Wednesday, May 16, 2012

One Million Mintage For 2013 Kookaburra Silver Bullion Coin

The 2013 1oz Australian Kookaburra will be the first to have a mintage cap of 1 million coins.

The decision follows the expansion of the traditional 300,000 mintage to 500,000 for 2012. Despite the added availability, this year’s 1oz silver bullion coin sold out remarkably quickly and so we’ve taken the bold set of doubling the mintage.

There’s a feeling around the Mint that the 2013 artistry works particularly well. In fact it’s has been adjudged internally as one of the stand-outs from the entire program!

For me it recalls the classic two-bird designs of 1994 and 2001 but in the attractive style of Natasha Muhl who created the image for our acclaimed Australian Platypus platinum bullion coin.

Hopefully the market will agree and we’ll be interested in feedback via this blog when the time comes.
The 2013 Kookaburra design is due to be unveiled in mid-August, with availability via the website, bullion desk and international dealer network soon afterwards.

Stay tuned for the first glimpse of what promises to be a spectacular addition to the Australian Precious Metals Coin Program, which will also be celebrating the Year of the Snake in 2013.