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10 Nov 2017

BUSHMAN'S ALARM CLOCK

Coins-World | Longstrider

Today I thought I would give everyone a break from Peace and Morgan dollar VAMS. Don't be sad. They will be back! So, the Bushman's Alarm Clock, in this case, is a 2018 Australian Kookaburra. It is nick-named that for it's habit of sounding off, loudly, at dusk and dawn. This Australian silver coin is the Aussie answer to our Silver American Eagle. It has been minted, in Perth, since 1990. Each year features a different vision of the bird. This is one of the things I find attractive about the series. This year the one troy ounce .9999 silver coin features, on the reverse, the kookaburra in flight with it's wings spread wide. It was designed by gifted artist Neil Hollis. The obverse, by Ian Rank-Broadley depicts, as always, a portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. My Gem BU coin is 40.60 mm in diameter and a thickness of 3.21 mm. It has a denomination of one dollar Australian. I find this a fun coin to collect. This coin is relatively inexpensive and, as I stated, every year has a different depiction of the kookaburra. You can find it a many domestic coin dealers. It also comes in different weights and finishes. Thanks for your time. I hope you enjoyed this blog and photos. I look forward to your comments!
SOURCES:
The Perth Mint

Comments

Conan Barbarian

Level 5

the coin has wonderful proof to it thanks for sharing

user_9894

Level 4

Great coin. Thanks for sharing your information.

Kepi

Level 6

Beautiful coin! I love the Australian Kookaburra design!

CoinLady

Level 6

Doesn't a kookaburra appear on circulating Australian coins? And now that I think of it, perhaps on some older, scarce issues. Great subject for a coin.

Longstrider

Level 6

I'm not sure. They show it all the way back to 1919. They are square coins but I believe they were patterns. I think!! Thanks!

coin collector

Level 4

wow very neat

SpartaCuse

Level 4

when do you think the obverse will change ?

Kepi

Level 6

A change would be kinda nice.

Longstrider

Level 6

Probably not till there is a new Queen/King. This is portrait number 4 of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

"SUN"

Level 6

At one time I collected Australian coins, but lost interest when no one around me did. Nice looking coin

CoinLady

Level 6

I'm a bird lover so I enjoy this design. Australia is known for unusual wildlife. Pretty coin.

Mike

Level 7

Well I have to agree this is there answer to our eagle. It's a lovely coin and I did buy a few of them. It's a great series to own and not that expensive as you said I like this design. It's more dramatic. Thanks for your information and work on this coin and beautiful bird. Mike.

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