The 2017 Australia Kilo Silver Kookaburra continues the Perth Mint's bullion coin series that has also become a hit with collectors. With 1 kilogram (32.15 troy oz) of pure silver and an annually changing reverse design, these coins offer a combination of hefty precious metal content and collectible appeal. Each coin is legal tender with a face value of 30 Dollars and is struck from .999 fine silver.
The reverse design shows a pair of kookaburra, a distinctive and indigenous kingfisher bird to the Australian Outback. The two birds perch upon a rural fence within a circle. The "P" mintmark for Perth and the artist Natasha Muhl's initials "NM" can be found to the left. Around the top rim, the legend "AUSTRALIAN KOOKABURRA" is inscribed. The year-date "2017" and the weight and purity "1KILO 999 SILVER" can be found at the bottom rim.
On the obverse, HM Queen Elizabeth II's portrait, designed by Ian Rank-Broadley, is shown facing right. Her Majesty's effigy is likewise contained within a circle. Inscriptions around the outer rim include the denomination "30 DOLLARS," the issuing nation "AUSTRALIA," and the Queen's name.
The coin you'll receive comes in a hard plastic capsule for protection. The kookaburra is said to have a call that resembles a charming cackle, and the Perth Mint wants you to know you'll be "laughing all the way to the bank!" Be one of the first to add one of these 2017 Australian 1 Kilo Silver Kookaburra coin to your collection!
|Mint Mark:||P - Perth|
|Actual Metal Weight:||32.15 ozt|
|Face Value:||30 Dollars|
|Obverse Designer:||Ian Rank-Broadley|
|Reverse Designer:||Natasha Muhl|