2012 High Relief Kookaburra

Discussion in 'Bullion Investing' started by treehugger, Apr 27, 2012.

  1. treehugger

    treehugger Well-Known Member

    For those of us who enjoy the Perth Mint Kookaburra series as well as the high relief format, these will be released on May 1st (Australia time). It will be the first high relief Kookaburra ever released. The finish is proof. The cost with conversion to Australian dollars and shipping from Australia will be about $130.00.

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  3. Wow, the Perth Mint can really produce a large number of PM coins at a rapid pace. I will be interested to see reaction to this one though. Many are unhappy with the Perth Mint's decision to restrike earlier years of the Kook series that did not reach mintage limits. I like this series but do not own a single one. Maybe this is the time to jump in? TC
  4. JJK78

    JJK78 Member

    Me loves high relief coins~! Very cool - thanks for the heads up!
  5. jjack

    jjack Captain Obvious

    Little OT but It was wake up call there is nothing stopping mints from issuing more rare date bullion issues' to make more $$$ .
  6. bsowa1029

    bsowa1029 Franklin Half Addict

    Could this possibly turn out like the U.S. 2009 UHR?
  7. True, but the Perth Mint is getting blasted on many of the bullion forums for producing too many numismatic products and also for re-striking older issues.
  8. mrbrklyn

    mrbrklyn New Member

    Two things, FWIW. I like the kooks and just to mention it, the mark up of this coin is slightly more than 20% :)

    reminting older coins. Perhaps a mistake but they were committed to so many coins that they didn't fill and there was a larger demand than even those numbers.
  9. mrbrklyn

    mrbrklyn New Member

    If they really want to cash in, they can make a reminting of the Black Widow coin and sell them out at $500 a piece to maybe 10,000 coins.
  10. Plainsman

    Plainsman New Member

    Very cool. The quality of the Perth Mint items really is amazing. This one is a bit pricey for my taste, though.
  11. Tater

    Tater Coin Collector

    What will the mintage be on this one.
  12. treehugger

    treehugger Well-Known Member

    The maximum mintage has been set at 10,000.
  13. 2schnauzers2luv

    2schnauzers2luv Junior Member

    Is this just a special edition to the Kook series or is this going to be "thee" 2012 Kook issue? Thanks.
  14. Tater

    Tater Coin Collector

    Thanks treehugger.

    I'll be honest the coin doesn't do much for me. Now if that were a high relief american silver eagle from the San Francisco mint that would be another thing.
  15. treehugger

    treehugger Well-Known Member

    It's a special edition. The 2012 regular Kookaburra has already been released.
  16. treehugger

    treehugger Well-Known Member

    I'm keeping my fingers crossed in the hopes the Mint will do the exact same thing with the Eagle some day also.
  17. mrbrklyn

    mrbrklyn New Member

    and sold out. Is that over 20% of spot?

    Ruben
  18. treehugger

    treehugger Well-Known Member

    You can purchase the regular 2012 Kook for about $42.00 or 35% over spot. The high relief proof will cost about $110.00 U. S. Dollars or 3.5 times spot.
  19. Jayfurball

    Jayfurball Member

    Where do you order from?
  20. treehugger

    treehugger Well-Known Member

    The regular Kooks are purchased from most coin dealers. The high relief will be available tomorrow afternoon on the Perth Mint website.
  21. jaytant

    jaytant New Member

    mmmmmm, maybe not - this is the 7th high relief coin they have come out with (marathon, sydney cove, 2 kangaroos, 2012 dragon and a gold koala). It may be pretty but not exactly rare...

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