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KOOKABURRA 25th Anniversary 1 Oz Silver Proof Coin 2 Oz Bar 1$ Australia 2015


Third issue of the successful "The World´s Most Famous Bullion Coin Bar Series". It's the first time that an Australian Kookaburra coin has been offered as a set that includes the official 1 oz Kookaburra coin of 2015 featuring the same Kookaburra motif as its first edition in 1990. The coin is individually numbered and housed in a premium wooden box with COD. Mintage 3.500 pieces wolrdwide.

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The laughing kookaburra is well known both as a symbol of Australia’s birdlife and as the inspirational “merry, merry king of the bush” from the children’s song.
Native to the eucalyptus forests of eastern Australia, the laughing kookaburra is the largest member of the Kingfisher family, with females weighing up to one pound (455 grams) and growing to 18 inches (45 centimeters) in length. Its beak can reach 4 inches (10 centimeters) long and is used to snatch a variety of invertebrates and small vertebrates, including the occasional small snake. Since being introduced in western Australia and New Zealand, the kookaburra has angered farmers by preying on their fowl.
The laughing kookaburra has dark brown wing plumage and a white head and underside. Dark brown eye stripes run across its face and its upper bill is black. Its reddish-colored tail is patterned with black bars.
It gets its moniker from its manic laughter-like call. And its early dawn and dusk cackling chorus earned it the nickname “bushman’s clock.”
Laughing kookaburras are monogamous, territorial birds that nest in tree holes. Females lay one to five eggs, which are tended by a collective unit composed of parents and elder siblings. Fledgling kookaburras generally remain with their parents to help care for the subsequent clutch.
Laughing kookaburras are not currently considered threatened although loss of habitat is a primary threat to the birds. They have adapted well to human development and often inhabit suburban areas, which provide both food and shelter.

  • CountryAustralia
  • Year2015
  • Face Value1 Dollar
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)93.3 (3 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)40.6
  • Size (mm)50 x 80
  • QualityProoflike
  • Mintage (pcs)3.500
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes

The reverse of the Kookaburra coin features the same Kookaburra motif as its first edition in 1990. The coin is officially issued with the “P25” Privy Mark in honor of its 25th edition. The inscription "Australian Kookaburra", the Silver fineness, the Silver weight and the anniversary date 1990-2015 complete the design. The coin is inserted in a 2 Oz Silver bar depicting two Kookaburra birds standing on a branch in their natural habitat. Each bar is individually numbered.
The obverse of the Kookaburra coin features the same Kookaburra motif as its first edition in 1990. In the center the effigy of Her Majestic Queen Elizabeth II, the issue country and the face value. The bar's obverse depicts three Kookaburra birds standing on the inscription "25" in wood structure honoring the Anniversary.
Designed and officially certified by The Perth Mint, Australia!