The Perth Mint’s most popular coin releases are the annual silver and gold coins that celebrate the animals found natively on the continent. In particular, the series that are most popular are those which feature notable Australian animals, such as the kangaroo, koala, and kookaburra. The 2017 10 oz Australian Silver Kookaburra Coin is available to purchase today from JM Bullion.
- Ships in a protective plastic capsule courtesy of the Perth Mint.
- 28th design from the Kookaburra Series.
- Contains 10 Troy oz of .999 pure silver in BU condition.
- Issued a face value of $10 (AUD) by the Australian government.
- Reverse features the all-new 2017 Kookaburra design.
- Queen Elizabeth II’s effigy on the obverse.
Each of the 2017 10 oz Australian Silver Kookaburra Coins in this product listing are in BU condition. Coins in BU condition show no signs of wear and tear, though you may notice minor flaws ranging from breaks in the luster and spotted surfaces to contact marks from the coining process.
Kookaburras are the largest member of the kingfisher species of birds, which are indigenous to the Australian continent. These birds are commonly found in the Australian bush, and are noted for their call that mimics the echoing sound of human laughter.
On the reverse of the 2017 10 oz Australian Silver Kookaburra coin you’ll find the latest design in this breathtaking series. It features a pair of kookaburras sitting on a run-down wooden fence. There is a larger, adult bird on the left and a smaller, young bird on the right.
The obverse of the 2017 Australian Silver Kookaburra continues the use of Ian Rank-Broadley’s right-profile portrait image of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty’s effigy appears on the obverse of all Australian coinage, along with engravings (in this case) of her name, the nation of issue, and the coin’s face value.
Australian Silver Kookaburra coins were introduced in 1990 as an annual-release bullion program. It spawned the eventual release of other native species designs, notably the Australian Silver Koala and Australian Silver Kangaroo.
Perth Mint is a state-owned entity of the government of Western Australia. Originally founded as part of the Royal Mint system under British control, today it operates independent of the sovereign Royal Australian Mint. The Currency Act of 1965 established legal tender status for Perth Mint coins.
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