Kookaburra 1kg Silver Coin 2017
|Purity:||999 / 1000|
|Mint:||The Perth Mint|
|Grading:||Mint State - Uncirculated|
|Packing:||Single in plastic capsule|
|Tax:||Taxfree acc. to Article 17(1)3 Est. VAT Act|
The 1 kg Kookaburra Silver coin is a globally recognized investment coin. The design of the Kookaburra changes from year to year, which adds to the appeal of the coin series.
However, the motif will always a feature a Kookaburra, which is a bird native to Australia. The brand new design for 2017 shows a young and an adult kingfisher sitting on a fence.
The Australian Kookaburra is minted by the famous Perth Mint in Western Australia and is one of the most popular silver investment coins on the market.
Weight, Size and Fineness
The 2017 1kg Kookaburra has a thickness of 14.6 mm and a diameter of 100.6 mm. The coin contains 99.9% fine silver and has a nominal value is 30 Australian Dollars.
The front of the Kookaburra 1 kg silver coin 2017 depicts an adult and a young "Kookaburra" standing on a nail-studded wooden fence. Above the motif the name of the coin "AUSTRALIAN KOOKABURRA" is minted.
Below the motif the year, fine weight, fine content and the precious metal specification are inscripted as "2017 1 KILO 999 SILVER". On the left side of the Australian silver coin is the Mintmark "P" for the Perth Mint.
The back shows the current representation of Queen "Elizabeth II". The label reads "ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 30 DOLLARS".
The Kookaburra silver coin series was first published by the Australian Perth Mint in 1990. The first year of issue appeared exclusively in the denomination of 1 ounce with a nominal value of 5 AUD. The nominal value of the one-ounce silver coin was changed to 1 AUD from 1992 onwards.
From 1991 onwards, the Kookaburra was minted in denominations of 2oz, 10oz and 1kg. The first design of the one ounce version in 1990 was used until 1992. Starting in 1993 all coins in the series were minted with an annually changing Kookaburra motifs. Kookaburra silver coins have a high silver content of 999/1000 and are only published in silver.
Kookaburra silver coins are minted by the Perth Mint, one of the most prestigious mints in the world. The Perth Mint, located in Perth, Australia, started operations as a branch of the Royal Mint London in 1899.
The Perth Mint was under British law until July 1st 1970, when it became wholly owned by the Government of Western Australia. The Perth Mint owns its own refinery and goldsmiths, and processes gold, silver, platinum, and palladium, bullion products.
Country of origin: Australia
Manufacturer: Perth Mint
Fine content: 999/1000
Fine weight: 1kg, 1000g
Scratch resistance: poor
Denomination: 30 AUD