The Perth Mint will release the 2013 Australian Kookaburra Silver Bullion Coins on September 3, 2012. The .999 fine silver coins include new reverse artistry featuring the native Australian bird.
The Kookaburra is best known for its unusual call, which sounds like human laughter. The Perth Mint has issued silver coins featuring the Australian bird since 1990, with a new release design created for each year of release.
The reverse design for the latest release features a depiction of two juvenile kookaburras sitting on a tree branch amid some flowers. The inscriptions include “Australian Kookaburra”, the “2013” date, and an indication of the weight and purity of the silver content. The Perth Mint’s “P” mint mark appears in the left field. The obverse design of the coin contains the Ian Rank-Broadly effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with the legal tender denomination.
Available sizes include 1 kilo, 10 ounce, and 1 ounce coins. A mintage limit of 1,000,000 will apply to the 1 oz size, with no limit imposed for the remaining sizes. All sizes will be available for release on September 3, 2012.