Composed of 1 troy ounce of .999 pure silver, the 2008 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 2008 1 oz Silver Kookaburra features the bird perching on a barbed wire fence next to a spider web, designed by Shevaun Buschenhofen. It is inscribed with the words “THE AUSTRALIAN KOOKABURRA, 1 OZ .999 SILVER” and the year.
The obverse of each Silver Kookaburra features Ian Rank-Broadley’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.
2008: A Year in History
January 1 – Cyprus and Malta officially adopted the euro.
January 21 – Stock markets around the world plunged, fueled by fears of a US recession thanks to the subprime mortgage crisis of 2007.
February 5 – The stock market plunged more than three percent, while the S&P fell 3.2 percent and the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 370 points.
February 19 – Fidel Castro resigned as President of Cuba.
August 8 to August 24 – The 2008 Summer Olympics were held in Beijing, China.
September 15 – Lehman Brothers filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, which laid the foundation for the Global financial crisis.
September 29 – The DOW lost 777 points — the largest one-day point decline in history — after the House of Representatives denied a $700 billion bank bailout.
November 4 – Barack Obama was elected the forty-fourth President of the United States, becoming the first African-American to hold the office.
December 11 – Bernie Madoff was arrested for his involvement in the largest financial fraud in history.
Safeguard your family’s wealth. Purchase 2008 1 oz Silver Kookaburras from Provident Metals today. Use our secure online ordering system and your bullion will arrive in just days.
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|Metal Content||1 troy oz|
|Metals Purity||.999 Fine Silver|