The Perth Mint of Australia has started accepting orders for a half gram sized gold coin featuring the Kookaburra. This completes a trio of diminutive gold coins featuring iconic Australian animals.
In 2010, the Perth Mint had introduced the “Mini Roo,” a 99.99% gold coin with a weight of just 0.5 grams (0.016 troy ounces) featuring the image of a kangaroo. For the inaugural year of 2010, sales had reached 15,713 units. Subsequent releases saw sales of 14,852 in 2011, 20,080 in 2012, and 8,803 in 2013. The 2014-dated release went on sale in March
In 2013, the half gram gold Mini Koala was introduced. From the launch in July 2013 through December 31, 2013, sales for the product have reached 3,511.
The new 2014 Mini Kookaburra features the image of the iconic Australian bird in a resting pose. The inscription below indicates “0.5 gram 999 gold” with the Perth Mint’s “P” mint mark in the right field.
The obverse design features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II with inscriptions indicating the “2014 date and the “2 Dollars” legal tender denomination.
The button sized coins have a diameter of 11.60 mm and maximum thickness of 0.70 mm. The coins come housed in a protective acrylic capsule mounted on a wallet sized card. There is an unlimited mintage for the issue.
For additional information or to place an order, please visit the Perth Mint product page.