Silver Ten Ounces 2023 Mother and Baby Kangaroo, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Silver Ten Ounces 2023 Mother and Baby Kangaroo, Coin from Australia
CoinSilver Ten Ounces 2023 Mother and Baby Kangaroo

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 kangaroo.

The mint says about it:
A tiny newborn kangaroo crawls into its mother’s pouch where it receives nourishment and protection until it feels safe enough to emerge for increasing periods of time. Eventually able to stand on its own two feet, the young "joey" soon learns to hop alongside its watchful parent.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage 2,500
Obverse
Australia / Silver Ten Ounces 2023 Mother and Baby Kangaroo - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin depicts the crowned old bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem crown worn for her Coronation (effigy known as the "Fifth Portrait" worldwide but "Sixth Portrait" in Australia, where the Queen's portrait by Vladimir Gottwald was fifth).

The Queen also wears the Coronation Necklace; originally made for Queen Victoria in 1858, it was also worn at the coronations (as Queen's Consort) of Queen Alexandra in 1902, Queen Mary in 1911 and Queen Elizabeth (the Queen mother) in 1937.

Unlike on British coinage, the effigy is "uncouped" (includes the Queen's shoulders). In small letters on the left, the artist's initials JC (for Jody Clark).

Running continuously around the rim is the monarch's legend, the date of issue and the face value: ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 10oz 9999 Ag 10 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 legend is interrupted by the "memorial" inclusion of the dates of the Queen's reign, 1952 - 2022.

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

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 10oz 9999 Ag 10 DOLLARS ·
Reverse
Australia / Silver Ten Ounces 2023 Mother and Baby Kangaroo - reverse photo

The coin’s reverse portrays an image of a kangaroo and its joey in scrubland, on a background of radial lines.

In small letters on the mother kangaroo's foot, the designer's initials JM (for Jennifer McKenna). The Perth Mint's traditional P mint mark is on the left.

There is no inscription.

Reverse Inscription (none)
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Notes

Silver content in Troy oz: 10.000
Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated, on extra-thick flan.
Packaging: in a protective acrylic capsule.
Perth Mint SKU: 23528BAX
Release date: 1 May 2023.
Issue price: AU$ 433.56

For additional peace of mind, the coin incorporates an authentication feature in the form of a micro-laser engraved letter. Detectable under a magnifying glass, it is designed to make it significantly more difficult for the coin to be counterfeited.

The coins were issued during the reign of King Charles III; however, as his effigy was not expected to be approved for use in Australia until late in the year, they feature a "memorial" obverse with the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II and the dates of her reign, 1952 - 2022.

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
- 10 oz Silver Bullion, Mother and Baby Dingo 2022
- 2 oz Silver Bullion, Mother and Baby Dingo 2022
- 2 oz Gold Bullion, Mother and Baby Kangaroo 2023
- 10 oz Silver Bullion, Mother and Baby Kangaroo 2023
- 2 oz Silver Bullion, Mother and Baby Kangaroo 2023

All (45) 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 1997 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 7,880 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 1997 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 750 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 2007 Year of the Pig 4,125 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth 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 10oz 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 ·
Silver Ten Ounces 2023 Mother and Baby Kangaroo 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 10oz 9999 Ag 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 2023 Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 2024 Australian Kookaburra unknown King Charles III - Portrait by Dan Thorne CHARLES III AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
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Silver Ten Ounces 2023 Mother and Baby Kangaroo: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ten Ounces (10 oz)
Issued2023
MonarchKing Charles III
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Uncouped version)
Face Value10 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage2,500
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Silver
DesignerJennifer McKenna
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size66.1000 mm
Thickness10.750 mm
Mass311.0660 g
OCC IDLGVB-OLDC-ZNMA-OMPX
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