Silver Kilo 2018 Australian Kookaburra, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Silver Kilo 2018 Australian Kookaburra, Coin from Australia
CoinSilver Kilo 2018 Australian Kookaburra

The Australian one kilo silver piece (abbreviated as 1 kg and designated with Ag for "silver") 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 kg silver bullion coin is part of the Australian Kookaburra coin range by the Perth Mint. There is also a proof version.

The Mint says about the proof version:
Measuring over 10 centimetres in diameter, this king size coin features the king of the Australian bush. A numismatic treasure of majestic proportions, it’s a fitting tribute to the world’s biggest kingfisher!

The coin is struck from 1 kilo of 99.99% pure silver to our renowned proof standard combining a mirror-like polished background with delicately frosted relief. The coin’s impressive reverse captures Australia’s iconic kookaburra in mid-flight, a snapshot that allows the design to highlight its plumage in intricate detail. In a highly atmospheric touch, a harvest moon is represented in the background.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintageunknown
Obverse
Australia / Silver Kilo 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 · 30 DOLLARS ·.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Reverse
Australia / Silver Kilo 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 1 KILO 9999 SILVER (one kilogram of 99.99% silver).

Reverse Inscription AUSTRALIAN KOOKABURRA 2018 1 KILO 9999 SILVER
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Silver content (Troy oz): 32.151
Finish: bullion (Brilliant Uncirculated)
Packaging: in capsule

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

Silver Kilo 2018 Australian Kookaburra: Known varieties
Variety Proof
Images Australia / Silver Kilo 2018 Australian Kookaburra / Proof - obverse photo Australia / Silver Kilo 2018 Australian Kookaburra / Proof - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 300
Details

Packaging: in presentation box with illustrated shipper, with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Perth Mint Item ID: 18122AAAA

All (17) coins of type: Silver Kilo (1 kg)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Kilo 2011 Year of the Rabbit unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1KG 999 SILVER 2011 30 DOLLARS
Silver Kilo 2016 Australian Koala 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 - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2019 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - 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 - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS · 1990 2020
Silver Kilo 2020 Australian Koala unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2020 Bull and Bear 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1 KILO 9999 Ag 2020 30 DOLLARS
Silver Kilo 2020 Year of the Mouse unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1 KILO 9999 Ag 30 DOLLARS
Silver Kilo 2020 Qantas 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020
Silver Kilo 2021 Year of the Ox, Coloured 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1 KILO 9999 Ag 30 DOLLARS
Silver Kilo 2021 Year of the Ox unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1 KILO 9999 Ag 30 DOLLARS
Silver Kilo 2021 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2021 Australian Koala unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
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Silver Kilo 2018 Australian Kookaburra: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Kilo (1 kg)
Issued2018
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value30 (x Dollar)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Silver
DesignerNeil Hollis
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size100.600 mm
Thickness16.800 mm
Mass1,001.100 g
OCC IDLGVB-OLDC-YBVK-OMPX
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