Sunday, April 8, 2012

2012 Discover Australia – Kookaburra 1/2oz, 1/10oz, 1/25oz Gold Proof Coins Perth Mint Australia Gold

2012 Discover Australia – Kookaburra Gold Proof Coins at The Perth Mint, featuring:
  • Proof Quality 99.99% Pure Gold
  • Kookaburra Design
  • Australian Legal Tender 
  • H.M. Queen Elizabeth II Obverse
  • Extremely Limited Mintage
  • Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
  • Presentation Packaging
  • New One Year Series
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.

Kookaburra Design

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.

Presentation Packaging

Each coin is housed in presentation packaging comprising a display case featuring a timber lid and a superbly illustrated box-shipper.

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