Australian Silver Kookaburra

Silver Kookaburra

Silver Coin Information

The Australian Silver Kookaburra was first produced by the Perth Mint in 1990 and have been produced each year since. The coins feature a reverse design which changes annually and a proof like finish which incorporates mirrored and frosted elements.

The obverse of the Silver Kookaburra features an image of Queen Elizabeth II with inscriptions “Elizabeth II”, “Australia”, and the face value. The reverse features an image of the native Kookaburra, a bird with an unforgettable name and distinctive call which sounds like human laughter. The reverse inscriptions include “The Australian Kookaburra”, “.999 silver”, and the date and silver content weight.

The Silver Kookaburra is offered in several different weights, which is uncommon for a silver bullion coin. Coins can be purchased in 1 oz, 2 oz, 10 oz, and 1 kilo sizes to accommodate different investment levels.  The unique designs and high quality production have helped to establish this coin as a popular world bullion coin. The popularity of the coin led the Perth Mint to later offer the similarly animal themed Silver Koala starting in 2007.

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Coin Specifications

Dates: 1990 – present
Mint: Perth Mint
Weight: 31.635 grams
Composition: 99.9% silver
Silver Content: 1 troy ounce
Diameter: 40.60 mm
Thickness: 4.00 mm