The Silver Kookaburras were introduced by the Perth Mint in 1990. The designs of the kookaburra change each year on the reverse of the coins to give the popular investment-grade coins a collectible twist. The kookaburra series doesn’t repeat images, with the only design featured twice being the original design which accompanied Queen Elizabeth II’s effigy on the obverse of 2020 coin. Today, 2021 1 Kilo Silver Australian Kookaburras are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Available to ship to you in a protective acrylic capsule!
- 32nd release of the Silver Australian Kookaburras!
- Mintages are unlimited through 2021!
- Consists of One Kilogram, or 32.15 Troy ounces, of .9999 fine silver in BU condition.
- The face value of $30 (AUD) is fully backed by the Australian government.
- On the obverse is a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
- The reverse shows the kookaburra perched on a tree branch.
- Artwork by Aleysha Howarth.
Silver Kookaburras were introduced in 1990 with only a 1 oz silver coin available to investors. In 1990 and 1991, the Perth Mint issued only the 1 oz silver coin. In 1992, the 1 Kilogram coin joined the series along with a 2 oz and 10 oz silver coin. Since that time, the 1 Kilogram coin has been available every year. The highest mintage recorded in this weight remains the 2009 release with a total of 74,757 coins sold at the height of the Great Recession.
All of the 2021 1 Kilo Silver Australian Kookaburras available in this product listing are available to you in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. Each coin comes with its on protective acrylic capsule. With an unlimited mintage, the Perth Mint will continue striking these coins into 2021 until the 2022 version of the Silver Kookaburra is released.
On the obverse of the 2021 Silver Australian Kookaburra is an image of Queen Elizabeth II. This design of the Queen was created in July 2015 by Jody Clark and first used on Royal Mint of England coins. In 2019, the Perth Mint began using it widely across all of its collections. The right-profile bust of the Queen shown here is the sixth of its kind on Australian coins and the first since 1966 to show more than just the Queen’s head.
The reverse side of 2021 1 Kilo Silver Australian Kookaburras features a depiction of the kookaburra. The kookaburra is part of the kingfisher group of birds, but it is a terrestrial tree kingfisher that is found throughout humid forests, arid savannas, and urban areas with running water. This side of the coin also has the new security element introduced in 2020. This microscopic letter is found within the inscription of “Australian Kookaburra” on this side.
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