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Kookaburra Inventory - Does anyone have a complete list?


dicker

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Hi All,

I am trying to locate an absolutely definitive inventory of all 1oz Kookaburra's - both Proof and Brilliant Uncirculated.

After buying a beautiful set from my good friend and one of the nicest collectors I have met (@Lucylucy), I am compelled to collect all 1oz Kooks.

In trying to do so, I realised that I did not appreciate that there were ones that I had not even come across previously - which is fantastic for someone who enjoys collecting.

My question to the forum is......

Does anyone have a definitive list?

If not I am going to compile and check with TSF members and the Perth mint.  Any info Kook collectors have would be appreciated.  

I will of course share a complete and verified Excel list with the forum when I get this in good shape.

All the best

Dicker

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Indeed….  I now have all of the Kooks from 1990 onwards which is good plus a good number Of Privy’s

However there are a great deal of Privy Mark Kooks, which I want to collect.

Plus P20’s of which Mr

@LawrenceChardhas in stock!

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Thanks all.  Probably the most important part is getting a solid inventory / taxonomy defined.  The Perth Mint is fantastic and always answer my mails so  I will submit a defined list and see if they think I am missing items.  Certainly their inventory misses items.  
 

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I have to admit I got carried away collecting one ounce Kookaburras and ended up with 4 full sets plus the P20 set.
I then made the error ( not a bad error - but should have gone to specsavers ! ) of buying two wooden Kook boxes from Meinemuenzbox in Germany.
Terrific boxes indeed BUT they are enormous !!

I then started looking out for the 2 oz Kooks and succeeded in getting most from fellow forum members but I am missing the 2006 and 2008 to complete the date run.

 

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@Pete I think the Perth Mint went wild with the Privy’s and their derivatives.  

There are many collectibles and I hope to get them all….. If I can find out what “all” iS.

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5 minutes ago, dicker said:

@Pete I think the Perth Mint went wild with the Privy’s and their derivatives.  

There are many collectibles and I hope to get them all….. If I can find out what “all” iS.

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Dicker

 

Yes - some mints would have a privy release just for a coin fair or maybe a commission for a high society sporting event where they could be gifted to VIPs.

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1 hour ago, dicker said:

Indeed….  I now have all of the Kooks from 1990 onwards which is good plus a good number Of Privy’s

However there are a great deal of Privy Mark Kooks, which I want to collect.

Plus P20’s of which Mr

@LawrenceChardhas in stock!

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Dicker

 

 

Thanks!

I just tried to search our site for them:

https://www.chards.co.uk/products?search=p20

No results for 'p20'

So, that needs fixing @ChardsCoinandBullionDealer!

🙂

Chards

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Hi @LawrenceChard 

I think the categorisation is missing “P20”, so doesn’t come up in a search a - easy thing to miss.  

https://www.chards.co.uk/2009-koobaburra-silver-coin-2003-design/2538

Just out of interest if you have time, would be good to know if you have the full set!


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Dicker

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11 minutes ago, dicker said:

Hi @LawrenceChard 

I think the categorisation is missing “P20”, so doesn’t come up in a search a - easy thing to miss.  

https://www.chards.co.uk/2009-koobaburra-silver-coin-2003-design/2538

Just out of interest if you have time, would be good to know if you have the full set!


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Dicker

That's just what I was wondering!

We might find out on Tuesday or Wednesday.

All this high tech computer system lark seems to take days instead of a few minutes! 

Chards

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@dicker Not much help to you now pal, but there was & I stress was a fantastic Aussie website that had every variation of the Kooks all sizes in gold, silver & platinum, Bu & proof individual coins, privies, sets etc etc. Unfortunately it went offline 6 or 7 years ago. I tried at the time to track it down & see if anyone had taken the resource over but had no joy.

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I have been a bit busy at work but there is a very large number of Privy’s, Coloured, Coin Show specials.  
 

It will take some time to catalog all of those that I can find…

I suspect there will Privy’s that are probably not known - perhaps for Perth Mint Staff or promotional items.  
 

Wow!
 

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@dicker @Kookaburracollector is the man you need (if he's still around, if not search his posts for much info on Kooks) :)

I have (I think) 1oz bullion 2016 - 2018 Panda privy (Chinese Expo - mintage I believe 8000 - ?) and lunar privies 2016, 2017, 2019 to spare, at the fair going rate.

I also have the complete P20 set as issued (with all original boxing, metal case, display trays, CoA, etc) which I'm happy to take an offer on :)

Chards did have the same set on display in the shop for quite a while so not sure what has happened there (?).

 

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On the 1oz privy front, I can probably help…as I spent a happy year or two collecting them. I never found a definitive list of all of them, either on the Perth Mint website or anywhere else…and I did look…really hard!

I do also have a few of the F15 privy 1oz kooks, although not the last two years…I refuse to pay £100+ for one oz of silver! I also never went for the coloured varieties or the lunar. There are also the gilded kooks to consider. 
 

