Silver Ounce 2018 Australian Kookaburra, High Relief, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2018 Australian Kookaburra, High Relief, Coin from Australia
CoinSilver Ounce 2018 Australian Kookaburra, High Relief

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.

The Australian Silver Kookaburra series was introduced in 1990 by the Perth Mint; subsequently, the Royal Australian Mint also started issuing silver Kookaburra bullion coins. The coins 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. This and their limited annual mintage may, unlike for many other bullion coins, raise their numismatic value over the value of silver used.

This 1 oz silver proof high relief coin is part of the Australian Kookaburra coin range by the Perth Mint.

The Mint says about it:
Annual Australian Kookaburra releases are highly anticipated and this new 1oz silver high relief coin, with its limited mintage and classic display packaging, is another impressive addition to any collection.

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 1oz of 99.99% pure silver in proof quality. For 2018 the iconic Australian bird has been depicted with impeccable attention to detail in full flight against the backdrop of a harvest moon. The design brilliantly celebrates how the kookaburras’ distinctive call is often heard at dusk when the moon is rising and the birds 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 Mintage5,000
Obverse
Australia / Silver Ounce 2018 Australian Kookaburra, High Relief - 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 · 1 DOLLAR ·.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Reverse
Australia / Silver Ounce 2018 Australian Kookaburra, High Relief - 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 1oz 9999 SILVER (one troy ounce of 99.99% silver).

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

Silver content (Troy oz): 1.000
Finish: proof, high relief.
Packaging: in display case with a themed illustrated shipper. There is a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Perth Mint Item ID: 18322DAAA
Issue price: AU$ 125.00, US$ 87.29

There is also a silver bullion ounce with a larger diameter.

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 Ounce 2018 Australian Kookaburra, High Relief: Known varieties
Variety In mint set
Mintage Issued: 1,000 (included in total). Mintage limit: 1,000
Details

Issued in three-coin mint set.

In Set Australian High Relief 2018 1oz Silver Proof Three-Coin Collection, mintage unknown
3 coins: Australian Kangaroo, Australian Koala, Australian Kookaburra
Showing 100 from a total of 175 coins of type: Silver Ounce (1 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
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 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 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, Coloured 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2014 · 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 Wedge-tailed Eagle 5,000 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 Wedge-tailed Eagle, High Relief 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 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 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 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 Australian Koala, High Relief 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2016 Australian Koala, Bullion unknown 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, High Relief 20,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2016 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 5,000 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 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 Kangaroo, 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 Koala unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2017 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle, 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 ·
Silver Ounce 2017 Dragon and Phoenix, High Relief 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Ag 2017 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2017 Dragon and Phoenix unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Ag 2017 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2017 Kangaroo - Seasons Change 14,956 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2017
Silver Ounce 2017 Australian Swan 27,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2017 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2018 Wedding unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2018 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2018 Happy Birthday unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2018 Australian Kangaroo, High Relief 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2018 Australian Kangaroo, Gilded 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2018 Australian Kangaroo, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2018 Australian Koala, High Relief 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2018 Australian Koala unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2018 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle, High Relief 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2018 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 50,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2018 Dragon and Tiger 50,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Ag 2018 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2018 Dragon and Phoenix unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Ag 2018 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2018 Dragon Rectangle unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Ag 1 DOLLAR 2018
Silver Ounce 2018 Royal Wedding 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 SILVER 2018 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2018 Australian Kookaburra, High Relief 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2018 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2018 Kangaroo - Seasons Change 15,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2018
Silver Ounce 2018 Earth and Beyond - Earth 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA · ONE OUNCE FINE SILVER ·
Silver Ounce 2018 Australian Swan 27,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2018 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2018 Australian Emu unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Wedding unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 2019 AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Happy Birthday unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Australian Kookaburra, High Relief 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Australian Kangaroo, High Relief 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Australian Kangaroo, Gilded 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Australian Kangaroo, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Australian Koala, High Relief 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Australian Koala unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Dragon and Tiger 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Ag 2019 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2019 Dragon Rectangle unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Ag 1 DOLLAR 2019
Silver Ounce 2019 Year of the Pig, RAM 3,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
Silver Ounce 2019 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle, High Relief 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle, Bullion 50,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Mob of Roos unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
Silver Ounce 2019 Kangaroo - Seasons Change 15,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
Silver Ounce 2019 Bottlenose Dolphin, High Relief unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2019 · 5 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Bottlenose Dolphin unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2019 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Australian Swan 27,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 2019 AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Australian Emu unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Tasmanian Tiger 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019 · 5 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Lesser Bilby 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019 · 5 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Night Parrot 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019 · 5 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Welcome Stranger Nugget 35,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Earth and Beyond - The Moon 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA · ONE OUNCE FINE SILVER ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Earth and Beyond - The Sun 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA · ONE OUNCE FINE SILVER ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Batavia Shipwreck unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2019 ONE DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2020 Wedding unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 2020 AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Happy Birthday unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2020 One Love 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Ag 2020 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2020 Australian Kookaburra, High Relief 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR · 1990 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR · 1990 2020
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Silver Ounce 2018 Australian Kookaburra, High Relief: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz), Australian Kookaburra
Issued2018
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage5,000
Mintage Limit5,000
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Silver
DesignerNeil Hollis
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size32.600 mm
Thickness6.000 mm
Mass31.107 g
OCC IDGAVP-EXAC-MLYB-OMDY
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