Highly desirable collectable

The Perth Mint’s annual interpretations of the Australian Kookaburra have been highly sought-after since the launch of the resoundingly successful 1oz bullion coin in 1990. The spectacular entry of that release into worldwide markets prompted the first proof issue a year later.

Mid-flight design

The coin’s impressive reverse illustrates Australia’s iconic kookaburra in mid-flight, allowing the design to highlight the magnificent bird's plumage in intricate detail. In a highly atmospheric touch, a full moon is depicted in the background. The design evokes how the kookaburra's distinctive call is often heard at dusk when the moon is rising and the birds are roosting for the night, or at daybreak as they awake.


04 australian kookaburra 2018 5oz silver proof high relief InCase

Presentation packaging 

Each coin is housed in a Perth Mint classic display case and is accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity.



Year 2018
Metal Silver
Silver Content (Troy oz) 5.000
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 8.00
Fineness (% purity) 99.99
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 155.533
Maximum Diameter (mm) 50.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 11.00
Maximum Mintage 500
Finish Proof, High Relief
Legal Tender Australian
Effigy Ian Rank-Broadley design of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II
Designer Neil Hollis

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