I

The table below is what I consider to be a pretty complete list of all the 1oz privy kooks, most of which I will have an example of. It’s on an excel spreadsheet, so doesn’t import onto the forum easily. Here goes my best shot :-

1992

 

Eagle Proof

1993

 

Sydney Opera House

1993

 

Eagle Proof

1994

 

Commonwealth Games Kangaroo

1995

 

Panda

1995

 

Basler Slab

1996

 

Foundation Stone Centenery 23-9-96

1996

Europe

Brandenberg Gate

1996

Europe

Eiffel Tower 

1996

Europe

Colossus of Rhodes

1996

Europe

Tower Bridge

1996

Europe

Atomism Belgium

1996

 

Tricentennial

1996

 

Panda

1996

 

Goya

1997

 

Goudi

1997

 

Thomas Edison

1997

 

Zurich

1997

 

Oldsmobile

1997

 

Phoenix

1997

 

Dragon

1997

 

Japanese Yen Old Type

1997

 

Panda

1997

Europe

Elk Finland

1997 

Europe

Monument Portugal

1997

Europe

The Windmill Netherlands 

1997

Europe

Italy Coluseum

1997

Europe

Little Mermaid Denmark

1998

Europe

The Harp Ireland 

1998

Europe

Robert Schumann Building Lux

1998

Europe

The Alhambra

1998

Europe

St Stephens Vienna

1998

Europe

The Delaware Ship Sweden

1999

 

1919 Square Penny

1999

 

Delaware State Quarter

1999

 

New Jersey Mint

1999

 

Georgia

1999

 

Pennsylvania

1999

 

Connecticut

1999

 

16th C Japanese Oval Tempo Koban

1999

Bullion

50 Francs Lux

1999

Bullion

20 schilling Austria

1999

Bullion

1Deutschmark 

1999

Bullion

50 Francs Belg

1999

Bullion

1 guilder

1999

Bullion

5 francs France 

1999

Bullion

1000 Lire 

1999

Bullion

100 pesetas

1999

Bullion

50'escudoa

1999

Bullion

1 punt Ireland

1999

Bullion

1 Marka Finland

1999

Landmarks

Perth

1999

Landmarks

Gold Coast

1999

Landmarks

Adelaide

1999

Landmarks

McDonnell

1999

Landmarks

Sydney

1999

 

1899 Centenary Sovereign

2000

Landmarks

Kalgoorlie

2000

Landmarks

Monkey Mia

2000

Landmarks

Gt Barrier Reef

2000

Landmarks

Uluru

2000

Landmarks

Australia 2000

2000

 

Massachusetts

2000

 

Maryland

2000

 

South Carolina

2000

 

New Hampshire

2000

 

Virginia

2000

 

Jan Millennium Calendar 

2000

 

Feb

2000

 

Mar

2000

 

Apr

2000

 

May

2000

 

Jun

2000

 

Jul

2000

 

Aug

2000

 

Sep

2000

 

Oct

2000

 

Nov

2000

 

Dec

2001

 

New York

2001

 

North Carolina

2001

 

Rhode Island

2001

 

Vermont

2001

 

Kentucky

2001

 

Santa Claus

2001

 

Santa Claus

2001

 

Confederation Star

2002

 

American Flag

2005

 

Zodiac Aquarius 

2005

 

Pisces

2005

 

Aries

2005

 

Taurus

2005

 

Gemini

2005

 

Cancer

2005

 

Leo

2005

 

Virgo

2005

 

Libra

2005

 

Scorpio

2005

 

Sagittarius

2005

 

Capricorn

2012

 

Dragon

2013

 

F15

2013

 

Snake

2014

 

F15

2014

 

Horse

2015

 

F15

2015

 

Goat

2016

 

Monkey

2016

 

F15

2017

 

Rooster

2017

 

F15

2017

 

Shark

2017

 

Panda

2018

 

Dog

2018

 

F15

2018

 

Panda

2019

 

Pig 

2019

 

Square penny

2019

 

F15

2019

 

Panda

2020

 

ANDA Perth Money Expo Floral

2020

 

ANDA Brisbane Money Expo

2020

 

ANDA Melbourne Cactus privy

2020

 

ANDA Sydney Floral Privy

I do also have Mintage figures for most of the above, but they would not copy over!

Drop me a PM if you require any more info on the 1oz privy’s👍

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"Renniks Australian Coin and Banknote Values" also lists a good host of Kook privies, incl mintages, issue prices and retail values (in A$). 

31st edition (2021) is supposed to be available now.

https://www.booktopia.com.au/renniks-australian-coin-banknote-values-30th-edition-michael-t-pitt/book/9780987338693.html

 

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I had a set from 1991-2019 of gilded Kookaburras. Some of them were private versions, especially the latest ones. never seen the first (1990) in gilded.

I know that some were official versions with box and certificate. But not sure if they are the only ones.

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