japanese Royal Wedding Privy Mark - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 210 (included in total). Mintage limit: 1,000
Details

There is a privy mark on the reverse (above the date) to commemorate the wedding of Japan’s Crown Prince Naruhito and Masako Owada on 9 June 1993. The mark is a circle with the Japanese Chrysanthemum Flower Seal at its centre, the inscription ROYAL WEDDING above and below, and Japanese characters on left and right.

In capsule and presentation box, with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. The variety is not mentioned in the mintage report and is presumably included in the total for the year. Krause lists actual mintage of 210, the source of which information is unclear.

This is also called the "Rising Sun" privy mark, although the symbol is not actually the rising sun.

Silver Kilo 1993 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion: References to Information Used
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All (47) 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 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
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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 ·
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Silver Kilo 2021 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
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Silver Kilo 1993 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Kilo (1 kg), Australian Kookaburra
Issued1993
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait, by Raphael Maklouf
Face Value30 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage13,550
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerStuart Devlin
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size101.000 mm
Thickness14.600 mm
Mass1,002.500 g
OCC IDRWKZ-EJNC-QYRB-EXGL
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1993 Australia 1 kilo Silver Kookaburra (Rising Sun Privy)
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1993 Australia 1 kilo Silver Kookaburra (Rising Sun Privy)
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1993 Australia 1 kilo Silver Kookaburra (Rising Sun Privy)
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1993 Australia 1 kilo Silver Kookaburra BU
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1993 Australia 1 kilo Silver Kookaburra BU
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Silver Kilo 1993 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion: Catalogue Reference IDs
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Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 181