2016 1 Kilo Proof Australian Silver Kookaburra Coin

2016 1 Kilo Proof Australian Silver Kookaburra Coin

Year 2016
Mint Mark P – Perth Mint
Purity .9999
Manufacturer Perth Mint
Thickness 14.6 mm
Diameter 100.6 mm
Denomination $30
Condition Proof
Face Value $30 AUD
Issuing Country Australia
Obverse Designer Ian Rank-Broadley
Edge Design Reeded
Series Australian Kookaburra
CoA Yes
Mintage 300
Packaging Type Presentation Packaging
Package Dimensions 7.75×7.75×1.523
Metal Weight 32.15 Troy Ounces
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2016 1 Kilo Proof Australian Silver Kookaburra Coin


No coin currently available from the Perth Mint has the history and popularity of the Australian Silver Kookaburra. One of the first modern silver bullion coins from the mint, this coin started a trend that continues today with the Australian Silver Koala and recently introduced Australian Silver Kangaroo. Today, the 2016 1 Kilo Proof Australian Silver Kookaburra Coin is yours, courtesy of complex bullion.

The first one ounce Silver Kookaburra was issued in 1990 by the Perth Mint, the Kookaburra come in a number of different weights from 1oz to the large 1kilo silver bullion coin. The Silver Kookaburra have been released as silver proofs and gilded silver bullion coins and they do come in a variety of different privy mark types. The Silver Kookaburra is one of the most collected bullion coins on the market for collectors to buy. The 1oz coin has a 300,000 issue limit for mintage when introduce in 1990, the Kookaburra is the only major silver bullion coin which changes its design every year making it attractive to collectors. In 1992 the Perth Mint released large silver bullion coins to the public, these bullion coins came in weights of two ounce, ten ounces and one kilogramme. Initially these were produced as proofs or specimens, but they are now available as a non proof version as well. The obverse of the coin features a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, and the face value of the coin in 1990 was $5 and from 1992 till 2010 lowered to $1, these coins are issued as legal tender under the 1965 Australian Currency Act. The Kookaburra is a very large terrestrial kingfishes native to Australia and New Guinea.

Coin Highlights:

  • Ships in a presentation package with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
  • Contains 1 Kilogram, or 32.15 troy oz, of .999 pure silver.
  • Face value of $30 (AUD) is fully backed by the government of Australia.
  • Reverse bears the current Australian Kookaburra design from the Perth Mint.
  • Obverse features Queen Elizabeth II’s effigy.
  • Struck in brilliant proof finish.

Australian Silver Kookaburra coins were first introduced in 1990, and represented the start of a bullion coin design trend from the Perth Mint that focused on highlighting native species from the continent. The long-term popularity of these coins helped propel the latter releases of the Australian Silver Koala and the Australian Silver Kangaroo.

The kookaburra is a unique member of the kingfisher family. A carnivorous bird, it will eat almost anything include lizards, small insects, snakes, and even other smaller birds. The kookaburra is distinctive in the Outback for its call, which is eerily similar to human laughter.

Each of these 2016 1 Kilo Proof Australian Silver Kookaburra coins has a stunning proof finish, and ships to you in the classic black display case of the Perth Mint. Your coin and case ship inside a custom-designed shipper with a Kookaburra outline on it, the year of issue noted, and a numbered Certificate of Authenticity included.

The obverse of the popular Australian Silver Kookaburra coin features the image of Queen Elizabeth II, along with the engravings of her name, the nation of issue, and the face value of the coin. On the reverse of the coin you’ll find the latest Kookaburra design from the Perth Mint, which depicts a solitary kookaburra on a fence post.

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