In 2021, the long-running Australian Kookaburra Series gained something it hasn’t had in more than three decades in production: a platinum coin. The new Platinum Kookaburra is available in a 1/10 oz weight only and has a limited mintage. The debut release quickly sold out at Perth Mint and with dealers. With the same mintage set for 2022, the second release of this coin is sure to sell out quickly as well. Right now, 2022 1/10 oz Platinum Australian Kookaburras are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you inside acrylic capsules!
- 33rd release of Australian Kookaburras!
- Second coin in the Platinum Kookaburra Series!
- Mintage limited to 15,000 coins only!
- Now sold out at the mint!
- Consists of One-Tenth Troy ounce of .9995 fine platinum in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of $15 (AUD) backed by the federal government of Australia.
- On the obverse is a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
- The reverse features a birdbath with a kookaburra perched on the edge.
- Artwork by Natasha Muhl.
Each 2022 1/10 oz Platinum Australian Kookaburra offered here comes with an individual acrylic capsule for delivery. The coins available in this listing are in Brilliant Uncirculated condition, with full mint luster. BU coins can showcase common flaws resulting from the coining process.
Platinum Kookaburras mark the third version of the Australian Kookaburra to debut at the Perth Mint. The series has long offered silver bullion versions of the coin, with 1 oz and 1 Kilo coins historically the most popular in that metal. However, a 1/10 oz gold version of the coin is also available in addition to these 1/10 oz platinum coins.
On the obverse of 2022 Platinum Kookaburras is a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Designed in 2015 by Jody Clark, this effigy is the sixth-generation design for Australian coins and is the first since 1966 to include her shoulders within the portrait field. This image shows the queen at the age of 89 with the George IV State Diadem.
The reverse side of 2022 1/10 oz Platinum Kookaburras features an image of the largest member of the kingfisher species. This year’s design shows the bird as it sits perched on the edge of an ornate birdbath. The Agapanthus plant is featured in the background field. The Agapanthus is a flowering plant that is commonly used in gardens in Australia.
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