The Silver Kookaburra and the Lunar Series collections from Perth Mint represent two of the best-selling silver coin collections at the mint. The Silver Kookaburra debuted in 1990 and has been available each year since that time with new reverse designs. Perth Mint has used the popularity of the Silver Kookaburra to issue limited-release privy mark coins. Silver Kookaburras with a Lunar Series privy mark are a popular example of this series combination. Now, 2012 1 oz Silver Australian Kookaburra Dragon Privy Coins are available to you for purchase online from Silver.com.
- Coins ship to you inside individual plastic capsules!
- 23rd year of release in the Silver Australian Kookaburra Series1
- Features a Year of the Dragon privy mark!
- Mintage limited to 80,000 coins only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Issued a face value of $1 (AUD) by Australia.
- The obverse features a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
- On the reverse is a kookaburra perched in a gumtree near the Year of the Dragon privy mark.
Perth Mint introduced the Silver Australian Kookaburra in 1990 with a 1 oz silver coin. Subsequent years saw the mint introduce 2 oz, 10 oz, and 1 Kilo coins in the series in various stages. The mint has added and subtracted options in the series since then, narrowing down the modern options to 1 oz, 10 oz, and 1 Kilo silver. Already a popular series, Perth Mint likes to combine the Kookaburra with another popular collection of silver for sale.
The Lunar Series silver coins from the mint debuted in 1996 and have been available each year since in 12-year cycles. Each animal from the cycle of the Zodiac has been represented in the form of a privy mark on the reverse side of Silver Kookaburra coins.
The obverse side of 2012 1 oz Silver Australian Kookaburra Dragon Privy Coins comes with a depiction of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty is shown here in right-profile relief with the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara on her head. This tiara was gifted to the Queen’s grandmother, Mary of Teck, when she married the Queen’s grandfather, the future King George V. It is rumored to be her favorite tiara.
On the reverse field of the 2012 Silver Australian Kookaburra Dragon Privy Coins is the exclusive 2012 design of the kookaburra. The largest member of the kingfisher species, the kookaburra sits on the branch of a gum tree with a Year of the Dragon privy mark in the lower-left field of the coin.
These 2012 1 oz Silver Australian Kookaburra Dragon Privy Coins ship to you inside plastic capsules and come with a limited mintage. The Dragon Privy mark celebrates the Year of the Dragon, the fifth year on the Zodiac.
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