1999 Australian Kookaburra | 1 oz .999 Fine Silver Coin

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Each of these Australia Kookaburras contains 1 troy ounce of 99.9% pure silver!

Coin will arrive in a plastic capsule for lasting preservation.

Composed of 1 troy ounce of .999 pure silver, the 1999 Australian Kookaburra is eligible for contribution in your self-directed IRA. Each 1 oz silver coin arrives in brilliant uncirculated condition, housed in a plastic capsule for long-term storage and protection.

Since 1990, the Perth Mint has released an annual edition of the Silver Kookaburra Coin. Each installment features a new design, available in various sizes from one ounce to one kilo.

The reverse of each 1999 1 oz Silver Kookaburra features two of the birds perched on a branch, designed by Sara Langridge. It is inscribed with the words “THE AUSTRALIAN KOOKABURRA,” “1 OZ .999 SILVER,” “1999.” The obverse of each coin features Ian Rank-Broadley’s Queen Elizabeth II design, and it is inscribed with its denomination of one dollar.

1999: A Year in History

- The euro was established as the official currency of the eurozone.
- Bill Clinton was acquitted during impeachment proceedings in the US Senate.
- The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above the 10,000 mark for the first time in history.
- Two teenage boys went on a shooting spree at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. Twelve children and one teacher were killed before the boys turned their guns on themselves.
- Eight bodies were found inside barrels in a former bank vault in Snowtown, South Australia. The so-called Snowtown murders were the worst serial killings in Australian history.
- A plane carrying John F. Kennedy, Jr, his wife Carolyn and her sister Lauren Bessette, crashed off the coast of Martha's Vineyard, killing all three passengers.

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.

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Product Details

Availability Out of Stock
Year 1999
Silver Content 1 troy oz
Condition Uncirculated
Denomination $1.00
Mint Perth Mint
Coin Mintage 104,433
IRA Eligible Yes
SKU BBFS-00833
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