Australian Silver Coins

Australian Silver Coins showcase the very best of Australian culture and coinage. For decades, stackers have used Australian silver to build their precious metal portfolios. Are you ready to stack competitively priced Australian Silver Coins with Hero Bullion? Check out our inventory below. 

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2023 1 oz Australian Silver Kangaroo Coin

The 1 oz Australian Silver Kangaroo has been one of the world’s most popular silver bullion coins for nearly a decade. Since its premier in 2015, the coin has established itself as an excellent investment for collectors who want a coin that merges beauty with pure silver bullion. On the obverse of this .9999 fine silver coin, you’ll find Britain’s former Queen, Elizabeth II. The reverse depicts the namesake of the coin, the Australian Kangaroo. The adorable animal hops into the air amid a sunburst design. 

2024 Australian 1 oz Silver Kookaburra Coin

We’re very excited to announce the release of the 2024 Australian 1 oz Silver Kookaburra Coin. On this coin, a new reverse shows the Kookaburra flying over mountains with a snake in its talons. This 99.99% pure silver coin also marks the first coin in the Silver Kookaburra series to feature King Charles III on the obverse. He looks off into the distance while wearing a suit. The Kookaburra is minted in limited numbers and is currently on pre-sale from Hero Bullion. 

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Silver coins are a popular way for investors to diversify their portfolios with precious metals. Featuring brilliant designs, highly pure silver, and a reputation among collectors, Australian Silver Coins are an excellent choice if you’re considering a silver investment this year. 

Hero Bullion offers some of the most competitive prices around on all of our Australian Silver Coins. Produced by the world renowned Perth Mint in Australia, these coins represent everything there is to love about buying beautiful silver bullion coins. 

At the top of this page, you can explore our entire inventory of silver coins from Australia. We’re proud of how many of Perth Mint’s brilliant creations are stored in our safe. 

Still not sure if Australian Silver Coins are the right move for your growing silver stack? No problem! Keep reading for an in-depth look at the history, advantages, and stunning beauty of Australian Silver Coins. 

The Perth Mint: A History of Excellence 

Like many of the world’s leading government mints, Perth was once a subsidiary of the British Royal Mint. Its initial purpose was to refine gold, silver, and other precious metals found during the Australian Gold Rush. 

Over time, Australia’s primary mint became more independent. Interestingly enough, the Perth Mint didn’t become officially independent until 1970, when control of it was assumed by the Western Australian government. After they had control of the mint, Australia’s government began releasing a series of coins that would eventually become some of the most popular in the world. 

Throughout its history, the Perth Mint has continually pushed the limits of bullion purity in their products. In fact, they broke an international record in 1957 when they managed to produce a gold product with six-nines (99.9999%) pure gold bullion. 

Today, the mint’s most popular Australian Silver Coin is likely the Australian Silver Kangaroo. While the Australian Gold Kangaroo (or Gold Nugget) was first introduced in 1986, the Perth Mint didn’t actually begin producing Australian Silver Kangaroos until 2015. 

The Perth Mint’s history of excellence makes them a premier distributor of government silver coins. Australian Silver Coins are a core part of silver collections all around the world. Isn’t it time you started stacking Australian silver for your portfolio? 

Why Buy Australian Silver Coins? 

Our main pitch for Australian Silver Coins is relatively simple. The coins made by Perth Mint are beautiful, feature high quality pure silver bullion, and are instantly recognizable investments. 

We don’t need to sell you on Australian Silver Coins. Instead, let’s let the coins speak for themselves by taking a closer look at some of the most popular Australian Silver Coins for sale on the Hero Bullion website. 

Most Popular Australian Silver Coins 

Throughout the Perth Mint’s history, the distributor has released a number of exceptionally popular silver coins. However, three coins share the prize for the most popular Australian Silver Coins ever produced: the Australian Silver Kangaroo, Australian Silver Kookaburra, and Australian Silver Lunar Series. 

