The Kookaburra coin from the Perth Mint is one of the Australian mints finest performers among its annual-release coins. The Silver Kookaburra coin debuted in 1990, making it the oldest and longest-running silver coin program from the mint. Today, the 2017 5 oz Proof Australian Silver Kookaburra Coin is available to you online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in a Perth Mint black display box with themed shipper.
- Includes a Certificate of Authenticity!
- Limited mintage of only 1,000 coins!
- Contains 5 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Face value of $8 (AUD) is fully backed by Australias government.
- Queen Elizabeth IIs portrait on the obverse.
- Latest Australian Kookaburra design on the reverse.
Your 2017 5 oz Proof Australian Silver Kookaburra Coin ships to you inside of the Perth Mints black display box, for protection and easy display in your collection. Each one ships inside a themed shipper for the Kookaburra Series, and features a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
These coins are a high relief strike from the Perth Mint. Each coin has a concave surface on both sides that ensures the optimal flow of molten silver into the die and an excellent strike that results in a beautiful finish.
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.
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 5 oz Proof 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 Australias 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. You can also visit our website at any time to find silver prices for today when purchasing!