Australia's meat-eating kookaburras have been known to swoop in and grab a sizzling steak right off the "barbie." And when it comes to their namesake Australian Kookaburra Silver Dollars, those birds just might have the right idea!
Savvy collectors have snapped up these one Troy ounce, 99.9% pure silver coins ever since they were first released more than two decades ago in 1990. Australia's original silver dollar is a coin that sells out, year after year – even after the world-renowned Perth Mint increased its mintage to help meet international demand.
But the Australian Kookaburra Silver Dollar is still one of the lowest annual mintage silver coins in the world (There are anywhere from 7 million to 39 million more Silver Pandas, Eagles and Maple Leaf coins issued each year).
Named for the noisy bird the Aussies dubbed the "Bushman's Clock" for its laughing call at dawn and dusk, each legal-tender Silver Dollar Proof features a one-year-only design of the Kookaburra in its native habitat on the reverse, while the obverse, like all Australian coins, is graced with a portrait of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley.
Available as a Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) coin or as a double thick high-relief proof, these limited edition annual releases are always in demand by Kookaburra collectors, Australian coin aficionados and silver world coin fans alike.
Struck from 99.9% pure silver at Australia's oldest operating mint, each coin demonstrates the Perth Mint's industry-leading craftsmanship – from its exceptional design and attention to detail, to its sparkling silver finish.
Silver is always one of the most affordable precious metals. And for scarcity, purity and sheer quality, these are among the silver coins from the land "Down Under" that you'll want in your personal hoard. Count on Modern Coin Mart to bring you the latest, fresh from the mint.