2020 Silver 2oz Australia Next Generation Kookaburra Piedfort
New for 2020, Perth Mint is pleased to announce the third edition of their wonderful Next Generation Piedfort series. The first two releases were astounding successes! For the series format Perth reached all the way back to the Middle Ages of France and Great Britain for fresh inspiration. The Next Generation series is minted in the ancient “heavy-foot” style, known as piedfort. Those were the days when smaller diameter double-weight’s were popular. It was clear from the inaugural launch of this outstanding new series that piedfort will soon become popular once again. And this third release of the 2020 Silver 2oz Australia Next Generation Kookaburra Piedfort is certain to be well-received!
As unique as this double-weight coin’s style is, the real focus should shine on the theme of the series. The Next Generation is a wonderful celebration of life in the wild extending across generations. Each coin design in the series will display a poignant scene of a mother and child representation of Australian Outback wildlife. This third release features the iconic kookaburra, with a truly wonderful natural scene.
As a legal tender offering of Australia, the obverse displays the 6th generation effigy of Queen Elizabeth II to be displayed on Australian coins, designed by Jody Clark. Inscriptions at the rim include, “ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA” at the top, and “2oz 9999 Ag . 2020 . 2 DOLLARS” at the bottom. The entire background of both the obverse and reverse feature very finely-engraved radial lines. This provides both added security, as well as brightness to the featured design.
The reverse of this 2020 Silver 2oz Australia Next Generation Kookaburra Piedfort coin features a poignant, close-up view of the mother kookaburra standing with her small baby. The young bird is obviously making known its immediate desire for nourishment. This is an adorable presentation of the interaction between the mother and her baby. The only inscription is the “P” Perth mintmark at the lower right rim.
You are going to really enjoy this third Next Generation release by Australia’s Perth Mint! With a maximum mintage of 75,000 for worldwide distribution, we would suggest you not delay.
- 2020 Silver 2oz Australia Next Generation Kookaburra Piedfort.
- Third annual release of the stunning Next Generation Piedfort series.
- Limited mintage of a maximum of 75,000!
- Includes anti-counterfeiting security features.
- Contains 2 oz of .9999 pure silver.
- Obverse: Features a lovely new portrait of Queen Elizabeth II that includes her shoulders and neckline, based on Jody Clark’s 2016 5th official effigy. Also included is the coin’s 2 oz weight and 9999 purity, release date of 2020, and the (AU) 2 Dollar face value.
- Reverse: Displays a wonderful and touching scene of a mother kookaburra and her young (hungry) baby.
- Sovereign coin backed by the Australian government.