APMEXclusive®. A laughing Kookaburra, the largest member of the Kingfisher species, is synonymous with the Australian outback. Additionally, this issue features a privy mark celebrating 2016 as the Year of the Monkey.
- Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
- Packaged individually in a plastic capsule.
- 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. Also bears a special Monkey privy mark.
- Obverse: Displays the Ian Rank-Broadley likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination.
- Sovereign coin backed by the Australian government.
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The Perth Mint has issued a strict mintage cap of 50,000 coins, which limits the amount of these coins in circulation. As a comparison, the regular 1 oz Silver Kookaburra has a mintage of 500,000 units, and other bullion coins such as the Silver Maple and Silver Eagle have mintages in the tens of millions each year.
The Perth Mint began issuing Kookaburra Privy coins in 2011. The Silver Kookaburra series has been incredibly popular in its own right, establishing a wide base of collectors across the world. This ensures that these coins are easily traded no matter the year!
Privy marks are distinguishing marks, often small, applied to more widely traded bullion coins to make a unique coin that is often in high demand. This coin has a small monkey privy mark (for the Lunar Year of the Monkey) in the middle of the iconic Kookaburra coin. With a mintage of only 50,000 coins, this makes the Kookaburra Privy extremely collectible as a Silver bullion coin. Prior year Privy Kookaburras, such as the Goat Privy, Horse Privy, Snake Privy and Dragon Privy, all have remained in high demand as supply dwindles over time and fewer are being offered up.
The history of the 2016 Australia 1 oz Silver Kookaburra
The history of the Australia Silver Kookaburra begins in 1990 when the Perth Mint decided to issue the Silver coin series. The Australian Kookaburra coins features the Laughing Kookaburra, a long time symbol of the Australian outback, on the reverse. The obverse depicts Queen Elizabeth II. Since 1990, these Silver coins have come in four different weights; 1 kilogram, 10 troy oz, 2 troy oz and 1 troy oz.
Why invest in the 2016 Australia 1 oz Silver Kookaburra?
While many buy 2016 Australia 1 oz Silver Kookaburras to add to coin collections, others choose this Silver bullion to add to investment portfolios. Australian Kookaburra coins meet the strict fineness requirements set by the Internal Revenue Service for use with Precious Metals IRAs, and this makes them attractive to investors who desire government-backed Silver bullion to add to their retirement portfolio. Adding Silver coins to investment portfolios is one way investors choose to add balance to traditional investments like stocks and bonds. With limited mintage, these 1 oz Silver coins also have added value due to being more rare.
Collect the 2016 Australia 1 oz Silver Kookaburras that celebrate the Year of the Monkey.
Collect the 2016 Australia 1 oz Silver Kookaburra that blends two popular themes in coin collecting, wildlife and the Chinese lunar calendar. The Australian Kookaburra coins have a special privy mark featuring a seated monkey in honor of the Year of the Monkey. When showing off these 1 oz Silver coins, you will want to share how 2016 is considered more specifically a fire monkey year according to Chinese astrology, and that people born under this sign tend to be ambitious and adventurous. Add Australian coins to your collection, or consider giving them as gifts to friends or family born under the sign of the monkey.
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Part of owning the 2016 Australia 1 oz Silver Kookaburra is showing it off to friends and family. Display the Australian Kookaburra coin alone in an attractive wood presentation box, or choose one of the presentation boxes with space for multiple Silver coins. For caring for these 1 oz Silver coins, browse our inventory of coin supplies for everything from white cotton gloves to prevent fingerprints and discoloration to silica gel desiccants to prevent moisture damage. Keep these Silver coins looking pristine for years to come with our storage and display solutions.