Below, we’ll give readers a brief overview of these three heavy-hitting Australian Silver Coins, as well as the designs that made them so popular among collectors. 

Australian Silver Kangaroo Coin 

For silver buffs, the Australian Silver Kangaroo’s reputation is without peer. The coin has really only been in production for about nine years, but its mintage figures alone should demonstrate just how popular this coin has been for collectors around the world. Let’s take a look. 

Year Mintage Figure
2015 300,000
2016 11,245,615
2017 5,178,016
2018 4,395,517
2019 5,650,501
2020 13,169,939
2021 11,735,394

Talk about an explosion in popularity! Following a mintage of only 300,000 in its first year of distribution, the Australian Silver Kangaroo’s mintage figures shot up above 11 million in just a single year. 

Part of the coin’s success has to do with the brilliant kangaroo design on its reverse. The coin is minted with a standard .9999 fineness, and the jumping kangaroo on the reverse side of the Australian Silver Kangaroo helps make it a favorite for collectors everywhere. Here, the kangaroo jumps inside of a unique starburst design. The wavelike pattern on the outer circle of the coin functions as a design choice and a potential security feature.

2024 Australia 1 oz Silver Kookaburra Coin
2024 Australian 1 oz Silver Kookaburra Coin

Usually, the coin features Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of England. Following her recent death, the coin will now start highlighting the portrait of King Charles III, who assumed the English crown last year. 

Australian Silver Kookaburra Coin

Minted since 1990, the Australian Silver Kookaburra Coin is another instant classic from the Perth Mint. Unlike the immensely popular and high mintage Australian Silver Kangaroo, this coin is minted in limited numbers each year. Generally, fewer than 300,000 Australian Silver Kookaburra Coins are allocated to bullion dealers like Hero Bullion every release. 

Another distinctive feature of the Australian Silver Kookaburra is the coin’s yearly design change. The obverse design of the coin is routinely changed to reflect the current age of Britain’s monarch, but the reverse-side design of the Kookaburra also changes each year. 

This is one reason why the Silver Kookaburra remains one of the most popular Australian Silver Coins in the world. Due to the coin’s limited mintage and yearly design changes, this silver collectible often fetches a higher value among numismatic coin collectors than most other silver bullion coins. 

Australian Silver Lunar Series Coins

To celebrate the Chinese Lunar Calendar, the Perth Mint also releases an exceedingly popular coin collection called the “Australian Lunar Series.” These silver coins also change their reverse-side designs each year. 

The Chinese Lunar Calendar names one animal each year. People born every year are rumored to possess the traits associated with the animal of their year. To celebrate this global cultural phenomenon, the Perth Mint releases a new coin for the collection each year. 

The reverse of each coin will include the Chinese character for that animal, as well as a beautiful design depicting the beast (or critter) in action. Investors love the comprehensive, realistic designs of these coins, and they make fantastic gifts for loved ones. 

Collecting a full set of this series could be a great investment strategy. When the series concludes, some collectors may pay a hefty premium for a pre-packaged full set. For some investors, this is a fantastic opportunity to make some extra profit. 

Pros and Cons of Buying Australian Silver Coins

There are quite a few benefits to buying Australian Silver Coins for sale from Hero Bullion. As you’d probably be able to guess, there’s also one big con to investing in the Perth Mint’s exceptionally popular silver coins. 

Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of buying Australian Silver Coins. 

Pros of Investing in Australian Silver Bullion Coins 

For this guide, we’ve chosen to highlight only three of the main benefits associated with investing in Australian Silver Coins. As a general rule, people love Australian silver because of the mint’s world renowned reputation, the beauty of their silver bullion coins, and the high purity these coins are minted with. 

World Renowned Minting Standards

The Perth Mint is on the cutting edge of coin minting technology. In 1957, they shocked even the centuries-old Royal Mint when Perth managed to produce a gold plate of unprecedented 99.9999% purity. 

