Silver Ten Ounces 2023 Australian Kookaburra, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Silver Ten Ounces 2023 Australian Kookaburra, Coin from Australia
CoinSilver Ten Ounces 2023 Australian Kookaburra

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.

The 34th annual Kookaburra design portrays two birds perched on branches surrounding waratah, a native floral treasure.

The kookaburra is the largest member of the kingfisher family and the national bird of Australia. It takes its name from the word "gugubarra" in the Australian aboriginal Wiradjuri language.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintageunknown
Obverse
Australia / Silver Ten Ounces 2023 Australian 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 and the face value: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Reverse
Australia / Silver Ten Ounces 2023 Australian Kookaburra - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin depicts two Australian kookaburra birds perched on branches, above waratah flowers.

The designer's initials WR (for Wade Robinson) are at the base of the branch below. Below right near the rim, the Perth Mint's traditional P mint mark.

Around above left, the date of issue and the precious metal content: 2023 10oz 9999 SILVER (ten troy ounces of 99.99% silver). Around above right, the name of the coin series: KOOKABURRA.

Reverse Inscription 2023 10oz 9999 SILVER KOOKABURRA
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Silver content (Troy oz): 10.000
Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated.
Packaging: in a protective acrylic capsule.

The coins have the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse, even though they were issued in December 2002 - after her death, and are dated 2023 in the reign of King Charles III.

See also

Coins issued by the Perth Mint in the Australian Kookaburra series in 2023 include:
- 1/10 oz Platinum Bullion, Australian Kookaburra 2023
- 1/10 oz Gold Bullion, Australian Kookaburra 2023
- 1 kg Silver Bullion, Australian Kookaburra 2023
- 10 oz Silver Bullion, Australian Kookaburra 2023
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Australian Kookaburra 2023

All (39) 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 Year of the Pig unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 10oz 9999 Ag 2019 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 ·
Silver Ten Ounces 2023 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
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Silver Ten Ounces 2023 Australian Kookaburra: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ten Ounces (10 oz), Australian Kookaburra
Issued2023
MonarchKing Charles III
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Uncouped version)
Face Value10 (x Dollar)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Silver
DesignerWade Robinson
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationCoin Alignment (Axis 6)
Size75.900 mm
Thickness8.660 mm
Mass311.066 g
OCC IDDKLM-OMKC-XJLJ-ONZB
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