The most popular coin from the Perth Mint in Australia is back again in 2016, and is available yet again in the coveted 1 Kilo weight with a stunning proof finish. The Silver Australian Kookaburra coin started the design craze from the Perth Mint with native Australian species on the reverse side. The 2016 1 Kilo Proof Silver Australian Kookaburra Coin is now available for purchase on Silver.com.
- Mintage capped at just 500 coins for global distribution!
- 27th new design used on the Silver Australian Kookaburra coin!
- Ships to you in a display case, and features a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
- Consists of one kilogram (32.15 troy ounces) of .999 fine silver.
- Issued a face value of $30 (AUD) by the Australian government.
- Features the latest Kookaburra on the reverse.
- Queen Elizabeth II’s portrait graces the obverse.
- Proof product.
Although the Kookaburra is not as well-known outside of the Australian continent as the koala or kangaroo, it is a beloved creature in Australia that is synonymous with the Australian Outback. Kookaburras are the largest members of the kingfisher family, and are known as carnivorous birds that will eat anything from small insects and lizards to other smaller birds.
Each 2016 1 Kilo Proof Silver Australian Kookaburra coin on Silver.com right now has a proof finish with stunning matte and mirrored finishes. With your purchase today, you receive a 1 Kilo proof version of the popular coin inside the Perth Mint’s classic black display case. That case is shipped inside a Kookaburra-themed presentation shipper, and arrives with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
The obverse face of the coin bears the image of Queen Elizabeth II from Ian Rank-Broadley. On the reverse, you’ll find the image of the Kookaburra, which has been redesigned each year since its introduction in 1990.
The Perth Mint was founded in Australia by the Royal Mint of London in 1898 as the final of three minting facilities on the continent. Following the federation of Australia, the Perth Mint remained as the only operating facility from the former Royal Mint system. Today it operates separately of the Royal Australian Mint, but still enjoys legal tender status for its coins under the Currency Act of 1965.
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