The longest-running silver bullion program from the Perth Mint is the iconic Australian Silver Kookaburra. The first of its annual releases to feature a native species, the Kookaburra coin has featured new designs on the reverse every year since its original 1990 release. Today, the 2017 1 oz Australian Silver Kookaburra Coin is available from JM Bullion.
- Ships in a plastic capsule to protect the coin’s condition.
- Multiples of 20 arrive in a mint-sealed plastic sleeve, with 100 arriving in a mint-strapped box.
- 28th design on the Australian Silver Kookaburra.
- Limited mintage of only 500,000 coins.
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver in BU condition.
- Face value of $1 (AUD) is fully backed by Australia’s government.
- Queen Elizabeth II’s portrait on the obverse.
- Latest Australian Kookaburra design on the reverse.
The kookaburra is the largest member of the kingfisher species of birds, and is exclusively found on the Australian continent. Found from coast to coast, these birds are notable for their wild call which sounds humorously similar to the laughter of human beings.
Australian Silver Kookaburra coins debuted in 1990 as the first in a series of gold and silver bullion coins that feature animal species from the continent. This is the coin that inspired the Australian Gold Kangaroo (1990), the Australian Silver and Gold Koala (2008), and the .9999 pure Australian Silver Kangaroo (2016).
For the 2017 release of the Australian Silver Kookaburra, the Perth Mint is release the bullion coin in weights of 1 oz., 2 oz., 5 oz., 10 oz., and 1 Kilo. In this release, each 2017 1 oz Australian Silver Kookaburra is in BU condition. Coins in BU condition exhibit no signs of wear and tear, though you may notice breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, or contact marks.
On the reverse of the Australian Silver Kookaburra is the all-new 2017 design. This particular image features an adult kookaburra sitting along a shoddy wooden fence with a younger kookaburra. Common engravings of the series name, year of issue, weight, purity, and metal content feature on this side.
The obverse of all 2017 1 oz Australian Silver Kookaburra Coins features the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. This is the fourth-generation effigy of Her Majesty, created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley.
The Perth Mint is Australia’s oldest operating mint facility. Opened in 1899, it was originally the third and final Royal Mint facility on the continent. Today it operates independent of the Royal Australian Mint, and is owned by the state government in Western Australia.
Please direct your questions regarding these 2017 Australian Silver Kookaburras to a JM Bullion customer service associate at 800-276-6508. You can also contact us online through our live chat and email features.