Australia’s longest running silver bullion program comes from the Perth Mint in the form of the Silver Australian Kookaburra. Available annually in bullion and proof versions, this coin is the centerpiece upon which all Perth Mint annual releases were built. Right now, the 2017 10 oz Silver Australian Kookaburra coin is available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic capsule.
- 28th release of a new Kookaburra design.
- Consists of Ten Troy ounces of .999 fine silver in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of $10 (AUD) backed by the federal government of Australia.
- Obverse features Queen Elizabeth II’s image.
- Reverse includes an all-new Kookaburra design.
A staple of Perth Mint annual coinage releases is the use of a new design on the reverse field each year. For any given program, the motif remains focused on the namesake creature, in this case the Silver Australian Kookaburra always features an image of one of these majestic little birds.
However, the exact designs used each year differ to bring both investors and collectors into the fold with this beautiful program. For the 2017 10 oz. Silver Australian Kookaburra, there is yet another new design on the reverse face to attract any avid collector of Perth Mint coins.
Each 2017 10 oz Silver Australian Kookaburra Coin in this listing is in BU condition. Coins in this condition exhibit no signs of wear and tear, though you may notice minor flaws that range from breaks in the luster and spotted surfaces to the presence of contact marks from the coining process.
The reverse side of the Silver Australian Kookaburra Coin includes the image of two kookaburras, one large adult and a smaller youth. The birds are depicted sitting on the top of a fence row, with intricate details such as knots in the wood, distressed lines, and even the flathead screws holding the boards in place.
On the obverse of all 2017 10 oz Silver Australian Kookaburra Coins you’ll find the same design, that of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty has appeared on the obverse of all Australian coinage since her ascension to the throne of England in 1952. This particular design is the fourth-generation effigy from Ian Rank-Broadley, created in 1998.
Perth Mint is the oldest operating mint facility in Australia, and is currently owned by the state government of Western Australia. Originally opened in 1899 as part of the British Royal Mint, it outlived the Sydney Mint and Melbourne Mint, and is the only other operational mint besides the Royal Australian Mint.
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