Perth Mint 100th Anniversary of the Australian Kookaburra Square Penny

This year’s Perth Money Expo ANDA Special features the spectacular 2019 kookaburra design. Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the kookaburra square penny design, the coin also features a privy mark depicting the historic kookaburra pattern.

Struck by Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.99% pure silver, the coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.

The Perth Mint will release no more than 2,000 of the 100th Anniversary of the Australian Kookaburra Square Penny Privy Mark 2019 1oz Silver Coin.

The Australasian Numismatic Dealer’s Association (ANDA) is the professional body representing individuals and businesses that deal in coins and banknotes throughout Australasia.

Design

The coin’s reverse portrays a kookaburra perched on a branch by a river at sunset. The design also includes the inscription AUSTRALIAN KOOKABURRA, the 2019 year-date, the weight and fineness, and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark. In tribute to the 100th anniversary of the 1919 square kookaburra penny, a square privy depicts the historic kookaburra pattern, including the words AUSTRALIA and ONE PENNY.

The coin’s obverse depicts the Jody Clark effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination.

Designer(s):

Designer and engraver Jody Clark joined the Royal Mint UK in 2012. His portrait of Queen Elizabeth II became the fifth official portrait in 2015 (View Designer’s Profile).

Since 2008, Perth Mint artist Aleysha Howarth has infused her personal sense of style and a love for nature into her coin designs. Alicia earned a degree in Graphic Design from the Central TAFE School of Art and Design. Her innovative colorized ballet coin series of 2011 earned her international acclaim. She was also the lead designer of the Perth Mint’s Opal coin series.

Presentation

The coin is presented in a colored presentation card which incorporates a fold-out stand for upright display.

Coin Specifications:

Country:  Australia
Year Of Issue:  2019
Denomination:  1 Dollar (AUD)
Mint Mark:  P
Mintage: 2,000
Alloy:  .9999 Silver
Weight:  31.107 g
Diameter:  40.60 mm
Thickness:  3.21 mm
OBV Designer Jody Clark
REV Designer Aleysha Howarth

 

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