When it comes to buying silver from the Perth Mint, the Silver Kookaburra is the first coin most look to purchase. Available in both bullion and proof versions, the Kookaburra is the longest running silver coin from the mint. Today, the 2017 1 Kilo Proof Silver Australian Kookaburra Coin is available to you online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a Perth Mint black box with presentation packaging.
- 28th new version of the Silver Australian Kookaburra design.
- Mintage limited to 300 coins only!
- Consists of One Kilogram, or 32.15 Troy ounces, of .999 fine silver.
- Face value of $30 (AUD) is fully backed by Australia’s government.
- Reverse includes the latest Australian Kookaburra image.
- Queen Elizabeth II graces the obverse.
The Silver Kookaburra Coin debuted from the Perth Mint in 1990, and it was a ground-breaking bullion option when it was introduced. The Gold Australian Nugget series is older, having been introduced in 1986, but the Kookaburra was the first to feature a new design on the reverse side every year and depict a native species to the continent.
Each of the Proof Silver Australian Kookaburra Coins available here today ships to you inside of the Perth Mint’s famous black box, which offers protection during shipping and a means of displaying your coin. That box ships inside of a Kookaburra-themed presentation package, and includes a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
The reverse of the 2017 Silver Australian Kookaburra coin includes a brand-new image. There are two kookaburra birds sitting on a wooden fence, with intricate designs that showcase even flat-head screws in the wooden boards of the fence.
The kookaburra is the largest member of the kingfisher species of birds, and is exclusively found on the Australian continent. Found from coast to coast, these birds are notable for their wild call which sounds humorously similar to the laughter of human beings.
On the obverse of all 2017 1 Kilo Proof Silver Australian Kookaburra coins you’ll find the image of Queen Elizabeth II. Created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley, this design is the fourth-generation depiction of Her Majesty since 1952 to appear on commonwealth and British coinage.
The Perth Mint is located in the city of Perth, Western Australia. Founded in 1899 as the third and final Royal Mint system, the Perth Mint is the oldest operating facility in the country and briefly served alongside the Melbourne Mint as one of the primary mints in the country prior to the founding of the Royal Australian Mint in 1965.
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