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Each of these Australian Kookaburras contains 1 troy ounce of 99.9% pure silver!
Coin will arrive in a plastic capsule.
Composed of 1 troy ounce of .999 pure silver, the 1997 Australian Kookaburra is a simple and affordable way to invest in precious metal — and it’s eligible for contribution in your self-directed IRA.
Each 1 oz Silver Kookaburra arrives in brilliant uncirculated condition, housed in a plastic capsule for long-term storage and protection.
Since 1990, the Perth Mint has released the Silver Kookaburra annually. Each installment features a new design, available in various sizes, from one ounce to one kilo.
The reverse of each 1997 1 oz Silver Kookaburra features a mother bird and her chick in a nest. It is inscribed with the words “THE AUSTRALIAN KOOKABURRA, 1 OZ .999 SILVER” and the year.
The obverse of each Silver Kookaburra features Raphael Maklouf’s Queen Elizabeth II design, and it is inscribed with the coin’s denomination of one dollar.
About the Perth Mint
The Perth Mint was founded in 1899 after gold was discovered in local Australian deposits. The newly-established mint struck gold and silver sovereigns until Great Britain abandoned the gold standard in 1931.
The mint remained under British ownership until July of 1970, when it ceded to the state government of Western Australia. Today, the Perth Mint produces nearly all of the nation’s legal tender bullion coins in its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility.
1997: A Year in History
January 20 – Bill Clinton was inaugurated for his second term as President of the United States.January 22 – Madeleine Albright took her place as the first female Secretary of State.February 27 – Divorce was finally legalized in the Republic of Ireland.May 2 – Tony Blair was elected Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.May 16 – Bill Clinton formally apologized to victims of the horrific Tuskegee Study.June 12 – The United States Department of the Treasury announced a new $50 bill that would be harder to counterfeit.June 13 – Timothy McVeigh was sentenced to death for the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.July 15 – Gianni Versace was shot to death outside of his Miami home by spree killer, Andrew Cunanan.August 31 – While being chased by the paparazzi, Diana, Princess of Wales was killed in a car accident.September 5 – Mother Teresa passed away.December 19 – James Cameron released Titanic in the United States. It was the highest-grossing film of all time.
Own a piece of world history — and precious metal. Purchase 1997 1 Oz Silver Kookaburras from Provident Metals today. Use our secure online ordering system and your bullion will arrive in just days.
|Availability||Out of Stock|
|Silver Content||1 troy oz|
|Composition||.999 Fine Silver|