The Perth Mint issues a variety of annual-release silver bullion coins. Its current offerings include the Silver Koala, Silver Kangaroo, and Silver Wedge Tail Eagle, and of course the famous Silver Kookaburra. Introduced in 1990, it is the longest-running silver coin from the mint. Today, 2017 1 oz Australian Silver Kookaburra Coins are available to you online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives inside the protective plastic slabs of the NGC!
- 28th year of availability in the Australian Silver Kookaburra Series!
- Limited availability of certified coins out of the original 500,000 coin mintage!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Face value of $1 (AUD) is fully backed by Australia’s government.
- Graded Mint State 70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Queen Elizabeth II graces the coin’s obverse.
- Two kookaburras on a wooden fence are visible on the reverse.
While the kookaburra is a species within the kingfisher family, it happens to consist of four distinct subspecies of its own in Australia, New Guinea, and the Aru Islands. Among those three locations, Australia is the only one to have all four subspecies present. The Rufous-bellied kookaburra is found in lowland New Guinea, Saibai Island, and Australia. The spangled kookaburra is found in all three native habitats, and the blue-winged kookaburra is native to northern Australia and southern New Guinea.
The laughing kookaburra is the species featured on the 2017 1 oz Australian Silver Kookaburra coin, and the subspecies is known for its characteristic vocalizations that are unique among birds. Some say the sounds mimic human laughter when heard from a distance. The laughing kookaburra is found only in Australia, where it is native in the east and has been introduced in the southwest.
All of the 2017 1 oz Australian Silver Kookaburra coins here are in perfect condition. The NGC issues Mint State 70 grades to coins with full, original mint luster and a complete lack of detracting flaws on any of the surface areas or design elements.
The obverse of Australian Silver Kookaburra coins feature Queen Elizabeth II. The right-profile portrait of Her Majesty is on the obverse of all Australia coinage, both bullion and circulation. This is the fourth-generation design that was created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley.
On the reverse of 2017 Australian Silver Kookaburra coin is a design you’ll find only on the 2017 issues. Two kookaburras are featured sitting on a wooden fence, with a young chick looking up at the adult. 2017 Silver Kookaburra coins had a maximum mintage of 500,000 in 1 oz silver, with unlimited mintage set for other weights.
Please feel free to reach out to JM Bullion if you have questions. You can reach us on the phone at 800-276-6508, chat with us live online, or simply send us an email with your inquiries.