Silver Ten Ounces 2020 Mother and Baby Kookaburra, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Silver Ten Ounces 2020 Mother and Baby Kookaburra, Coin from Australia
CoinSilver Ten Ounces 2020 Mother and Baby 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 ten-ounce silver coin with a face value of $10 is part of the Perth Mint's bullion coin range featuring native animals, and depicts a Mother and baby Kookaburra.

It is part of The Next Generation series, also known as Mother and Baby, which depicts a mother and baby of an iconic Australian animal, with a different design every year. The third release in the series features the mother and baby Kookaburra.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage2,500
Obverse
Australia / Silver Ten Ounces 2020 Mother and Baby Kookaburra - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin depicts 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).

Running continuously around the rim is the monarch's legend, the date of issue and the face value: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 10oz 9999 Ag 2020 2 DOLLARS.

The inscription around the rim also incorporates the precious metal content. "10oz 9999 Ag" means "ten troy ounces of 99.99% silver" - Ag is abbreviated from the Latin word for silver, Argentum.

The background is of radial lines radiating from the centre of the portrait.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 10oz 9999 Ag 2020 2 DOLLARS
Reverse
Australia / Silver Ten Ounces 2020 Mother and Baby Kookaburra - reverse photo

The coin’s reverse depicts Australia’s famous kookaburra (a type of kingfisher bird) with its baby, on a background of radial lines. The baby kookaburra's mouth is open, as if to signal it is hungry.

In small letters below right, the designer's initials NM (for Natasha Muhl), above which the Perth Mint's traditional P mint mark.

There is no inscription.

Reverse Inscription (none)
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Silver content in Troy oz: 10.000
Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated, on extra-thick blank.
Packaging: in a protective acrylic capsule.

Each coin’s reverse includes a security feature in the form of a micro-laser engraved letter within the design. It is only detectable under a magnifying glass.

See also

Coins in the Mother and Baby series include:
- 10 oz Silver Bullion, Mother and Baby Koala 2018
- 2 oz Silver Bullion, Mother and Baby Koala 2018
- 10 oz Silver Bullion, Mother and Baby Crocodile 2019
- 2 oz Silver Bullion, Mother and Baby Crocodile 2019
- 10 oz Silver Bullion, Mother and Baby Kookaburra 2020
- 2 oz Silver Bullion, Mother and Baby Kookaburra 2020
- 10 oz Silver Bullion, Mother and Baby Platypus 2021
- 2 oz Silver Bullion, Mother and Baby Platypus 2021

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 Mother and Baby 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)
Total Mintage2,500
Mintage Limit2,500
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Silver
DesignerNatasha Muhl
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size63.600 mm
Thickness13.500 mm
Mass311.066 g
OCC IDRWKZ-OJNC-QLBM-OXGL
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