Australian Perth Mint Kookaburras 1990-2013
Considered the flagship coin series of the Perth Mint, silver Kookaburras were first introduced in 1990. Presently, the series has 23 coins in its collection, each with a unique image of the most famous bird in Australia on the obverse. The obverse design changes annually; one reason the silver coins are appealing to both investors and collectors. What’s even more interesting is that the reverse, which bears the image of Queen Elizabeth II, is set in a proof finish. The coins from 1990 to 1998 have the Queen Elizabeth sculpture of Raphael Maklouf, while the coins from 1999 to 2013 depict the sculpture of Ian Rank-Broadley.
The Silver Kooks are intricately and artistically sculpted by expert Perth Mint designers. Each coin has one troy ounce of .999 pure silver and measures 40.6 millimeters in diameter and 4 millimeters in thickness. The Perth Mints famed silver coins have an extremely low mintage each year, making it more difficult to complete the 1990 to 2013 set.
The Silver Kooks are one of the most highly beloved coin collectibles, so whether you are an investor or a collector, the Silver Kookaburras must be part of your portfolio or collection. It might be quite hard to complete the Kookaburra coins, but you can find the present version and all the back date coins at Provident Metals.