2015 Kookaburra, Kangaroo and Koala Coins in Collection

November 23, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Three of Australia’s favorite bush creatures are showcased on three silver coins that are now available in one set. Featured on Perth Mint coins are a kookaburra, a kangaroo and a koala — all in high relief.

2015 Kookaburra, Kangaroo, Koala High-Relief Silver Coins

[Shown: 2015 Kookaburra, Kangaroo, and Koala High-Relief Silver Coins]

This set, called the 2015 Australian High Relief Silver Proof Three-Coin Collection, is limited to 1,000. The coins themselves are also available individually with mintages of 10,000 for the kookaburra and koala and 20,000 for the kangaroo.

Coin Designs and Specifications

Each coin bears the chosen design for the featured animal as seen on other 2015-dated silver coins from the Perth Mint. The major exception, however, is that they are in high relief, struck on concave surfaces for optimum flow and enhanced detail.

The Kookaburra silver coin depicts a single adult kookaburra perched on a tree stump. Surrounding the bird are eucalyptus leaves, a fern, and the inscriptions of THE AUSTRALIAN KOOKABURRA, 1 OZ. 999 SILVER, 1990-2015, and the mintmark of P25 highlighting the 25th year of the series.

Seen on the reverse of the kangaroo silver coin is an adult kangaroo as it bounds across the Australian landscape at dusk. Inscriptions include AUSTRALIAN KANGAROO, 2015 1 OZ 999 SILVER and the ‘P’ mintmark.

An adult koala sitting on the fork of a eucalyptus tree is featured on the reverse of the koala silver coin. Above, AUSTRALIAN KOALA is inscribed with 2015 1 OZ 999 SILVER below and the ‘P’ mintmark to the right.

All three coins are legal tender of Australia and include the Queen Elizabeth II portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley on the obverse. Inscriptions include ELIZABETH II, AUSTRALIA and the face value of 1 DOLLAR.

Additional specifications are:

  • Silver content – 1 Troy oz
  • Monetary Denomination – $1 AUD
  • Fineness – 99.9 % pure
  • Minimum Gross Weight – 31.135 grams
  • Maximum Diameter – 32.60 mm
  • Maximum Thickness – 6.00 mm
  • Maximum Coin Mintage – 10,000 kookaburra, 20,000 kangaroo, 10,000 koala
  • Reverse Designers – Dr Stuart Devlin for the kookaburra, Wade Robinson for the Kangaroo and Ing Ing Jong for the Koala
  • Obverse Designer – Ian Rank-Broadley


The 2015 Australian High Relief Silver Proof Three-Coin Collection is available directly from the Perth Mint’s website at www.perthmint.com.au. You may also use this affiliate link.

Each set ships in a three-coin Perth display case with an illustrated shipper and a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

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