The Silver Australian Kookaburra was the first modern-bullion coin from the Perth Mint to attract attention from investors around the globe. The coin’s weight and silver purity are guaranteed by the federal government in Australia, and the reverse face’s ever-changing design keeps collectors coming back annually. Right now, the 2016 1 oz Silver Australian Kookaburra coin is available on Silver.com.
- Maximum mintage of just 500,000 coins!
- Each coin ships in an individual acrylic Perth Mint capsule, while multiples of 20 ship in tubes.
- Consists of one troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Issued a face value of $1 (AUD) by the Australian government.
- Features an all-new 2016 Kookaburra design. View annual Perth Kookaburra mintages.
- Ships in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
The kookaburra is a unique bird species that is native to the Australian continent. It is distinctive, among many reasons, for its native call. The kookaburra’s call sounds eerily like human laughter, making the birds a popular species in the Land Down Under.
Like many other native species, the kookaburra appears on Perth Mint coins on an annual basis. While the Australian Koala and Australian Kangaroo coins are recently introduced, the Silver Australian Kookaburra has been around since 1990.
The 2016 Australian Kookaburra coin series consists of gold and silver options, with the silver bullion program consisting of three coins. The 1 Kilo and 10 oz coins in the silver series will be produced to meet demand, with Perth Mint setting an unlimited mintage. These 2016 1 oz Silver Australian Kookaburras will only be minted to a level of 500,000, so once they’re sold out, the mint will produce no further batches.
On the reverse side you’ll find the 2016 depiction of the kookaburra, that of a single bird atop a barbed-wire fence post. Engravings on the coin include the name of the species, and the coin’s weight, year of issue, purity, and metal content.
The obverse bears Ian Rank-Broadley’s right-profile effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. England’s longest serving monarch has had her face appear on the obverse of Perth Mint coins for decades, and this 1998 design is the fourth-generation depiction of Her Majesty.
The Perth Mint is a state-owned entity of the government in Western Australia. Though not affiliated with the Royal Australian Mint, its coins are legal tender under the Currency Act of 1965.
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