2022 $5 Mini Money Kookaburra 1/2gm (0.5g) .9999 Gold Frosted Uncirculated Coin
The Royal Australian Mint’s Mini Money gold coin series will feature a selection of Australia’s iconic native animals. The Kookaburra, one of Australia’s most recognisable and distinctive birds is presented on the second coin in the series.
Kookaburras can be found throughout eastern Australia, from Queensland to South Australia and have been widely introduced into Tasmania, Western Australia and even New Zealand.
The Kookaburra is a large kingfisher bird, but unlike other kingfishers, the kookaburra rarely eats fish. With an estimated population of 65 million, kookaburra’s can be typically found in eucalyptus forests and woodlands through Australia as well as urban parks, gardens and backyards – sometimes stealing food!
Often referred to as the “laughing kookaburra” for its distinctive vocal pattern, the kookaburra call is not as friendly as it may appear. Their calls are actually warning other birds to keep away. Researchers have found that family units will laugh in a similar manner and vocalise together to amplify their claim to their territory.
This intriguing bird is an icon of Australia, featuring in films, books and music such as the well-known song Kookaburra [sits in the old gumtree], which is sang by generations of Australian children.
Each coin is struck by the Royal Australian Mint from from 0.5g of 99.99% pure gold and is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965. The Royal Australian Mint will release no more than 5,000 of the 2022 Mini Money Kookaburra 1/2gm Gold Coin.
The reverse features a highly detailed design of a kookaburra perched on a textured branch. The reverse also includes the coin’s weight, fineness and designers initials “AS” inscription.
The coin’s obverse depicts the Jody Clark effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination and the 2022 year-date.
Each coin is presented in an attractive Royal Australian Mint themed presentation capsule.
|Gold Content (g)||0.5g|
|Monetary Denomination (AUD)||5.00|
|Fineness (% purity)||99.99|
|Obverse Designer||J. Clark|
|Reverse Designer||A. Stokic|
|Packaging||Coin in presentation capsule|
- Image 1 is not to scale, it is to display the coins design.
ABOUT THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN MINT
The Royal Australian Mint is the sole producer of all Australia’s circulating coins. Opened in 1965 and situated in the Australian federal capital city of Canberra, in the suburb of Deakin, the Mint is also a very popular tourist destination for visitors and locals alike. Swan Bullion Company is proud to be an authorised distributor for The Royal Australian Mint’s bullion and numismatic products.
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