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APMEXclusive® This coin features a laughing Kookaburra, the largest member of the Kingfisher species, synonymous with the Australian outback. The coin also exhibits a small privy mark celebrating 2017 as the Year of the Rooster. 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.
- Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
- Packaged individually in a plastic capsule. Quantities of 20 come in sealed rolls from the mint, with 100 coins (5 rolls) per cardboard box. Master cartons of 300 contain 3 boxes of 100 coins.
- Obverse: Displays the Ian Rank-Broadley likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination.
- Reverse: Depicts two Kookaburras perched on a wooden fence along with a rooster privy mark. Exquisite quality is shown in this design, as the individual detail in the feathers as well as the old wooden fence bring this image to life.
- Sovereign coin backed by the Australian government.
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The Perth Mint began issuing Kookaburra coins with a Lunar Privy mark in 2012. 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 rooster privy mark (for the Lunar Year of the Rooster) 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 for sale in the market place.
Australian Kookaburra Silver Coins Offer Historic ConnectionsLike The Perth Mint's Silver Koala series, the Silver Kookaburra series celebrates one of Australia's most iconic animals. Also like their koala counterparts, Silver Kookaburras feature design changes each year, making every edition unique.
The coin's obverse always depicts a portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II that matches the version on circulating coinage at that time. The monetary value also appears on the obverse.
Each edition features a new reverse design to represent a different take on the kookaburra theme. Sometimes the design features just one kookaburra, while others may have an adult and baby. The year of issue, .999 fine Silver content and weight appear on the reverse. The text "Australian Kookaburra" appears near the top.
Privy marks, which appear on the reverse with the kookaburra, add to the originality and collectibility of each Silver Kookaburra. While some privy marks include Australian landmarks, popular releases celebrate the Chinese lunar calendar.
Since The Perth Mint issues this sovereign coin, it is backed by the Australian government. The Perth Mint is the oldest currently operating mint in Australia, adding another layer of history to this coin. The mint dates back to 1899, when it was authorized by Great Britain's Royal Mint, and today it produces coins in Silver and other Precious Metals for collectors and investors alike.
Invest in BU Silver Kookaburras with Privy MarksThe BU Silver Kookaburra offers impressive value to investors. These Silver coins each contain 1 oz of .999 fine Silver and are produced under a strict mintage cap, making them a smart investment for those seeking a Silver coin with limited circulation. Both numismatists looking for a high return on their purchase and collectors seeking a coin with limited mintage will appreciate the value that Silver Kookaburras provide.
Preserve the Value of Silver KookaburrasWhen you purchase Silver Kookaburras, you can feel confident that your purchase will not only retain its value, but may even appreciate over time. One of the primary indicators of the value of these Silver coins is the Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) designation. This reflects the extremely low rate of handling these coins have experienced. Many times, BU coins have gone straight from production to storage. This means that these Silver coins have impressive luster and sharp relief.
In addition, these Silver coins each bear a unique privy mark honoring a variety of topics, from Chinese zodiac signs to popular U.S. coinage, which increases the collectibility. The Perth Mint caps the mintage for all privy marks, anywhere from 50,000 to just 10,000 coins.
All Kookaburra Silver Privy Mark Coins arrive encapsulated in plastic to preserve their appearance and value. Consider displaying yours in a specially designed presentation box alongside a Silver Kangaroo or a Silver Koala for an impressive array of high-value Perth Mint Silver coins.
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