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

Silver Ten Ounces 1993 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion, Coin from Australia
CoinSilver Ten Ounces 1993 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion

The Australian ten-ounce silver piece (abbreviated as 10 oz and designated with Ag for "silver") is a 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 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.

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 Mintage10,161
Obverse
Australia / Silver Ten Ounces 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 · 10 DOLLARS ·.

The background of the central circle is frosted.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Reverse
Australia / Silver Ten Ounces 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: 10 OZ. 999 SILVER (ten troy ounces of 99.9% silver).

Below, the date of issue · 1993 ·

The background of the central circle is frosted.

Reverse Inscription THE AUSTRALIAN KOOKABURRA 10 OZ. 999 SILVER · 1993 ·
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Krause lists KM# 228 as "Kookaburra feeding nestling" which is wrong, and lists a proof version with the same design which is also wrong.

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 Ten Ounces 1993 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion: References to Information Used
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All (37) coins of type: Silver Ten Ounces (10 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Ten Ounces 1991 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 50 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 1992 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 29,576 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 1992 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 1993 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 10,161 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 1993 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 1,495 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 1994 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 11,231 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 1994 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 1,250 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 1995 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 9,894 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 1995 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 1,280 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 1996 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 7,557 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 1996 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 1,300 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 1999 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 2011 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 2013 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 24,481 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 2014 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 2016 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 2017 Year of the Rooster unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 10oz 9999 Ag 2017 10 DOLLARS
Silver Ten Ounces 2017 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 2017 Australian Koala 750 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 10 oz 9999 SILVER 2017 10 DOLLARS
Silver Ten Ounces 2018 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 2018 Mother and Baby Koala 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 10oz 9999 Ag 2018 2 DOLLARS
Silver Ten Ounces 2018 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 2019 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 2019 Mother and Baby Crocodile 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 10oz 9999 Ag 2019 2 DOLLARS
Silver Ten Ounces 2019 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 2019 Dragon and Phoenix 888 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 10oz 9999 Ag 2020 10 DOLLARS
Silver Ten Ounces 2020 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS · 1990 2020
Silver Ten Ounces 2020 Mother and Baby Kookaburra 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 10oz 9999 Ag 2020 10 DOLLARS
Silver Ten Ounces 2020 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 2020 Dragon and Tiger 888 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 10oz 9999 Ag 2020 10 DOLLARS
Silver Ten Ounces 2021 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 2021 Mother and Baby Platypus 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 10oz 9999 Ag 2021 10 DOLLARS
Silver Ten Ounces 2021 Double Dragon 888 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 10oz 9999 Ag 2021 1 DOLLARS
Silver Ten Ounces 2021 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 2022 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 2022 Mother and Baby Dingo 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2022 10 DOLLARS
Silver Ten Ounces 2022 Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
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Silver Ten Ounces 1993 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ten Ounces (10 oz), Australian Kookaburra
Issued1993
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait, by Raphael Maklouf
Face Value10 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage10,161
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerStuart Devlin
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size75.500 mm
Thickness8.700 mm
Mass312.347 g
OCC IDQRAP-OBNC-XQJB-OYJD
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1993 Australia 10 oz Silver Kookaburra BU
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Silver Ten Ounces 1993 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion: Catalogue Reference IDs
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Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 228