The single most popular coin from the Perth Mint in Australia is the bullion coin that started a craze. The Australian Silver Kookaburra was the first bullion product from the mint to feature a native species in a different design each year, and set the stage for several popular products to come in the future. Today, JM Bullion offers the 2015 1 oz Australian Silver Kookaburra Coin in perfect condition.
- 25th annual striking of the Australian Silver Kookaburra!
- There are just 1,043 coins available with this grade!
- Ships in a protective plastic slab from the NGC.
- Contains 1 oz of .999 pure silver.
- Face value of $1 (AUD) is fully backed by the Australian government.
- Issued a Mint State 70 grade from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Features the latest image of the Australian Kookaburra.
The kookaburra is a small bird species native to the Australian continent. Although unnoticed by most tourists, locals are familiar with the species for its distinctive call. A kookaburra call is said to sound eerily similar to that of a human laugh. It was the first native species to feature on a major bullion coin from the Perth Mint when it debuted in 1990, launching a craze that grew to include the Australian Koala and Australian Kangaroo bullion coins.
Each product available in this JM Bullion listing has been graded MS70 by the NGC. A coin in this condition has its full, original mint luster, and bears no detracting flaws of any kind on its surface.
The reverse face of the 2015 1 oz Australian Silver Kookaburra coin features one of the small creatures atop its perch in a tree. The engravings of “The Australian Kookaburra,” “1 oz. 999 Silver,” and “1990-2015” are included on this side.
On the obverse is the familiar right-profile portrait of England’s Queen Elizabeth II. Created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley, this portrait of Her Majesty is the fourth in her reign as England’s monarch and has featured on Australian coins since its introduction.
Australia’s Perth Mint was founded in 1898 during the period of British colonial rule. Today, it is the oldest operating facility in the country, and exists autonomously from the Royal Australian Mint controlled by the federal government. Click here to see historical Perth Silver Kookaburra mintages.
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