Next generation Kookaburra Piedfort coin, 2oz, minted by Perth Mint in 2020.
The Kookaburra is one of the most popular animal series of the Perth Mint of Australia, which likes to use the most representative fauna and flora of their country in their coins. This time it is a special series, the Next Generation, in which two generations of the same animal species interact.
The design of both animals is found on the cross, in which the mother Kookaburra, distinguished from the other by its large size and because, from its position, it seems to be protecting its chick, looks towards its smaller offspring, whose fur seems more immature. The background of the coin is simple and is made up of small lines that converge in the centre, the vanishing point.
The most remarkable thing about the coin is the great level of detail with which the two animals are arranged in bas-relief, and the success in achieving tenderness in the depiction of the mother-child relationship. The mother's gaze towards her daughter is quite tender: the animals' fur is very well rendered, and the infant's infant mouth is very well represented.
The edge of the coin is simple striated, made up of small, regularly arranged bas-relief lines that seem to be joined with the lines of the background of the cross and the face.
On the face is the face of Queen Elizabeth II by the artist Jody Clark. The most remarkable thing about this part is the symmetry with the structure of the cross: the lines, which also converge in the centre, blend with those of the cross through the edge of the coins. Around the queen's face we find the coin's specifications, its face value (2 dollars), and its year of issue.
The Next generation Kookaburra Piedfort is minted with 2 ounces of 99.9999% pure silver, has a thickness of 6.42 millimetres and a diameter of 40.60 millimetres. Get it before they run out of stock!