The longest-running silver bullion program at the Perth Mint is back for a 26th year with the release of the 2016 1 Kilo Australian Silver Kookaburra coin. Struck in Australia using .999 pure silver, this coin has been a favorite of coin collectors and investors since its introduction in 1990. Today, JM Bullion offers the all-new 2016 1 Kilo Australian Silver Kookaburra Coin in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
- Each coin ships in an individual mintcapsule.
- Contains 1 Kilo, 32.15 troy oz, of .999 pure silver.
- Bears a face value of $30 (AUD) backed by the Australian government.
- Ships in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
- Features an all-new 2016 Kookaburra design.Click here to seehistorical Perth Silver Kookaburra mintages.
Australian Silver Kookaburra coins were first introduced in 1990. Each year since its introduction the design featured on the reverse has been altered to depict the native bird in a different setting, adding collectible value to these beloved coins.
The Perth Mint originally struck these coins in 1 oz, 2 oz, 10 oz, and 1 Kilo weights, but for 2016 the coins will only be available in this 1 Kilo weight, and the 1 oz, and 10 oz weights in the bullion version. Mintage for the 2016 1 Kilo Australian Silver Kookaburra coin is unlimited, meaning the Perth Mint will strike coins to meet demand.
On the reverse side is the latest image of the Australian Kookaburra to grace the coins surface. In the design, a single kookaburra is featured perched atop a fence pole in the Outback. You can clearly see a line of barbed-wire fence wrapped around the post, and a barren tree in the background. Engravings include Australian Kookaburra along the top, and the coins year of minting, weight, purity, and metal content below.
The obverse offers no deviation in the Perth Mints classic design. Ian Rank-Broadleys right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II is featured in the center, with her name, the nation of issue, and face value surrounding the image.
Australias Perth Mint is the oldest operating facility in the nation. Founded in 1898, it is now a state-owned entity of the government of Western Australia. Though not associated with the Royal Australian Mint, all of its coins enjoy legal tender status under the Currency Act of 1965.
If you have questions, dont hesitate to ask. JM Bullion associates are available at 800-276-6508, online using our live web chat, or via email. If you are interested in similar products, be sure to check out our full selection of Perth Mint Silver Coins.