The kookaburra is a terrestrial species of tree kingfishers that are native to Australia and New Guinea, but you won’t have to travel the world to see one of the most beautiful depictions of this bird species. The kookaburra has been the face of Australia’s longest running silver coin series, introduced in 1990 by the Perth Mint. Today, the 2018 1 oz Silver Australian Kookaburra Coin is available to you online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you sealed in individual plastic capsules, sealed rolls containing 20 coins, or sealed boxes with 100 coins in total.
- 28th design featured on the reverse of the Silver Kookaburra!
- Mintage limited to 500,000 coins only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine silver in BU condition.
- Face value of $1 (AUD) is fully backed by Australia’s government.
- The famed portrait of Queen Elizabeth II graces the obverse.
- A kookaburra is featured in flight on a moonlit night on the reverse!
The Silver Kookaburra coin is one of the most sought-after 1 oz silver releases each year. Investors flock to this coin because it is backed by the government of Australia for its purity and metal content. Collectors adore the series because each new release of the Silver Australian Kookaburra comes with a new reverse design.
More importantly this year than the new design is a major change in the program. The Silver Kookaburra now features, for the first time in its history, .9999 fine silver content. With the release of the Silver Australian Kangaroo in 2016, the Perth Mint introduced .9999 fine silver to an annual release bullion coin for the first time, and now the Kookaburra has its day in the sun with higher metal purity.
Each 2018 1 oz Silver Australian Kookaburra Coin listed here is in BU condition. Coins in BU condition show no signs of wear and tear, but the possibility for minor flaws does exist. These flaws are limited to breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, or contact marks from the production process.
The obverse of the Silver Australian Kookaburra includes the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Featured on all Australian coinage throughout her reign, this is the fourth-generation design of Her Majesty and was created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley.
On the reverse of the 2018 1 oz Silver Australian Kookaburra is the newest design in the collection. This image takes the kookaburra to flight as it lifts into the air, wings spread, on a moonlit night. Rising high in the coin’s background is a detailed depiction of the moon.
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