Perth Mint Australia

0 0

AUSTRALIAN KOOKABURRA Map Shaped Silver Proof Coin 1 Oz 1$ Australia 2012


The stunning Australian Kookaburra is the first design featured in the exciting new Australian Map shaped coin series. This series will depict native Australian animals and is sure to impress. The coin features delightful original artistry and is struck by The Perth Mint from 99.9% pure silver on an Australian map shaped coin.

More details

Out of stock
Enter your email id. Once product back in stock you will be notify by email

129.95 €

We accept payment by:

Add to wishlist

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
  • Year2012
  • Face Value1 Dollar
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)31.1 (1 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)40.6
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)6.000
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes
The coin’s coloured reverse depicts a kookaburra, resting on a fence, against the background of a bush scene. The inscription KOOKABURRA also appears in the design with The Perth Mint’s traditional 'P' mintmark and the 2012 year-date. The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and monetary denomination are depicted on the coin’s obverse. The coin is housed in a presentation case and custom-designed shipper, accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.