Australia’s most beloved coin series is the Silver Australian Kookaburra. Debuting in 1990, it set the bar for other silver and gold coin programs that would follow in the ensuing three decades. The Kookaburra continues on today with a 28th new design available on the coin’s reverse with the release of the three coins in the 2018 edition. The 2018 10 oz Silver Australian Kookaburra Coin is available to you online today for purchase at Silver.com.
- Ships to you sealed in an individual plastic capsule.
- 28th year of availability for the Silver Australian Kookaburra coin!
- Mintage of 10 oz coins is unlimited!
- Consists of Ten Troy ounces of .9999 fine silver in BU condition.
- Issued a face value of $10 (AUD) by the Australian government.
- The effigy of Queen Elizabeth II graces the obverse.
- An all-new design of the kookaburra in flight is depicted on the reverse.
Silver Kookaburra coins are responsible for setting the trend for coin design at the Perth Mint for annual release coins. Before the Kookaburra, the Gold Nugget coin was the biggest annual release, but featured the same concepts each year. The Kookaburra came along with new reverse designs each year, and it proved so popular even the Gold Nugget was changed to the Gold Kangaroo and given new designs on its reverse each year.
One major change to the 2018 Silver Australian Kookaburra actually comes as a result of the impact of another coin. The 2016 debut of the Silver Australian Kangaroo was notable for the use of .9999 fine silver content. The Kookaburra and Koala coins had just .999 fine silver, but as of 2018 both now feature .9999 fine silver.
The reverse of the 2018 10 oz Silver Australian Kookaburra Coin has a brand-new design for the year. This time the kookaburra is featured in flight as it spreads its wings on a moonlit night. The design is complete with a stunning, detailed depiction of the moon rising into the background of the coin’s design field.
On the obverse is the familiar right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty’s effigy features on all Australian coinage and has since her ascension to the throne in 1952. This is the fourth-generation depiction of the Queen created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley.
Each 2018 10 oz Silver Australian Kookaburra Coin is available in BU condition. Coins in this condition have no signs of wear and tear but do feature possible flaws from the striking of blanks during production. Breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, and contact marks are possible on BU coins.
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