No coin currently available from the Perth Mint has the history and popularity of the Australian Silver Kookaburra. One of the first modern silver bullion coins from the mint, this coin started a trend that continues today with the Australian Silver Koala and recently introduced Australian Silver Kangaroo. Today, the 2016 1 Kilo Proof Australian Silver Kookaburra Coin is yours, courtesy of JM Bullion.
- Extremely limited mintage of just 500 coins in total!
- 27th annual release of a new Kookaburra design!
- Ships in a presentation package with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
- Contains 1 Kilogram, or 32.15 troy oz, of .999 pure silver.
- Face value of $30 (AUD) is fully backed by the government of Australia.
- Reverse bears the current Australian Kookaburra design from the Perth Mint.
- Obverse features Queen Elizabeth II’s effigy.
- Struck in brilliant proof finish.
Australian Silver Kookaburra coins were first introduced in 1990, and represented the start of a bullion coin design trend from the Perth Mint that focused on highlighting native species from the continent. The long-term popularity of these coins helped propel the latter releases of the Australian Silver Koala and the Australian Silver Kangaroo.
The kookaburra is a unique member of the kingfisher family. A carnivorous bird, it will eat almost anything include lizards, small insects, snakes, and even other smaller birds. The kookaburra is distinctive in the Outback for its call, which is eerily similar to human laughter.
Each of these 2016 1 Kilo Proof Australian Silver Kookaburra coins has a stunning proof finish, and ships to you in the classic black display case of the Perth Mint. Your coin and case ship inside a custom-designed shipper with a Kookaburra outline on it, the year of issue noted, and a numbered Certificate of Authenticity included.
The obverse of the popular Australian Silver Kookaburra coin features the image of Queen Elizabeth II, along with the engravings of her name, the nation of issue, and the face value of the coin. On the reverse of the coin you’ll find the latest Kookaburra design from the Perth Mint, which depicts a solitary kookaburra on a fence post.
If you have any questions about these popular Perth Mint coins, please don’t hesitate to ask. You can reach a JM Bullion associate on the phone at 800-276-6508, connect with us online using our live chat, or simply send us an email.