Silver Ten Ounces 2020 Australian Kookaburra, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Silver Ten Ounces 2020 Australian Kookaburra, Coin from Australia
CoinSilver Ten Ounces 2020 Australian Kookaburra

The Australian ten ounces silver piece (abbreviated as 10 oz 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 10 oz silver bullion coin is part of the 30th Anniversary of the Australian Kookaburra coin range by the Perth Mint.

The Mint says about it:
A laughing kookaburra, the largest member of the kingfisher species, is synonymous with the Australian outback. This spectacular 30th anniversary coin includes a special anniversary obverse design.

The coin’s reverse depicts a kookaburra perched on a roof at dawn with stylised rays of light in the background. The obverse bears Stuart Devlin’s depiction of a kookaburra on a tree stump surrounded by native foliage, as it appeared on The Perth Mint’s 1990 Australian Kookaburra Silver Proof Coin.

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Obverse
Australia / Silver Ten Ounces 2020 Australian Kookaburra - obverse photo

At the centre of the obverse is a depiction of the first coins of the Australian Kookaburra series, showing the bird on a tree stump surrounded by native foliage.

In a small circle above that is the crowned old head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem crown and the Victoria Coronation necklace worn for her Coronation. This is her effigy known as the "Fifth Portrait" worldwide and "Sixth Portrait" in Australia, in "uncouped" version - showing the Queen's shoulders and not terminating at the neck as the normal version. On the left, in small letters on the Queen's shoulder, the artist's initials J.C (for Jody Clark).

Between the two circles, on the left and right, the anniversary dates of the coin series, 1990 and 2020.

Around the rim, interrupted by the Queen's portrait, the monarch's legend and the face value: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS · 1990 2020
Reverse
Australia / Silver Ten Ounces 2020 Australian Kookaburra - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin depicts a laughing Australian kookaburra perched on a corrugated iron roof, under the stylised rays of the rising sun just showing above the roof top.

The designer's initials JM (for Jennifer McKenna) are to the right of the bird. Below left, the Perth Mint's traditional P mint mark.

Around above, the name of the coin series: AUSTRALIAN KOOKABURRA.

Around below, the inscription 30TH ANNIVERSARY; around below right, the precious metal content: 10oz 9999 SILVER (ten troy ounces of 99.99% silver).

Reverse Inscription AUSTRALIAN KOOKABURRA 30TH ANNIVERSARY 10oz 9999 SILVER
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Notes

Silver Content (Troy oz): 10.000
Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated, with lightly frosted surfaces
Packaging: in a protective acrylic capsule.
Perth Mint Product Code: 20022BAAX

Each of the bullion Kookaburra coins include a helpful security feature in the form of a micro-laser engraved letter within the reverse design.

See also

Coins issued by the Perth Mint in the Australian Kookaburra series in 2020 include:
- 5 oz Gold, Australian Kookaburra 2020
- 2 oz Gold, Australian Kookaburra 2020
- 1/10 oz Gold, Australian Kookaburra 2020
- 2 kg Silver Antique High Relief, Australian Kookaburra 2020
- 1 kg Silver Bullion, Australian Kookaburra 2020
- 10 oz Silver Bullion, Australian Kookaburra 2020
- 5 oz Silver Selectively Gilded, Australian Kookaburra 2020
- 2 oz Silver Selectively Gilded, Australian Kookaburra 2020
- 1 oz Silver Proof High Relief, Australian Kookaburra 2020
- 1 oz Silver, Australian Kookaburra 2020

All (15) coins of type: Silver Ten Ounces (10 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
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 - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 2019 Mother and Baby Crocodile 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - 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 - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 2019 Dragon and Phoenix 888 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 10oz 9999 Ag 2020 10 DOLLARS
Silver Ten Ounces 2020 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS · 1990 2020
Silver Ten Ounces 2020 Mother and Baby Kookaburra 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 10oz 9999 Ag 2020 2 DOLLARS
Silver Ten Ounces 2020 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 2020 Dragon and Tiger 888 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 10oz 9999 Ag 2020 10 DOLLARS
Silver Ten Ounces 2021 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 2021 Mother and Baby Platypus 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 10oz 9999 Ag 2021 10 DOLLARS
Silver Ten Ounces 2021 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
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Silver Ten Ounces 2020 Australian Kookaburra: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ten Ounces (10 oz)
Issued2020
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Australian version)
Face Value10 (x Dollar)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Silver
DesignerJennifer McKenna
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size75.600 mm
Thickness9.250 mm
Mass311.066 g
OCC IDRWKZ-EJNC-WLJX-EXGL
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