2023 1 oz Australian Silver Kangaroo Coin Reverse
2023 1 oz Australian Silver Kangaroo Coin

This history of excellence clearly shows in the mint’s current offering of Australian Silver Coins. Each of our Australian Silver Coins display the very best of Perth’s minting techniques. These beautiful collectable coins come with the full backing of the Australian government and capitalize on Perth Mint’s history of excellence. 

When you go to sell your silver coins, it’s great to have the recognizability that Australian Silver Coins provide. 

Beautiful, Collectable Designs 

We’ve talked quite a bit about the beautiful look of Australian Silver Coins, so we won’t belabor the point here. Still, you should know that Perth Mint silver coins are popular for a reason. For decades, the mint has produced some of the most recognizable silver coins on the planet. Their Australian Silver Coins and Silver Kookaburras are just the tip of the iceberg. 

Once you start collecting the beautiful coins and series offered by Perth Mint, you’ll never need to worry about finding a buyer who’s familiar with your silver coins. Australian Silver Coins are a staple in collections around the world, so their resale value tends to maintain or appreciate over time. 

High Silver Purity 

Many of the Australian Silver Coins on this page are minted with .9999 fine silver bullion. This is just about as pure as it gets without making the coin too malleable to be handled. This is great news for silver stackers; higher purity is almost always better if you’re looking to get as much silver as possible for your money. 

The high silver purity also helps make the designs on Australian Silver Coins even easier to treasure. Coins like the Australian Silver Kangaroo look truly beautiful when their designs are set against the incredibly fine silver bullion shaped by the experts at the Perth Mint. 

Even on .999 fine silver coins, the benefits are still very clear. The high purity of Australian Silver Coins is one big advantage to putting your money on this certified bullion tradition. 

Cons to Buying Australian Silver Coinage

While we’re certainly bullish on Australian Silver Coins, there is one notable disadvantage to buying coins from the Perth Mint: premiums. Precious metal premiums are a necessary evil. Every dealer charges premiums, and premiums can vary from product to product. 

Let’s take a look at this singular con to investing in Australian Silver Coins below. 

High Silver Premiums 

As we’ve discussed quite a few times on the Hero Bullion blog, silver coins are often plagued by high premiums over spot price. For new investors, a premium refers to the small fee you pay on top of a silver coin’s melt value. Several factors influence the premium fee tacked onto a coin’s value. A coin’s rarity, production value, and demand all affect how much of a premium you’ll pay to get your hands on it. 

Because of the popularity and beauty of Australian Silver Coins, these products are often sold at some of the highest precious metal premiums in the industry. This might be worthwhile, especially if you’re someone who loves the look and feel of authentic Australian Silver Coin. 

But if you’re in the market for low premium silver, we generally recommend turning to other products, such as silver bars. Because silver bars don’t come with the high premiums associated with Australian Silver Coins, they’re a good choice for investors who want to get the very most silver possible for their cash. 

How to Buy Australian Silver Coins

You can buy Australian Silver Coins from online and in-person precious metals dealers all over the world. 

2024 Australian 1 oz Silver Lunar Dragon
2024 Australian 1 oz Silver Lunar Dragon Coin

Hero Bullion is a Texas-based bullion dealer. We offer silver, gold, and platinum products from nearly every major world mint. Our competitive prices for Australian Silver Coins make us one of the preferred dealers to thousands of customers and silver stackers across the United States. 

Scroll up to the top of this page to find our current selection of in-stock Australian Silver Coins. If you’re looking for a special coin, be sure to contact our customer service team to see how we may be able to help. 

Final Thoughts: Affordable Australian Silver Coins For Sale

We’re extremely proud of our vast inventory of Australian Silver Coins. For over a hundred years, the Perth Mint has established itself as one of the world’s top producers of quality silver bullion coins. Today, you can buy cheap Australian Silver Coins from Hero Bullion – precious metals simply delivered.