Those looking for impressive silver for sale can end that search with the Silver Australian Kookaburra coin from the Perth Mint. Available with a new reverse design each year since 1990, the Silver Kookaburra is the foundation of all modern silver bullion coins from Australia’s oldest mint. The 2018 1 oz Silver Australian Kookaburra Coin is now available to you for purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you packaged in protective plastic slabs by the NGC!
- 28th year of availability for the Silver Australian Kookaburra!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine silver.
- Issued a face value of $1 (AUD) by Australia.
- Bears a Grade of Mint State 70 from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Includes an Early Release label.
- The obverse depicts Queen Elizabeth II.
- On the reverse is an image of a kookaburra.
The kookaburra is a unique species of bird found on the Australian continent. One of the larger members of the kingfisher species, the kookaburra of Australia is different from other subspecies in this line in that it is not closely associated with water. Some populations on the continent are found in and around cities on Australia’s southeast coast, but most of the population lives in arid climates around the Outback.
Silver Australian Kookaburra coins were the first silver bullion coins from the Perth Mint to feature rotating reverse designs annually. This tactic was later adopted by programs including the Silver Koala, Silver Kangaroo, and Silver Wedge Tailed Eagle. The 2018 release of the Silver Kookaburra brings .9999 pure silver content to the collection for the first time.
On the reverse of the 2018 1 oz Silver Australian Kookaburra coin is the depiction of a kookaburra flying from right to left across the coin’s surface as the moon rises high into the background field. The kookaburra’s distinctive call, often referred to as a laugh, is synonymous with the Australian Outback.
The obverse of all Silver Australian Kookaburra coins features Queen Elizabeth II in right-profile relief. Her Majesty’s effigy contained on this side is a fourth-generation design created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley.
The 2018 1 oz Silver Australian Kookaburra coins available here earned perfect certifications from the NGC. Mint State 70 coins have full, original mint luster and lack any sign of detracting flaws. The Early Release label included in the slab means the coins arrived for certification within their opening 30-day window following release in 2018 from the Perth Mint.
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