2022 0.5gram Australia Mini Money Series - Mini Kookaburra .9999 Gold Frosted Uncirculated Coin

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The Royal Australian Mint’s Mini Money gold coin series will feature a selection of Australia’s iconic native animals. The Kookaburra, one of Australia’s most recognisable and distinctive birds, is presented on the second coin.

This $5 coin contains a half gram of 99.99 per cent gold, packaged in an attractive presentation capsule. The mintage is limited to just 5000 units.

The coin is legal tender and features Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth Il on the obverse and, on the reverse, a highly detailed design of kookaburra perched on a textured branch. This is an affordable product for someone interested in collecting gold coins and Australias distinctive wildlife.

Key Features

  • Celebrating one of Australia's most recognisable and distinctive birds, the Kookaburra
  • The second release of the series 
  • Struck by the Royal Australian Mint from 99.90% Gold to Frosted Uncirculated quality
  • Australian legel tender - maximum mintage of 5,000

About Kookaburra

Kookaburras can be found throughout easter Australia, from Queensland to South Australia, and have been widely introduced into Tasmania, Westem Australia and even New Zealand.

The Kookaburra is a large kingfisher bird, but unlike other kingfishers, the kookaburra rarely eats fish. With an estimated population of 65 million, kockaburra’s can be typically found in eucalyptus forest and woodlands throughout Australia and well as urban parks, gardens and backyards — sometimes stealing food!

Often referred to as the “laughing kookabura” for it’s distinctive vocal pattern, the kookaburra call is not as friendly as it may appear.

Their calls are actually warming other birds to keep away. Researchers have found that family units will laugh in a similar manner and vocalise together to amplify their daim to their territory.

This intriguing bird is an icon of Australia, featuring in films, books and music such as the well-known song Kookaburra [sits in the old qumtree], which is sang by generations of Australian children.

More Information
Year 2022
Metal Content Gold
Denomination $5
Purity 9999
Condition Brilliant Uncirculated
Country Australia
Manufacturer Royal Australian Mint
Mintage 5,000
Diameter (mm) 11.15
Series Mini Money Gold Coin
Box & Certificate Coin in slab capsule