Australian Silver Kookaburra

2003 Australians At War
Coin And Medallion Tribute Series

.999 Fine Silver

In recognition of those who served their country in five major international conflicts of the 20th century, The Perth Mint released the Australians at War Coin and Medallion Tribute Series. This significant project was developed over a two-year period with the support and cooperation of the Australian War Memorial, the Commonwealth Departments of Veterans’ Affairs and Defence, and the Returned & Services League of Australia.


The Boer War

1899 - 1902

Queen’s South Africa Medal


World War I

1914 - 1918

Victory Medal


World War II

1939 - 1945

Australian Service Medal


Korean War

1950 - 1953

Korea Medal


Vietnam War

1962 - 1972

Vietnam Medal

The obverse of each 2 oz coin bears Ian Rank-Broadley’s effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination of $2. The 1 oz medallions bear the Commonwealth Department of Veterans’ Affairs’ official Australians at War emblem on the obverse.

At the heart of this magnificent series are five 2003 Australian Kookaburra coins struck from two ounces of 99.9% pure silver in specimen quality. Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, each coin features a striking depiction of a kookaburra, as well as a coloured privy mark representation of a service medal awarded to personnel who served their country.
The series also includes miniature replicas of the five service medals and five medallions struck from one ounce of 99.9% pure silver. Featuring images of people and scenes associated with one of the five conflicts on the reverse.


Image courtesy of the Perth Mint

No more than 2,500 Complete Collections, comprising the five silver privy mark coins, five miniature replica service medals and five remarkable medallions in the series, will be released by The Perth Mint.


Kookaburra Specifications

Composition: 99.9% Silver
Silver Content: 2 oz
Edge: Reeded
Weight: 62.770 grms
Size: 50.30 mm
Finish: Frosted Unc

Medallion Specifications

Composition: 99.9% Silver
Silver Content 1 oz
Edge: Reeded
Weight: 31.635 grms
Size: 40.60 mm
Finish: Frosted Unc


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