The Silver Australian Kookaburra is produced at the Perth Mint, which is operated by the Gold Corporation, a company wholly owned by the government of Western Australian. The coins are .999 fine silver, and are minted in one oz, two oz, 10 oz, and one kg sizes.
The flagship coin series of the Perth Mint, Silver Kookaburras were first introduced in 1990, first as a one oz coin. Presently there are 23 coins in the collection, each with a unique image of the kookaburra, a terrestrial tree kingfisher native to Australia and New Guinea, on the obverse. This design changes annually, increasing the value of the coin to investors and collectors.
The reverse, which bears the image of Elizabeth II, Queen of the Commonwealth realms, is set in a proof finish. The coins from 1990 to 1998 feature a design by British sculptor Raphael Maklouf; while the coins from 1999 to 2013 have a profile of the Queen created by fellow Briton Ian Rank-Broadley.
The annual mintage of the one oz Silver Australian Kookaburra is set at 300,000. Silver Kookaburras are legal tender under the Australian Currency Act of 1965.
Minted By: The Perth Mint
Designer(s): Ian Rank-Broadley
.9999 Fine Silver
Weight: 1 Troy Ounce
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