Kookaburra 1oz Silver Coin 2018

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Kookaburra 1oz Silver Coin 2018 Motif

Weight: 31.10 g
Purity: 999 / 1000
Country: Australia
Mint: The Perth Mint
Grading: Mint State - Uncirculated
Packing: Single in plastic capsule, 20 per roll
Tax: Tax free acc. to Art. 17(3)1 Est. VAT Act
Stock Status: In Stock
Currently not available
Sell back price: € 22.19
Product Description

Kookaburra 1oz Silver Coin 2018

The new Kookaburra 1oz silver coin 2018 from the Perth Mint is now available! The new design for 2018 shows the famous Australian kingfisher flying across the sky with a full moon in the background.

The new Kookaburra for 2018 features another beautiful design from the Perth Mint. These coins are some of the most popular and widely traded silver bullion products in the world.

Weight, Size and Fineness

With a fine content of 999.9/1000, the Kookaburra is one of the purest silver coins available on the market today. The fine weight of the coin is 31.103 g which corresponds to 1oz, and the nominal value is 1 AUD. With a diameter of 40.6 mm and a thickness of 2.98 mm it is the smallest of the Kookaburra silver coins in the series.

Size

Fineweight

Diameter

Thickness

Nominal Value

1oz

31.103 g

40.60 mm

2.98 mm

1 AUD

Appearance

The Kookaburra has a riffel edge. The edge bar is designed to protect the motif, for this purpose is a bit higher than the rest of the coin.

Although the design of the Kookaburra changes every year, the front always shows the motif of a Kookaburra, which is the largest kingfisher in the world and lives mainly in eastern and southeastern Australia.

The motif of the Kookaburra for 2018 shows the Australian Kingfisher in flight before a full moon. The beak and the tail feathers protrude into the delimited border area. The representation is very detailed, so you can see the crater landscape of the moon, but also the filigree depicted plumage.

The inscription "Australian Kookaburra" is above the motif. Along the lower outer edge is the embossing year “2018”, the fine weight "1oz", the fine content "9999" and the metal "SILVER". To the right of the motif is the Mintmark “P”, which stands for the Perth Mint.

The reverse side of the coin shows "Queen Elizabeth II", the country of production "Australia" and the nominal value of "1 Dollar".

Story

In 1990 the Perth Mint introduced the Kookaburra 1oz silver coin on the market. The mint saw an opportunity to satisfy the rapidly growing demand for silver coins. There was not much competition at the time, the American Eagle 1oz silver was launched in 1986, the Maple Leaf 1oz in 1988 and the Vienna Philharmonic in silver 2008. These are the main competitors in the 1oz weight.

In 1991 the Perth Mint added the 2 oz, 10 oz and 1 kg sizes to the Kookaburra series thus giving investors the opportunity to choose from an even more comprehensive portfolio.

The Kookaburra has been highly successful and is the longest running silver bullion coin program from the Perth Mint.

The Kookaburra has a yearly changing motif that shows the Kookaburra kingfisher in a different illustration and environment. Only the years 1991 and 1992 have the motif of 1990.

Manufacturer

The Perth Mint was founded in 1899 as a branch of Royal Mint London. It is located in the city of Perth, Australia. The Mint has one of the largest selections of investment coins in gold, silver and platinum metals. Its most famous products include:

Australian Kangaroo gold coins

Australian Kangaroo silver coins

Lunar gold coins

Lunar II gold coins

Lunar II silver coins

Kookaburra silver coins

Koala silver coins

Details

Country of origin: Australia

Manufacturer: Perth Mint

Year of mintage: 2018

Fine content: 999.9/1000

Fine weight: 1oz, 31.103g

Scratch resistance: poor

Denomination: 1 AUD