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26 May 2019

KOOKABURRA TO THE RESCUE

Coins-World | Longstrider

Today I would like to share a nice little pick up I got at a resent coin show I attended in Las Vegas this month. Below is a beautiful BU 2008 Australian Kookaburra. This particular year issue is somewhat difficult to find. I feel very lucky to have found it. There was a mintage of only 300,000 which is fairly low for this popular series.

The specs on this little beauty are as follows; it was made in the Australian mint in Perth. This one troy ounce coin is 2.98 mm thick and has a diameter of 40.6 mm .999 silver. With a denomination of $1 Australian, it qualifies as a coin. The Kookaburra series has been made at the Perth mint since 1990. It is a favorite of collectors. I like it as the reverse changes each year, bringing me art in coinage.

The obverse always features her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll. This year she is facing left. She was designed by Ian Rank-Broadley. The reverse features a kookaburra bird perched on a barbed wire fence next to a spider’s web. It was designed by Shevaun Buschenhofen.

I find these coins to be a beautiful design and a nice addition to my collection of Silver American Eagles and Mexican Libertads. They offer a relatively low cost way into a great series. Thanks for looking. Please check out the photos and feel free to comment.

SOURCES:

The Pert Mint

Comments

"SUN"

Level 6

Nice blog. I like Australian coins.

Mike

Level 7

Thanks for the blog he your beautiful coin. I'm not an animal person per say but there re as few I did buy. Like you this was one of them. I count resit he just looked so content sitting there. I wondered what he was thinking? The other I collected was the Koala bear. Ok I like bears. They are truly beautiful always playing and just enjoying life. Like that beauty up there. Should I leave or just hang out here. Great coin. It's shows there is beauty in the world. Thanks.

Nice pickup! beautiful coin

Mokie

Level 6

A very attractive coin and reminds me of the old Aussie folk song "Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree, merry merry king of the Bush is he, laugh Kookaburra, laugh Kookaburra, how gay your life must be". I've always liked that song. Thanks for sharing your beauty with us.

PastorK7354

Level 4

Cute lil bird. Very nice design.

Kepi

Level 6

I love the Kookaburra designs! This one is particularly fun! Hope you had a great time at the show! ; )

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