The Kookaburra is one of Australia’s most recognisable birds found throughout mainland Australia. The bird’s white coloured plumage and brown facial stripe is distinctive, as is its loud laughing call. A territorial tree-dwelling kingfisher, the Kookaburra is believed to mate for life. Both the male and female partner share the incubation duties of their unhatched eggs, while other members in the family group later assist with the parenting responsibilities.
Proof Quality 99.99% Pure Gold
These 2012 coins are struck by The Perth Mint from 1/2oz, 1/10oz and 1/25oz of 99.99% pure gold in proof quality.
The coin’s reverse depicts a Kookaburra perched on a tree branch partially submerged in a river, and the inscriptions DISCOVER AUSTRALIA and KOOKABURRA. The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark and the 2012 year-date are also included in the design.
Australian Legal Tender
The coins are issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.
H.M. Queen Elizabeth II Obverse
Each coin’s obverse bears the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Extremely Limited Mintage
The Perth Mint will release no more than 500 1/2oz gold coins, 1,000 1/10oz gold coins and 2,500 1/25oz gold coins.
Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
Each coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Each coin is housed in presentation packaging comprising a display case featuring a timber lid and a superbly illustrated box-shipper.
The Perth Mint is proud to announce the new releases in the epic Discover Australia coin program depicting aspects of Australian wildlife and landscape. These iconic coins represent the pinnacle of artistry and craftsmanship.