Silver Two Ounces 1997 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Silver Two Ounces 1997 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion, Coin from Australia
CoinSilver Two Ounces 1997 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion

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.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage32,896
Obverse
Australia / Silver Two Ounces 1997 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion - 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 face value: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·.

The background of the central circle is frosted.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Reverse
Australia / Silver Two Ounces 1997 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion - reverse photo

Within a beaded border, the reverse design of the coin shows a kookaburra bird and its baby in the nest. At the base of the nest, the designer's initials JR (for Jovan Radanovich).

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 · 1997 ·

The background of the central circle is frosted.

Reverse Inscription THE AUSTRALIAN KOOKABURRA 2 OZ. 999 SILVER · 1997 ·
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

The varieties with privy marks and the mintage of the set are probably not included in the mintage report.

Included in Set
1997 Perth Coin Fair Coin and Medallion Set, mintage unknown, limited to 500
See also

Coins issued by the Perth Mint in the Australian Kookaburra series in 1997 include:
- 1 kg Silver Bullion, Australian Kookaburra 1997 (with baby in nest)
- 1 kg Silver Proof, Australian Kookaburra 1997 (on a fence)
- 10 oz Silver Bullion, Australian Kookaburra 1997 (with baby in nest)
- 10 oz Silver Proof, Australian Kookaburra 1997 (on a fence)
- 2 oz Silver Bullion, Australian Kookaburra 1997 (with baby in nest)
- 2 oz Silver Proof, Australian Kookaburra 1997 (on a fence)
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Australian Kookaburra 1997 (with baby in nest)
- 1 oz Silver Proof, Australian Kookaburra 1997 (on a fence)

Silver Two Ounces 1997 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion: Known varieties
Variety Crown Privy Mark
Mintage Issued: unknown. Mintage limit: 2,000
Details

A privy mark on the obverse in the form of an Australian pre-decimal crown coin depicting a crown at its centre. The inscriptions on it read COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA 1937 ONE CROWN.

Variety Shilling Privy Mark
Images Australia / Silver Two Ounces 1997 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion / Shilling Privy Mark - obverse photo Australia / Silver Two Ounces 1997 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion / Shilling Privy Mark - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown. Mintage limit: 2,000
Details

A privy mark on the obverse in the form of an Australian pre-decimal shilling coin depicting a ram's head. The inscriptions on it read AUSTRALIA SHILLING 1937.

Variety Threepence Privy Mark
Images Australia / Silver Two Ounces 1997 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion / Threepence Privy Mark - obverse photo Australia / Silver Two Ounces 1997 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion / Threepence Privy Mark - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown. Mintage limit: 2,000
Details

A privy mark on the obverse in the form of an Australian pre-decimal threepence coin depicting three ears of wheat held by a curved ribbon. The inscriptions on it read AUSTRALIA 1937 THREE PENCE.

Silver Two Ounces 1997 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion: References to Information Used
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All (74) coins of type: Silver Two Ounces (2 oz)
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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, Bullion 32,896 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 1997 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 2,050 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
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Silver Two Ounces 1997 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Two Ounces (2 oz), Australian Kookaburra
Issued1997
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait, by Raphael Maklouf
Face Value2 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage32,896
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerJovan Radanovich
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size50.4000 mm
Thickness4.500 mm
Mass62.2700 g
OCC IDLBRP-ORRC-BVAY-OMNY
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Silver Two Ounces 1997 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion: Photos
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Silver Two Ounces 1997 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion: Photo Coin, Australia, Silver Two Ounces 1997 / thumbnail Coin, Australia, Silver Two Ounces 1997
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Silver Two Ounces 1997 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion: Photo 1997 Australia 2 oz Silver Kookaburra Proof (Threepence Privy Mark) / thumbnail 1997 Australia 2 oz Silver Kookaburra Proof (Threepence Privy Mark)
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Silver Two Ounces 1997 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion: Photo 1997 Australia 2 oz Silver Kookaburra Proof (Threepence Privy Mark) / thumbnail 1997 Australia 2 oz Silver Kookaburra Proof (Threepence Privy Mark)
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Silver Two Ounces 1997 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion: Photo Australia $2 1997 2oz Silver BU Kookaburra Privy Mark - Shilling / thumbnail Australia $2 1997 2oz Silver BU Kookaburra Privy Mark - Shilling
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Silver Two Ounces 1997 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion: Photo Australia $2 1997 2oz Silver BU Kookaburra Privy Mark - Shilling / thumbnail Australia $2 1997 2oz Silver BU Kookaburra Privy Mark - Shilling
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Silver Two Ounces 1997 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 319