Silver Ounce 2012 Discover Australia - Kookaburra, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2012 Discover Australia - Kookaburra, Coin from Australia
CoinSilver Ounce 2012 Discover Australia - Kookaburra

The Australian one ounce silver piece (abbreviated as 1 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 one-ounce silver coin is part of the 2012 Discover Australia Silver Series by the Perth Mint and features a Kookaburra.

Each of the five coin in the series depicts artistry inspired by the beautiful Australian landscape and its wildlife. The Kookaburra is one of Australia’s most recognisable birds found throughout the mainland and known for its distinctive laughing call. The bird’s white coloured plumage and brown facial stripe is distinctive, as is its loud laughing call. A territorial tree-dwelling kingfisher, the Kookaburra is believed to mate for life. Both the male and female partner share the incubation duties of their unhatched eggs, while other members in the family group later assist with the parenting responsibilities.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintageunknown
Obverse
Australia / Silver Ounce 2012 Discover Australia - 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 small 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 · 1 DOLLAR ·.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Reverse
Australia / Silver Ounce 2012 Discover Australia - Kookaburra - reverse photo

The coin's reverse is coloured and depicts a Kookaburra perched on a tree branch against a coloured background scene of the Murray River at sunrise.

On three lines above, the inscription DISCOVER AUSTRALIA 2012. In the exergue, KOOKABURRA.

Around below, the precious metal content: 1oz 999 SILVER (one ounce of 99.9% silver). Above that, the P mint mark of the Perth Mint. The designer's initials TV (for Tom Vaughan) are on the branch to the left of the bird.

Reverse Inscription DISCOVER AUSTRALIA 2012 KOOKABURRA 1oz 999 SILVER
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Issued in Set
Discover Australia 2012 Silver Five-Coin Set, mintage unknown
5 coins: 1oz Silver, Red Kangaroo, 1oz Silver, Whale Shark, 1oz Silver, Green and Gold Bell Frog, 1oz Silver, Goanna, 1oz Silver, Kookaburra
See also

Coins issued in the Discover Australia 2012 series include:
- 1/10oz Platinum, Red Kangaroo, 2012
- 1/2oz Gold, Red Kangaroo, 2012
- 1/10oz Gold, Red Kangaroo, 2012
- 1/25oz Gold, Red Kangaroo, 2012
- 1oz Silver, Red Kangaroo, 2012
- 1/10oz Platinum, Whale Shark, 2012
- 1/2oz Gold, Whale Shark, 2012
- 1/10oz Gold, Whale Shark, 2012
- 1/25oz Gold, Whale Shark, 2012
- 1oz Silver, Whale Shark, 2012
- 1/10oz Platinum, Green and Gold Bell Frog, 2012
- 1/2oz Gold, Green and Gold Bell Frog, 2012
- 1/10oz Gold, Green and Gold Bell Frog, 2012
- 1/25oz Gold, Green and Gold Bell Frog, 2012
- 1oz Silver, Green and Gold Bell Frog, 2012
- 1/10oz Platinum, Goanna, 2012
- 1/2oz Gold, Goanna, 2012
- 1/10oz Gold, Goanna, 2012
- 1/25oz Gold, Goanna, 2012
- 1oz Silver, Goanna, 2012
- 1/10oz Platinum, Kookaburra, 2012
- 1/2oz Gold, Kookaburra, 2012
- 1/10oz Gold, Kookaburra, 2012
- 1/25oz Gold, Kookaburra, 2012
- 1oz Silver, Kookaburra, 2012

This coin was issued individually boxed, or in a set with other members of the series.

Finish: proof, coloured.
Packaging (individual coin): presentation box with a timber lid and stylised shipper, with numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Perth Mint Item ID: 1218DDAA
Issue price: AU$ 99.0, US$ 70.25

