Australian kookaburra

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.

Discover Australia 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.

59 2012 DiscoverAustralia Kookaburra Gold 1 2oz Proof InCase V2

Presentation packaging 

Accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity. Each coin is housed in presentation packaging comprising a display case featuring a timber lid and a superbly illustrated box-shipper.



Year 2012
Metal Gold
Gold Content (Troy oz) 0.500
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 50.00
Fineness (% purity) 99.99
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 15.554
Maximum Diameter (mm) 25.10
Maximum Thickness (mm) 2.40
Maximum Mintage 500
Finish Proof
Legal Tender Australian
Effigy Ian Rank-Broadley design of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II
Designer Aleysha Howarth

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