For those investors who regularly buy silver, there are few coins they know better than the Silver Australian Kookaburra. The longest-running coin series from the Perth Mint, the Silver Kookaburra leads the way for the Silver Koala and new Silver Kangaroo series coins with its emphasis on stunning new designs each year. Right now, 2018 1 Kilo Silver Australian Kookaburra Coins are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you sealed in an individual protective plastic capsule.
- 28th year of issue in the Silver Kookaburra series!
- Mintage of 1 Kilo coins is unlimited!
- Consists of 1 Kilo, or 32.15 Troy ounces, of .9999 fine silver in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of $30 (AUD) backed by the federal government of Australia.
- Queen Elizabeth II’s portrait appears on the coin’s obverse.
- The kookaburra takes flight on a moonlit night on the coin’s reverse.
All 2018 1 Kilo Silver Australian Kookaburra Coins in this listing are in BU condition. Coins in BU condition exhibit no signs of wear and tear. However, minor flaws from the coining process at the mint are possible and include the potential for breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, or contact marks.
For the 2018 release of the Silver Kookaburra, the Perth Mint has made the coins available in three different weights. These 1 Kilo coins are the largest, followed by the 10 oz and 1 oz silver bullion options. Another notable point of fact in the 2018 release is the upgrade to .9999 fine silver content for the first time in the history of the Kookaburra coin.
On the reverse of the 2018 1 Kilo Silver Australian Kookaburra Coin is the newest image of the kingfisher species. Known as a terrestrial tree kingfisher, the kookaburra is not closely associated with water like other kingfishers and is recognizable in the wild for its call which mimics human laughter. This year’s depiction captures the kookaburra in flight on a moonlit night.
The obverse of all Silver Australian Kookaburra Coins features Queen Elizabeth II’s effigy. Occasionally, Her Majesty’s portrait is updated for use on Australian, British, and commonwealth coinage. This design is the fourth-generation portrait created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley.
Only the 1 oz Silver Kookaburra coin has a stated mintage limit for 2018, set at 500,000 coins. The 10 oz and 1 Kilo Silver Australian Kookaburra coins have an unlimited mintage, meaning the Perth Mint will strike the coins to meet demand through the end of the calendar year of issue stamped on the coins. In this case, through the end of 2018.
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