Why purchase this $8 Australia 2020-P 5 oz Silver Kookaburra - 30th Anniversary Pink Gold Gilding High Relief Proof?
For the past 30 years, the Silver Kookaburra series has enamored collectors throughout the world. It brought one of Australia's most beloved creatures to the world through stunning, intricately detailed designs. In 2020, the Perth Mint marks the 30th anniversary of its marquis series with this high relief gilded proof. Part of a mintage of just 500 pieces, this coin was struck from 5 oz of .9999 fine silver. The Perth Mint's famous "P" mint mark is included on the reverse.
Breathtaking Kookaburra Design by Jennifer McKenna
This 30th anniversary edition has a unique obverse. Featured prominently is the kookaburra design of Stuart Devlin that appeared on the original issue in 1990. The bird looks at the trunk of the eucalyptus tree on which it is perched. Above is a circle that holds a right-side portrait of Queen Elizabeth. Designed by Stuart Devlin, the image shows the monarch wearing earrings, a necklace, and her Royal Diamond Diadem. Between these designs are the anniversary dates, "1990" and "2020." The obverse has a rim frame in which there are three inscriptions, "ELIZABETH II," "AUSTRALIA," and "8 DOLLARS."
On the reverse, a kookaburra signs atop a raised iron rooftop. The beloved bird is executed in fine detail. In the background are the sun and its rays, which are lit up with pink gold gilding. The design is encircled by a rim frame that bears three sets of inscriptions. At the top and bottom are the name of the coin, "AUSTRALIAN KOOKABURRA," and the event celebrated with this issue, "30TH ANNIVERSARY." The weight and purity of the coin, "5 OZ 9999 SILVER," are inscribed to the right.
Impeccable PF70 UC FR with Kookaburra Label
This coin earned Numismatic Guaranty Corporation's (NGC's) highest grade, Proof 70. That grade means that it appears perfect even under 5x magnification. NGC also certified the coin Ultra Cameo and First Releases. UC pieces exhibit particularly sharp contrasts between heavily frosted devices and deeply mirrored fields, while First Releases were submitted for grading within 30 days of their initial releases from the mint. This information comes provided on a label that bears an image of a kookaburra.
Don't miss your chance to own this High Relief Proof 2020-P $8 Australia 5 oz Silver Kookaburra - 30th Anniversary Pink Gold Gilding.
This 2020-P Australia $8 5 oz Silver Kookaburra - 30th Anniversary Pink Gold Gilding High Relief Proof Coin NGC PF70 UC FR Kookaburra Label is proudly minted by the Perth Mint. The Perth Mint was established in 1899. Today it produces popular series, including the Kookaburra, Koala, and Kangaroo series.
|Year of Issue:||2020|
|Release Type:||First Releases|
|Display Weight:||5 oz|
|Weight in Grams:||155.517 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||5 oz|
|Legal Tender:||Australian Legal Tender|
|Obverse Design:||Queen Elizabeth II + 1990 Kookaburra|
|Reverse Design:||Kookaburra Perched at Sunset|