2012 Australia 3-Coin 1/2 oz Silver Outback Set BU

2012 Australia 3-Coin 1/2 oz Silver Outback Set BU

The set features 3 colorized 1/2 oz coins of Australia’s most iconic fauna: the kangaroo, the koala and the kookaburra.

Set Highlights:

  • Contains 1.5 oz of .999 fine Silver.
  • Each coin comes packaged in a plastic capsule inside a clamshell display case.
  • Presented in a prestigious display case and accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity.
  • Mintage of 5,000.
  • Obverse: Right-facing profile of Queen Elizabeth II, along with the face value.
  • Reverse: Features one of each; Kookaburra, Koala and Kangaroo.
  • Sovereign coins backed by the Australian government.

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The kangaroo coin’s reverse portrays a colored image of a kangaroo set against a bush scene and windmill. The design includes the inscription "AUSTRALIAN KANGAROO", designed by Wade Robinson. The koala coin's reverse depicts a colored image of an adult koala sleeping on the branch of a eucalyptus tree. The design includes the inscription "AUSTRALIAN KOALA", designed by Aleysha Howarth. The kookaburra coin’s reverse portrays a colored image of a kookaburra perched on a tree branch with gum leaves. The design includes the inscription "AUSTRALIAN KOOKABURRA", designed by Darryl Bellotti. The Ian Rank-Broadley likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination are shown on the obverse of all three coins.

Like the kangaroo, the koala symbolizes all things Australian. Often thought to be a member of the bear family, the koala is really a marsupial, with a pouch for its young. In the outback, this wonderful creature has adapted to the country’s extreme conditions by spending its life in trees and feeding on eucalyptus leaves. It’s a little known fact that the koala’s fingerprints are remarkably similar to those of human beings.

The Australian kookaburra is world-renowned for its laughing call, which can be heard usually at sunrise and sunset. The eerie laughing has found its way into popular culture, which makes this bird even more unique. Related to the kingfisher family, the extraordinary kookaburra is actually a carnivore and extremely territorial. The sound of kookaburras singing in a dawn chorus, in the Australian outback, is a truly incredible experience.

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