Showing 100 from a total of 280 coins of type: Silver Ounce (1 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Ounce 1990 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 300,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 5 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ounce 1990 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 21,671 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 5 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ounce 1991 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 300,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 5 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ounce 1991 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 6,673 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 5 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ounce 1992 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 219,694 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 1992 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 6,766 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 1993 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 190,581 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 1993 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 5,121 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 1994 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 174,561 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 1994 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 4,250 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 1995 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 154,247 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 1995 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 4,880 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 1996 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 170,105 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 1996 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 5,450 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 1997 Australian Kookaburra 159,497 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 1998 Australian Kookaburra 103,119 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 1999 Australian Kookaburra 109,364 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2000 Australian Kookaburra 104,169 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2001 Australian Kookaburra 169,265 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2002 Australian Kookaburra 91,604 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2003 Australian Kookaburra 109,439 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2004 Australian Kookaburra 84,455 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2005 Australian Kookaburra 95,145 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2006 Australian Kookaburra 87,044 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2007 Australian Kookaburra 213,436 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2007 Australian Koala 137,768 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA · 2007 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2008 Australian Kookaburra 300,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2009 Australian Kookaburra 300,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2010 Australian Map - Shanghai Expo 10,286 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2010 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2010 Shanghai Expo - Mascot 10,481 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2010 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2010 Shanghai Expo - Pavilion 4,299 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2010 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2010 Shanghai Expo - Cityscape 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2010 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2010 Shanghai Expo - Koala and Panda 10,244 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2010 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2010 Australian Kookaburra 300,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2011 Australian Kookaburra 500,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2011 Year of the Rabbit unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 999 SILVER 2011 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2012 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 500,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2012 Australian Kookaburra, High Relief unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2012 Christmas Locket unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 999 SILVER 2012 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2012 Australian Map - Kookaburra 6,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2012 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2012 Australian Map - Emu 6,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2012 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2012 Discover Australia - Red Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2012 Discover Australia - Whale Shark unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2012 Discover Australia - Green and Gold Bell Frog unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2012 Discover Australia - Goanna unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2012 Discover Australia - Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2013 Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Anniversary 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2013 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2013 Queen Victoria Coronation Anniversary 2,949 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2013 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2013 Australian Kangaroo - High Relief 20,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2013 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 500,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2013 Australian Kookaburra, High Relief 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2013 Australian Map - Kangaroo 6,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2013 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2013 Australian Map - Platypus 6,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2013 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2013 Saltwater Crocodile - Bindi, Colour 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2013
Silver Ounce 2013 Saltwater Crocodile - Bindi 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2013
Silver Ounce 2014 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 500,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2014 Australian Kookaburra, High Relief 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2014 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2014 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle, High Relief 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2014 Australian Saltwater Crocodile unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2014 Australian Map - Koala 6,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2014 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2014 Australian Map - Saltwater Crocodile 6,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2014 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2014 Australian Red Cross 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 999 SILVER 2014 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2014 Saltwater Crocodile - Graham, Colour 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2014
Silver Ounce 2014 Saltwater Crocodile - Graham 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2014
Silver Ounce 2015 Wedding unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2015 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2015 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 500,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2015 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2015 Australian Kookaburra, High Relief 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2015 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2015 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2015 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle, High Relief 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2015 Australian Map - Wedge-tailed Eagle 6,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2015 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2015 Australian Map - Redback Spider 6,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2015 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2015 Australian Saltwater Crocodile 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2015 Saltwater Crocodile - Agro Junior, High Relief 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2015
Silver Ounce 2015 Saltwater Crocodile - Agro Junior 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2015
Silver Ounce 2016 Wedding unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2016 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2016 Christmas 3,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Ag 2016 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2016 Australian Koala, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2016 Australian Koala, High Relief 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2016 Australian Kookaburra 500,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2016 Australian Kangaroo, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2016 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2016 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle, High Relief 20,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2016 Australian Map - Great White Shark 6,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2016 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2016 Australian Map - Dingo 6,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2016 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2016 Saltwater Crocodile - Monty, High Relief 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016
Silver Ounce 2016 Saltwater Crocodile - Monty 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016
Silver Ounce 2016 Kangaroo - Seasons Change 25,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016
Silver Ounce 2017 Year of the Rooster, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Ag 2017 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2017 Year of the Rooster, High Relief 7,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Ag 2017 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2017 Opal - Year of the Rooster 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2017 Year of the Rooster, RAM 3,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2017 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2017 Year of the Rooster, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2017
Silver Ounce 2017 Wedding unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2017 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2017 Happy Birthday unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2017 Australian Kookaburra 406,265 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2017 Australian Kangaroo, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2017 Australian Koala, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2017 Australian Koala, High Relief 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2017 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
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Silver Ounce 2012 Discover Australia - Kookaburra: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2012
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
Mintageunknown
Mintage Limit7,500
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerTom Vaughan
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size40.600 mm
Thickness4.000 mm
Mass31.135 g
OCC IDRNAZ-OGWC-NYXP-OXJL
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