One of the longest running coin programs from Australia’s Perth Mint is the Silver Australian Kookaburra. For most numismatists, this is the coin that started a massively popular trend at the Perth Mint of striking annual-release bullion coins with new designs following the same motif. Today, the 2013 1 oz Silver Australian Kookaburra Coin is available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships in a plastic capsule to protect the coin’s condition.
- Mintage limited to 500,000 coins only.
- 24th design of the Australian Kookaburra series.
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver in BU condition.
- Face value of $1 (AUD) backed by Australia’s government.
- Reverse features the 2013 exclusive Kookaburra design.
- Obverse includes a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
Silver Australian Kookaburra coins debuted in 1990, and each release year since then has featured a new design of the Kookaburra on the reverse side. The coins are the longest running gold and silver bullion release from the mint, even though the Gold Australian Kangaroo debuted in 1986. That coin program was originally the Gold Nugget, and featured images of a gold nugget on the reverse from 1986 to 1989.
The kookaburra is a native bird species on the Australian continent. Found throughout the country, but primarily in the Outback, these birds are noted for having a call that sounds very similar to human laughter.
On the reverse of the 2013 1 oz Silver Australian Kookaburra coin you’ll find the image of two of these playful little birds sitting on the branch of a tree. Engravings include “Australian Kookaburra” above the design field and “2013 1 oz 999 Silver” below the design set.
The obverse of the coins features the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley. Her Majesty’s effigy appears annually on all Australian coins, with this particular design representing the fourth-generation depiction of the Queen as the sovereign monarch of England.
Each 2013 1 oz Silver Australian Kookaburra coin for sale here today is in BU condition. Coins in BU condition show no signs of wear and tear, though you may notice minor flaws ranging from breaks in the luster and spotted surfaces to contact marks from striking during the production process.
Perth Mint is Australia’s oldest operating mint. It was founded in 1899 by the British as part of the Royal Mint system. Today, it is owned by the state of Western Australia. The Currency Act of 1965 established the Royal Australian Mint as the new sovereign mint, and granted legal tender status to Perth Mint coins.
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