Silver Two Ounces 1995 Australian Kookaburra, Proof, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Silver Two Ounces 1995 Australian Kookaburra, Proof, Coin from Australia
CoinSilver Two Ounces 1995 Australian Kookaburra, Proof

The Australian two-ounce silver piece (abbreviated as 2 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 Perth Mint issued a "bullion" and a "proof" two-ounce kookaburras with differing designs every year until 2009; after that, all issues are "numismatic" - not bullion but premium, like high relief and/or gold plated editions.

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 proof coin differs in design from the two-ounce bullion kookaburra for 1995. The design was then used on the bullion kookaburra for 1996.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage2,480
Obverse
Australia / Silver Two Ounces 1995 Australian Kookaburra, Proof - 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 · 2 DOLLARS ·.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Reverse
Australia / Silver Two Ounces 1995 Australian Kookaburra, Proof - reverse photo

Within a beaded border, the reverse design of the coin shows a kookaburra bird in flight.

Around left, the inscription THE AUSTRALIAN KOOKABURRA. Around right, the precious metal content: 2 OZ. 999 SILVER (two troy ounces of 99.9% silver).

Below, the date of issue · 1995 ·; in the lower part of the left field, the P mint mark of the Perth Mint.

Reverse Inscription THE AUSTRALIAN KOOKABURRA 2 OZ. 999 SILVER · 1995 ·
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Notes

600 coins issued individually boxed, plus coins in sets.

Coins with privy marks are not mentioned in the mintage report and are not included in the total mintage for the year.

Issued in Set
The Australian Kookaburra 1995 Proof Issue - Ten Ounce Collection, mintage 280
3 coins: 10 oz Silver Proof, Australian Kookaburra 1995, 2 oz Silver Proof, Australian Kookaburra 1995, 1 oz Silver Proof, Australian Kookaburra 1995
The Australian Kookaburra 1995 Proof Issue - Kilo Collection, mintage 1,000
4 coins: 1 kg Silver Proof, Australian Kookaburra 1995, 10 oz Silver Proof, Australian Kookaburra 1995, 2 oz Silver Proof, Australian Kookaburra 1995, 1 oz Silver Proof, Australian Kookaburra 1995
The Australian Kookaburra 1995 Proof Issue - Two Ounce Collection, mintage 600
2 coins: 2 oz Silver Proof, Australian Kookaburra 1995, 1 oz Silver Proof, Australian Kookaburra 1995
See also

Coins issued by the Perth Mint in the Australian Kookaburra series in 1995 include:
- 1 kg Silver Bullion, Australian Kookaburra (on tree branch)
- 1 kg Silver Proof, Australian Kookaburra (in flight)
- 10 oz Silver Bullion, Australian Kookaburra (on tree branch)
- 10 oz Silver Proof, Australian Kookaburra (in flight)
- 2 oz Silver Bullion, Australian Kookaburra (on tree branch)
- 2 oz Silver Proof, Australian Kookaburra (in flight)
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Australian Kookaburra (on tree branch)
- 1 oz Silver Proof, Australian Kookaburra (in flight)

Silver Two Ounces 1995 Australian Kookaburra, Proof: Known varieties
Variety Canberra Florin Privy Mark
Mintage Issued: unknown. Mintage limit: 1,500
Details

A privy mark on the reverse above the flying bird, showing the reverse design of the 1927 Parliament House (Canberra) Florin, which is the first commemorative coin issued by Australia. At centre, it shows the (now "old") Parliament House; around above, the inscription PARLIAMENT · HOUSE · AUSTRALIA; around below, the value and denomination · ONE · FLORIN ·, above which 1927.

Issued for the Numismatic Association of Australia (NAA) International Coin Fair in Sydney, 1-2 April 1995.

In capsule and black box, with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Variety Melbourne Florin Privy Mark
Mintage Issued: unknown. Mintage limit: 1,500
Details

A privy mark on the reverse above the flying bird, showing the reverse design of the 1934-1935 Victoria / Melbourne Centenary Florin, which is the second commemorative coin issued by Australia. At centre, it shows horse rider holding a flaming torch. In exergue, the denomination · FLORIN · (two shillings, or 24 pence); around above, CENTENARY · VICTORIA · MELBOURNE · 1934-35.

Issued for the Numismatic Association of Australia (NAA) International Coin, Medal and Banknote Fair in Melbourne, 15-16 July 1995.

In capsule and black box, with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Variety Beyond WWII Privy Mark
Mintage Issued: unknown. Mintage limit: 1,000
Details

A commemorative gold plated privy mark above the flying bird, depicting two doves facing each other, with the inscription 50 YEARS BEYOND W.W. II around. Issued to mark the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II.

In capsule and black box, with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Variety Golden Eagle Privy Mark
Mintage Issued: unknown. Mintage limit: 800
Details

A gold plated privy mark on the reverse depicting the American Gold Eagle, as shown on the earliest American gold coins.

Released in two-coin Eagle Privy Mark set only, not individually.

In Set The Australian Kookaburra 1995 Proof Issue - Golden Eagle Honor Mark Set, mintage unknown
2 coins: 10 oz Silver Proof, Australian Kookaburra 1995, 2 oz Silver Proof, Australian Kookaburra 1995
Silver Two Ounces 1995 Australian Kookaburra, Proof: References to Information Used
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All (63) coins of type: Silver Two Ounces (2 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Two Ounces 1991 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 1992 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 84,782 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 1992 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 1993 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 35,329 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 1993 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 3,290 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 1994 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 39,603 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 1994 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 2,250 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 1995 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 45,308 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 1995 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 2,480 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 1996 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 78,424 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 1996 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 2,600 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 1997 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2002 Australian Kookaburra 15,696 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2011 Year of the Rabbit unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 999 SILVER 2011 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2017 Year of the Rooster unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2017 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2017 Australian Koala 3,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2 oz 9999 Ag 2017 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2018 Australian Koala unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2 oz 9999 Ag 2018 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2018 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 3,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
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Silver Two Ounces 2020 Australian Kookaburra 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS · 1990 2020
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Silver Two Ounces 1995 Australian Kookaburra, Proof: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Two Ounces (2 oz), Australian Kookaburra
Issued1995
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait, by Raphael Maklouf
Face Value2 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage2,480
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerJovan Radanovich
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size50.400 mm
Thickness4.500 mm
Mass62.770 g
OCC IDBVYX-OWRC-XMWQ-EJZN
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Silver Two Ounces 1995 Australian Kookaburra, Proof: Photos
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1995-P $2 Kookaburra KM-290
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1995-P $2 Kookaburra KM-290
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Silver Two Ounces 1995 Australian Kookaburra, Proof: Catalogue Reference IDs
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Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 290