The very first coins used by human civilization featured the image of a sea turtle, which was imprinted upon the Greek Drachma around the year 700 BC. Throughout ancient times, coins were used both for currency, but as a form of portable art pieces that individuals would showcase. Today, there are thousands of bullion and proof coin programs, and HotCos Coins of the World Collection captures them on beautiful statues. Today, the 20 oz Antique Finish Australian Kookaburra Silver Statue is available to you online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in a protective box with Certificate of Authenticity.
- 4th in the Coins of the World Silver Statue Series!
- Limited casting of only 1,000 statues!
- Contains 20 Troy oz of actual silver content.
- Depicts the Kookaburra from the famed Australian Kookaburra bullion coins.
- Laser-etched serial number, weight, and purity.
- Designed by Cosmin Morar.
The Coins of the World Silver Statue series from HotCo celebrates the famous bullion coin programs of the modern precious metals industry. The collection launched with the American Silver Eagle design, and is set to include popular options such as the Mexican Libertad and Chinese Panda in addition to the new 20 oz Antique Finish Australian Kookaburra Silver Statue.
As for the Australian Silver Kookaburra coin, it debuted from Australias famed Perth Mint in 1990 as an annual release coin, and has quickly become one of the worlds most popular investment and collection options.
The Perth Mint alters the image of the kookaburra featured on the reverse side every year. To this point in time, there are 26 different designs of the largest member of the kingfisher species found in the Australian Kookaburra program.
In this 3D rendering from Cosmin Morar, the 20 oz Antique Finish Australian Kookaburra Silver Statue features the bird as it sits atop the stump of a wooden post, with barbed wire wrapped around the base. The image is reminiscent of one of the recent designs used on the actual coin program from the Perth Mint itself.
Morar is the designer behind the Australian Kookaburra Silver Statue. He holds a Masters Degree in Sculpture from the University of Unate Bucharest, and has designed numerous other silver statues for HotCo collections.
HotCo is a private company that specializes in the production of collectible silver products. Its Coins of the World Collection features statues with a proprietary antique polish that provides the perfect age and patina for these silver collectibles.
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