2024 Australian Kookaburra 1oz Silver Bullion Coin
The kookaburra, Australia’s largest kingfisher often seen in gardens, stars in three silver bullion coins from The Perth Mint. Available in 1 kilo, 10oz, and 1oz sizes, these coins are meticulously struck from 99.99% pure silver.
Kookaburras gather at dawn and dusk, vocalizing territorial boundaries. Since 1990, investors remain loyal to this iconic silver series.
The Perth Mint expertly strikes each coin from 1oz of 99.99% pure silver; it’s legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, with a 500,000 mintage.
On each coin’s reverse, a compelling image emerges—a kookaburra in flight holding a snake over a gorge. Designs feature ‘KOOKABURRA,’ a ‘P125’ mintmark honoring The Perth Mint’s 125th anniversary, the 2024 year-date, weight, and purity.
The obverse proudly showcases the Dan Thorne effigy of King Charles III and the monetary denomination.
An added security layer—a micro-laser engraved letter within the design on each coin’s reverse, detectable only under magnification.
Each bullion coin comes in a protective acrylic capsule.
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ABOUT THE PERTH MINT
The Perth Mint, located in Perth, Western Australia, is one of the oldest and most prestigious mints in the world, with a rich history that dates back to the late 19th century. It was established in 1899 as a branch of Britain's Royal Mint in response to the discovery of rich gold deposits in Western Australia. Its primary purpose was to refine gold mined in the region and to mint gold sovereigns and half sovereigns for use throughout the British Empire.
The Perth Mint played a crucial role in the development of Western Australia's gold industry, providing a local facility for gold refining and coin production that significantly contributed to the economic growth of the region. Over the years, it has evolved to become a leader in the precious metals industry, offering a wide range of services including gold and silver bullion bars and coins, precious metal refining, and jewellry.
After Australia gained independence, the Perth Mint continued its operations and, in 1970, it became wholly owned by the Government of Western Australia. Since then, it has expanded its offerings to include commemorative coins, investment products, and a wealth of services for precious metals storage, management, and distribution.
Notably, The Perth Mint has set several world records, including producing the world's largest gold coin in 2011, weighing one tonne and featuring a kangaroo design. It also operates one of the largest LBMA (London Bullion Market Association) accredited gold refineries in the world.
The mint is also a significant tourist attraction, offering visitors insights into Australia's gold mining history, the chance to view Australia’s largest collection of natural gold nuggets, and live demonstrations of traditional gold pouring.