In 1990, the Perth Mint introduced Australian Kookaburra silver bullion coins, a 99.9% pure silver series that would become one of the world’s most popular by featuring annually changing Kookaburra reverses.
To celebrate 25 years of coins, the 2015 Australian Kookaburra silver bullion coin features the original design from 1990. It showcases an adult kookaburra sitting on a tree stump surrounded by eucalyptus leaves and a fern. A dual date of 1990-2015 is inscribed around the scene which differentiates it from its classic 1990 counterpart. Other inscriptions include THE AUSTRALIAN KOOKABURRA and 1 OZ. 999 SILVER.
A graphic published by the Perth Mint, which is embedded directly below, shows designs on each of the 26 coins issued since 1990.
Kookaburra silver bullion coins are a favorite of investors and collectors who seek them out because of their annually changing designs and limited mintages. The table below shows the maximum and declared mintages for the one-ounce Kookaburra coins.
Australia Kookaburra Silver Bullion Mintages
|Year||Maximum Mintage||Declared Mintage|
*The Perth Mint indicated a sell-out of the 2014 Australian Kookaburra 1oz silver bullion coins on Dec. 31, 2013.
Throughout the years, the Perth Mint has also issued special numismatic versions along with three different sized bullion coins — 1 kilogram coins, ten ounce coins and two ounce coins.