The 2022 Australia 1oz Silver Kookaburra Coin features a stunning design of the Kookaburra bird perched on a bird bath. In the background are agapanthus flowers with their leaves poking out at the bottom. This is the most recent release by the Perth Mint in their long-running Kookaburra Coin Series. This design looks fantastic in bullion grade 1 oz. .9999 fine silver.
- Limited to a mintage of 500,000
- 1 oz .9999 fine silver BU Grade
- Minted by the Perth Mint
- Legal tender of Australia-face value $1
- Protective capsule packaging for individual coins
- Obverse has Queen Elizabeth II wearing her crown and dangle earrings. Engraved at the top is ‘Elizabeth II’ ‘Australia’. At the bottom is ‘1 Dollar’
- Reverse has the Australian Kookaburra bird perched on a bird bath. Engraved at the top is ‘2022 1oz. 9999 Silver’ and ‘Kookaburra’.
On the obverse of this coin is Jody Clark’s famous effigy of Queen Elizabeth II wearing her royal diadem and royal jewelry. The queen looks especially regal and poised in this profile portrait commissioned by the Royal Mint in 2015. Written in an arch above her head is ‘Elizabeth II’. On her right shoulder are the letters ‘JC’, Jody Clark’s initials. Below the queen’s portrait is written, ‘1 Dollar’ which is the legal tender face value backed by the Australian Government.
The Reverse of the coin features the coin’s namesake, the Australian Kookaburra bird. This year’s design is by Perth Mint’s artist, Natasha Muhl. Muhl captures the bird perched on the edge of a bird bath. Behind the bath are agapanthus flowers, and the long luscious leaves can be seen under the edge of the bird bath. These agapanthus flowers are a very popular flower and the kookaburra bird or what is sometimes called the laughing kookaburra bird, is synonymous with Australia. Above the scene is written ‘2022 1oz. 9999 Silver’ and ‘Kookaburra’. On one of the leaves under the bird bath are Natasha Muhl’s initials,‘NM’. Under the bird’s tail is the letter ‘P’, the mark of the Perth Mint.
The Perth Mint is considered one of the most trusted mints in the world going back to 1899 when it was first founded. The mint started as another location for the Royal Mint in England but later became Australia’s own mint. This mint with its wealth of experience has shown that they are masters of the traditional production of coins but have also shown the world that they can set trends with modern techniques like use of color and gilding.
The 2022 Australia 1 oz Silver Kookaburra Coin is a must buy with its beautiful, high-quality design and being that it is a collector’s favorite. With a limit of 500,000 worldwide, be sure to buy yours today.