The Perth Mint’s 2020 bullion coin range revealed with new Lunar Series III and a special Kookaburra

It’s that time of the year again when stackers and collectors get to see the latest designs in the Perth Mint’s now iconic annual bullion coin programme. Such classics as the Koala, the Kangaroo and the Kookaburra have been gracing collections around the world for several decades, in some cases.

Not much in the way of changes to specifications or mintages. The appearance of a platinum Lunar carrying the gold design is a nice addition, especially with the mintage limited to just 5,000 pieces, and with the current price of this metal, it makes a budget alternative to the gold. There are two highlights for us this year. Firstly, the superb lunars, which you can see more about in our look at the proof coins yesterday.

Secondly, with the Kookaburra now 30 years old, the Perth Mint has made an extra effort by doing something it rarely does – altering the obverse. Queen Elizabeth II’s mugshot has been reduced in size and placed at the top to make way for a reproduction of Stuart Devlin’s original 1990 Kookaburra design. We like Jennifer McKenna’s reverse design as well, so overall, a top release in a series that has become a little predictable of late.

All told, the mints core selection of nature-themed bullion coins seems to be ticking along nicely. Some good sized images of all the designs are laid out below, along with specs and release dates. Enjoy.

2020 KOOKABURRA

DESIGN BY – JENNIFER McKENNA

DENOMINATION COMPOSITION WEIGHT DIAMETER FINISH MINTAGE RELEASE
$30 AUD 0.9999 Silver 1.000.10 g 100.60 mm Reverse BU Unlimited 01/10/2019
$10 AUD 0.9999 Silver 311.066 g 75.60 mm Reverse BU Unlimited 01/10/2019
$1 AUD 0.9999 Silver 31.107 g 40.60 mm Reverse BU 500,000 01/10/2019

2020 GOLD KANGAROO

DESIGN BY – ALEYSHA HOWARTH (Except. 1Kg)

DENOMINATION COMPOSITION WEIGHT DIAMETER FINISH MINTAGE RELEASE
$1,000 AUD 0.9999 Gold 1.000.10 g 75.60 mm Reverse BU Unlimited 04/11/2019
$100 AUD 0.9999 Gold 31.107 g 32.60 mm Reverse BU Unlimited 04/11/2019
$50 AUD 0.9999 Gold 15.553 g 25.60 mm Reverse BU 100,000 04/11/2019
$25 AUD 0.9999 Gold 7.777 g 20.60 mm Reverse BU 150,000 04/11/2019
$15 AUD 0.9999 Gold 3.111 g 16.60 mm Reverse BU 200,000 04/11/2019

2020 KANGAROO SILVER & PLATINUM

DENOMINATION COMPOSITION WEIGHT DIAMETER FINISH MINTAGE RELEASE
$1 AUD 0.9999 Silver 31.107 g 40.60 mm Reverse BU Unlimited 04/11/2019
$100 AUD 0.9995 Platinum 31.119 g 32.60 mm Reverse BU Unlimited 04/11/2019

2020 LUNAR SERIES III YEAR OF THE MOUSE GOLD

DESIGN BY – ING ING JONG

DENOMINATION COMPOSITION WEIGHT DIAMETER FINISH MINTAGE RELEASE
$1,000 AUD 0.9999 Gold 311.066 g 60.60 mm Reverse BU Unlimited 09/09/2019
$200 AUD 0.9999 Gold 62.213 g 41.10 mm Reverse BU Unlimited 09/09/2019
$100 AUD 0.9999 Gold 31.107 g 32.60 mm Reverse BU 30,000 09/09/2019
$50 AUD 0.9999 Gold 15.553 g 25.60 mm Reverse BU Unlimited 09/09/2019
$25 AUD 0.9999 Gold 7.777 g 20.60 mm Reverse BU Unlimited 09/09/2019
$15 AUD 0.9999 Gold 3.111 g 16.60 mm Reverse BU Unlimited 09/09/2019
$5 AUD 0.9999 Gold 1.555 g 14.60 mm Reverse BU Unlimited 09/09/2019
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2020 LUNAR SERIES III YEAR OF THE MOUSE SILVER

DESIGN BY – ING ING JONG

DENOMINATION COMPOSITION WEIGHT DIAMETER FINISH MINTAGE RELEASE
$300 AUD 0.9999 Silver 10,001.00 g 221.00 mm Reverse BU 100 09/09/2019
$30 AUD 0.9999 Silver 1,000.10 g 100.60 mm Reverse BU Unlimited 09/09/2019
$8 AUD 0.9999 Silver 155.533 g 60.60 mm Reverse BU Unlimited 09/09/2019
$2 AUD 0.9999 Silver 62.213 g 50.60 mm Reverse BU Unlimited 09/09/2019
$1 AUD 0.9999 Silver 31.107 g 40.60 mm Reverse BU 300.000 09/09/2019
$0.5 AUD 0.9999 Silver 15.553 g 32.60 mm Reverse BU Unlimited 09/09/2019

2020 LUNAR SERIES III YEAR OF THE MOUSE PLATINUM

DESIGN BY – ING ING JONG

DENOMINATION COMPOSITION WEIGHT DIAMETER FINISH MINTAGE RELEASE
$100 AUD 0.9995 Platinum 31.119 g 32.60 mm Reverse BU 5,000 09/09/2019

2020 KOALA

DESIGN BY – ING ING JONG

DENOMINATION COMPOSITION WEIGHT DIAMETER FINISH MINTAGE RELEASE
$30 AUD 0.9999 Silver 1,000.100 g 100.60 mm Reverse BU Unlimited 06/01/2020
$1 AUD 0.9999 Silver 31.107 g 40.60 mm Reverse BU 300,000 06/01/2020