2016 Australia 1 oz Silver Kookaburra BU

2016 Australia 1 oz Silver Kookaburra BU

A laughing kookaburra, the largest member of the kingfisher species, is synonymous with the Australian outback. These coins have a mintage of 500,000 and are made of .999 fine Silver.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
  • Packaged individually in a plastic capsule. Multiples of 100 are typically packaged in a sealed box.
  • Eligible for Precious Metals IRAs.
  • Reverse: Features a Kookaburra perched on a fence post amidst an Australian landscape. The Perth Mint’s “P” mintmark and year-date are included in the design.
  • Obverse: Bears the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
  • Sovereign coin backed by the Australian government.

Protect and display your Silver Kookaburra in style by adding an attractive display or gift box to your order.

The 2016 Silver Kookaburra not only features a gorgeous design, they are also produced in limited mintages creating a great collectible opportunity. Add the 2016 1 oz Silver Kookaburra to your cart today!

The Australian Silver Kookaburra series from the Perth Mint began in 1990 and is the longest-running bullion program from the mint. Each year has a differing design of a kookaburra on the reverse. This bird species is indigenous to Australia and is known for their call, which is said to sound like echoing human laughter.

Not only are designs changed on the bullion coins each year, the Proof designs vary each year as well! Historically, the mintage of each 1 oz bullion Silver Kookaburra coin has been a maximum of 300,000 coins. However, in 2011 the maximum mintage was moved to 500,000 coins to accommodate the very high demand for this series. Compared to other silver bullion series, this mintage is still very small and has helped ensure the collectibility of each coin.

The history of Australian Kookaburra coins

The 2016 Australia 1 oz Silver Kookaburra features a laughing kookaburra sitting on a barbed-wire fence post in the Australian outback. Australian Kookaburra coins capture some of the uniqueness of Australian wildlife, with different images of the carnivorous kingfishers that have a call that sounds like human laughter. These Silver coins were first minted in 1990, and the Kookaburra picture on the reverse side changes every year. The Australian coins always proudly depict Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse.

Why invest in 2016 Australia 1 oz Silver Kookaburra coins?

The 2016 Australia 1 oz Silver Kookaburra is a legal tender coin made by the Perth Mint, and its weight and purity are backed by the Australian government. These Australian Kookaburra coins have limited runs with a different version each year, adding to its collectability and popularity among bullion coins. The Silver coins are .999 fine., and special editions of these Australian coins include the 2015 coin, a 25th anniversary issue that copied the kookaburra image from 1990 but used a different format for the date.

The 2016 Australia 1 oz Kookaburra has inspired other Silver coins.

The 2016 Australia 1 oz Kookaburra is the 26th year of Australia’s longest running Silver bullion coin series. The Australian Kookaburra coins have been such a hit, the Silver coins have inspired other Australian coin series, including the Lunar series in 1996, the Koala series in 2007 and the Saltwater Crocodile series in 2014. The Silver coins come in a variety of different weights, but the 1 oz Silver coin mintage is always capped. Australian coins are beloved by collectors for capturing the world’s fascination with this exotic land and its unusual wildlife.

Customer Reviews of 2016 Australia 1 oz Silver Kookaburra BU
2016 Australia 1 oz Silver Kookaburra BU
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Get them while you can

By  Bob

from Va.

5.0

Latest Perth mint sales numbers released in October show less than 300,000 sold

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Easy to Sell

I'm kook Koo for kookaburras!!!

By  Daddy War Silver

from Delaware

5.0

Apmex has not let me ?? yet super fast free shipping.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

best coin of all

By  tim

from new jersey

5.0

I will be buying a lot more of these very soon.

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

As always, top quality

By  Bern

from Desert southwest

5.0

For me, the 2016 kook was a particularly nice design. Comes in the airtite making this a pretty good deal.

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

What a beautiful bird!

By  TR

from Olney, IL

5.0

Purchased 6 of the Kookaburra. Beautiful coins with no flaws. Was impressed that they came in coin capsules. I plan to buy more of these.

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Mint Condition

Nice silver bird

By  Mike

from Connecticut

5.0

I was actually drawn to this coin by positive reviews from other silver stackers on YouTube. Praising it for it's attractive design that changes each year like the Chinese Panda (abet with a lower premium). As with the 1/10th oz Gold Kangaroos, these Silver kooks also come with their own capsule and removes the need to purchase a separate airtite for them.

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

Kookoo Bird

By  Thechindude

from Oakland, CA

5.0

A salesperson said I should buy this cuz even ungraded ones go up in value more so than other silver coins, so I got one. I don't regret it. Well stamped & shiny. Nice pic of a Kookaburrra too.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

Cons

  • Common (higher mintage)

Great Lower mintage coin & good value

By  Matthew

from Illinois

5.0

Bought 100 of the 2016 Kookaburras. Each arrived in individual plastic holder. Great looking coin in mint condition. Very happy with this order and really all the coins I've ordered from APMEX.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

Amazing looking coin!

By  orions_father

from AZ

5.0

Picked up a few of these when they were on sale. The premium over spot was decent and the bonus was they already come in plastic capsules instead of flips.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

Great service, beautiful coin

By  Rubiconmoose

from Tahoe CIty, Ca.

5.0

APMEX has quick service, great pricing, and many great useful features for their on-line customers.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design

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Invest in Australian Kookaburra coins with a Precious Metals IRA

The 2016 Australia 1 oz Silver Kookaburra can be invested in a Precious Metals IRA. The Australian Kookaburra coins are .999 fine Silver and legal tender, meeting the IRS requirements. Investing Silver coins in a Precious Metals IRA is considered by many investors a great way to diversify your retirement investments, gaining a physical asset that typically does not move in lock step with other investments. These Australian coins can help balance your portfolio and can provide a hedge against unstable markets and shocks to the economy.

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