The unquestioned leader of the pack from the Perth Mint is the beloved Australian Kookaburra coin. First introduced in 1990, this iconic coin is available on an annual basis from the Perth Mint in both bullion and proof versions. Right now, a stunning high relief proof 2017 1 oz Silver Australian Kookaburra Coin is available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a Perth Mint black display box with themed shipper.
- Includes a Certificate of Authenticity!
- Mintage limited to 10,000 coins only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Bears a face value of $1 (AUD) backed by the federal government of Australia.
- Queen Elizabeth II’s portrait on the obverse.
- Latest Australian Kookaburra design on the reverse.
Each 2017 1 oz Proof Silver Australian Kookaburra Coin ships to you inside of the Perth Mint’s black display box, for protection and easy display in your collection. Each one ships inside a themed shipper for the Kookaburra Series, and features a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
These coins are a high relief strike from the Perth Mint. Each coin has a concave surface on both sides that ensures the optimal flow of molten silver into the die and an excellent strike that results in a beautiful finish.
Silver Australian Kookaburra coins launched an era of brilliant coin designs from the Perth Mint featuring species native to the continent of Australia, and in some cases, symbolic of the country on the international scene.
The Kookaburra coin’s popularity will help launch the Silver Australian Koala series in 2007, and more recently the Silver Australian Kangaroo series in 2016. The Kookaburra is a fixture of the Australian Outback, and is the largest member of the kingfisher species of bird.
On the reverse of the Silver Australian Kookaburra is the all-new 2017 design. This particular image features an adult kookaburra sitting along a shoddy wooden fence with a younger kookaburra. Common engravings of the series name, year of issue, weight, purity, and metal content feature on this side.
The obverse of all 2017 1 oz Proof Silver Australian Kookaburra Coins features the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. This is the fourth-generation effigy of Her Majesty, created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley.
The Perth Mint is Australia’s oldest operating mint facility. Opened in 1899, it was originally the third and final Royal Mint facility on the continent. Today it operates independent of the Royal Australian Mint, and is owned by the state government in Western Australia.
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