This 2011 Australian Kookaburra coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1 oz of 99.9% Pure Silver in proof quality.
The coin depicts a unique interpretation of the Kookaburra, a member of the terrestrial tree kingfisher family, known for its raucous laugh. The Kookaburra can be found throughout Australia and is an integral part of an Aboriginal legend. The legend states that the Kookaburra's famous chorus of laughter summons the sky people to light the great fire that illuminates and warms the earth each day. Designs for the three-year Dreaming Series have been created by Darryl Bellotti.
The coin’s Obverse bears Ian Rank-Broadley's effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, this coin carries a denomination of AUD $1.
The coin's Reverse features the Australian Kookaburra perched on wood, spreads its wings ready to take flight. The bird's left wing and tail extend on to the coin's perimeter. "Australian Kookaburra" is titled to the top of the coin while the year, weight and purity of .999 silver line the coin's bottom rim.