No coin currently available from the Perth Mint has the history and popularity of the Silver Australian Kookaburra. One of the first modern silver bullion coins from the mint, this coin started a trend that continues today with the Silver Australian Koala and recently introduced Silver Australian Kangaroo. Today, the 2017 5 oz Proof Silver Australian Kookaburra Coin is available to you 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 1,000 coins only!
- Consists of Five Troy ounces of .999 fine silver.
- Face value of $8 (AUD) is fully backed by Australia’s government.
- Queen Elizabeth II’s portrait on the obverse.
- Latest Australian Kookaburra design on the reverse.
The kookaburra is a unique member of the kingfisher family. A carnivorous bird, it will eat almost anything include lizards, small insects, snakes, and even other smaller birds. The kookaburra is distinctive in the Outback for its call, which is eerily similar to human laughter.
Silver Australian Kookaburra coins were first introduced in 1990, and represented the start of a bullion coin design trend from the Perth Mint that focused on highlighting native species from the continent. The long-term popularity of these coins helped propel the latter releases of the Silver Australian Koala and the Silver Australian Kangaroo.
Each 2017 5 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.
On the reverse of the 2017 5 oz Proof Silver Australian Kookaburra coin you’ll find the latest design in this breathtaking series. It features a pair of kookaburras sitting on a run-down wooden fence. There is a larger, adult bird on the left and a smaller, young bird on the right.
The obverse of the 2017 Silver Australian Kookaburra continues the use of Ian Rank-Broadley’s right-profile portrait image of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty’s effigy appears on the obverse of all Australian coinage, along with engravings (in this case) of her name, the nation of issue, and the coin’s face value.
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