The Australian Silver Kookaburra is arguably the Perth Mints most popular coin series. Introduced in 1990, the Silver Kookaburra changed the game for the Perth Mint in terms of the designs it would focus on with its annual-release silver bullion coins. Right now, 2018 1 oz Australian Silver Kookaburra Coins are available to purchase online from JM Bullion with an NGC certification!
- Arrives in a protective plastic slab courtesy of the NGC!
- 29th annual issue of Silver Kookaburra designs!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure silver.
- Bears a face value of $1 (AUD) backed by the federal government of Australia.
- Issued a Mint State 69 Grade by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Includes an Early Release label.
- Obverse features the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse depicts the Australian kookaburra species.
Each of the individual 2018 1 oz Australian Silver Kookaburra Coins in this listing earned near-perfect certifications from the NGC. The Mint State 69 certification is reserved for coins that exhibit full, original mint luster and feature a maximum of two minor detracting flaws. These minuscule flaws are limited to hairlines or contact marks found only outside the primary focal areas.
The Early Release label is used for coins that meet certain arrival standards at the NGC. Coins must arrive from their mint of origin within the first 30 days of their issue date in order to qualify for the ER label.
Australian Silver Kookaburra coins set the stage for the Perth Mints use of native animal species on the reverse of its coinage. More importantly, the Silver Kookaburra was the first to use rotating annual designs to add collectible value to traditional silver bullion coins.
On the obverse of the 2018 Australian Silver Kookaburra coin, youll find the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty is depicted here in the fourth-generation portrait that originated at the Royal Mint. It was created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley for British and commonwealth coinage.
The reverse of the 2018 1 oz Australian Silver Kookaburra Coin features its own unique design of the kookaburra. A species of kingfisher, the kookaburra is notable for being one of the few subspecies of kingfisher not associated with our even typically found near large bodies of water. In fact, very few kookaburras are found along Australias coasts.
All Australian Silver Kookaburra coins originate at the Perth Mint. Australias oldest operating mint, the Perth Mint opened in 1899 as the final Royal Mint location on the continent and today is owned by the state government of Western Australia.
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