Australia 1990 5 dollars KM-189
The specimen shown is from a type struck for Australia in 1990. This coin inaugurated the kookaburra series of silver bullion coins, which are sold each year with a different reverse. Australia also mints and markets similar series featuring the kangaroo and the Chinese zodiac (year of the rat, etc.).
Recorded mintage: 300,000.
Specification: 31.1 g, .999 fine silver, designed by Raphael Maklouf and Stuart Devlin.
Catalog reference: KM 189.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- McDonald, Greg, The Pocket Guide to Australian Coins and Banknotes, 23rd ed., Lavington, Australia, 2017.