2009 Bullion Coins
By World Coin News
Australian kangaroo, kookaburra,
koala and lunar coins will make up the Perth
Mint's 2009 Australian Bullion Coin Program. The
coins will be available Oct. 1.
The 1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/10 and 1/20 ounce gold coin
reverse design depicts a kangaroo with a joey in
its pouch with a representation of the Southern
Cross constellation and the seven-pointed
Commonwealth Star in the background. The reverse
design of the larger 1 kilo, 10 ounce and 2
ounce coins portrays a classic kangaroo design
by Dr. Stuart Devlin, jeweller and goldsmith to
Mintages are 350,000 for the 1 ounce, 100,000
for the 1/2 ounce, 150,000 for the 1/4 ounce,
200,000 for the 1/10 ounce and 200,000 for the
1/20 ounce. The 1 kilo, 10 ounce and 2 ounce
coins have unlimited mintages.
This year's releases in the Australian Lunar
series of gold coins mark the 2009 Year of the
Ox. The design portrays an ox lying on grass
with bamboo branches and the Chinese character
for "ox" above.
The coin comes in 1 kilo, 10 ounce, 2 ounce, 1
ounce, 1/2 ounce, 1/4 ounce, 1/10 ounce and 1/20
ounce sizes. The 1 ounce coin has a 30,000
mintage limit. There is no mintage limit for the
others in the series, but production will close
at the end of 2009.
Perth's silver bullion coins are struck from
99.9 percent pure silver. The kookaburra coin is
available in 1 kilo, 10 ounce, 2 ounce and 1
ounce versions. The reverse design displays the
native Australian kookaburra as well as a "P20"
mintmark that signifies that the coin is part of
the 20th annual issue. The 1 ounce coin has a
mintage limit of 300,000. There is no limit for
the others in the series.
The 10, 1 and 1/2 ounce koala coins are another
series in the mint's silver bullion program. No
mintage limit applies to these coins, but
production will close at the end of 2009. A 1
kilo koala coin will also be available. It will
be produced through the end of next year with no
The silver lunar coin depicts an ox and calf
standing on grass with hills in the background
and the Chinese character for "ox" at the top.
It is available in 1 kilo and 1/2 kilo versions,
as well as in 10, 5, 2, 1 and 1/2 ounce
versions. The 1 kilo coin has a mintage limit of
300,000, and no mintage limit applies to the
others in the series. Production will end at the
end of 2009.