Silver Piedfort Kookaburra & Baby

Size Fine Metal Content Diameter Weight Fineness
2 troy oz. .9999 fine silver 40.6mm 2 oz 99.99% fine silver
10 troy oz. .9999 fine silver 65.06mm 310.066 gm 99.99% fine silver

The Silver Piedfort Kookaburra & Baby is the third in the “Next Generation” series from the Perth Mint. The 2 and 10 ounce coins are now available exclusively from Dillon Gage.

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This series was launched in 2018 with the popular “Koala and Baby” design. The 2019 issue featured a Crocodile and its offspring. Each design is struck in both 2 oz and 10 oz.

This series of .9999 fine silver coins is struck by the Perth Mint, so the mother and baby species featured in the series are all Australia’s iconic fauna.

The baby kookaburra is shown begging its mother for food. Kookaburras are tree-dwelling kingfishers native to Australia and New Guinea. They grow to (11–17 in) in length. The name is a loanword from an aboriginal language that sounds like the bird’s distinctive call. The loud “laugh” of the kookaburra was commonly used as a sound effect for “jungle” scenes, particularly in older movies.

All of The Next Generation coins will display a mother and baby on the reverse, while the obverse shows portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. The coin’s face value of $2 (AUD) is backed by the federal government of Australia. In addition, each Next Generation coin includes the enhanced security element of micro-engraved radial lines.

This series also includes an unusual aspect, all of the coins will be struck as Piedfort coins. This means that the coins, while the same diameter as Perth’s standard round silver coins of the same weight, will be double the thickness.

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