UNPRECEDENTED OFFER - The complete collection! The entire, 28-year run of 1 ounce, pure silver Kookaburras! Is the flagship coin program of the historic Perth Mint, and beloved of numismatists the world over since its introduction in 1990. Known for its annually changing, one-year-only designs and intricate detailing, it's no wonder the Kooka is the most-collected Australian coin.
Its appeal is further enhanced by the strict annual mintage limit placed on each date. Alas, this makes the challenging task of assembling a complete Kookaburra date run even more difficult - until now!Talisman Coins is pleased to offer you the. All 28 issues, each with an unique, one-year-only design, including the 1999 with the P100 mint mark. (celebrating the centennial of the Perth Mint) and the 2015 with the special P25 mint mark. Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Pure Silver Kookaburra Program.
All are in pristine, mint condition, in capsules for protection. 28 Years of Kookaburras in Pure Silver - The Complete Collection! The kookaburra is one of the iconic symbols of Australia, made all the more desirable by the Perth Mint's execution of this handsome bird in pure silver. Artistically rendered in an unique, reverse proof finish! Each annual issue carries a strict mintage limit, much lower than other countries' one ounce silver coins.
These beauties comprise the highly collectible series of one ounce Pure Silver Kookaburras. The obverse design of this series, with the kookaburra, changes each year, further enhancing its collectibility, desirability and investment potential. The reverse features a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II of the British Commonwealth, of which Australia is a member. The Pure Silver Kookaburra is legal tender of Australia, with a face value of one dollar. And can be difficult to locate, much less in pristine condition, so the opportunity to get the entire date run in one fell swoop is unprecedented!
The kookaburra is probably the best known bird of Australia. There are actually four species of kookaburra found in Australia and New Guinea. All are members of the Kingfisher family. Far and away the most familiar is the Laughing Kookaburra. Kookaburras are famous for their unmistakable call, which sounds uncannily like loud, echoing human laughter - good-natured, if rather hysterical, merriment in the case of the Laughing Kookaburra; and maniacal cackling in the case of the slightly smaller Blue-Winged Kookaburra.The word "kookaburra" is borrowed from an aboriginal word of the Wiradjura language, "guuguubarra", which is onomatopoeic of (replicates) the avian's call. They eat lizards, snakes, insects, mice and raw meat. The more socialized birds will accept handouts from humans and will take raw or cooked meat from open-air barbecues left unattended. Kookas are territorial, and often live with the partly grown chicks of the previous season.
The notoriety of the kookaburra's laugh as well as its nervy antics! Has been spread worldwide by the popular children's song "Kookaburra" by Marion Sinclair. Please see the end of this article for the complete lyrics to the song "Kookaburra". The legend 1 OZ 999 SILVER guarantees the weight and purity.
The Perth Mint "P" mint mark is present on some issues. The legend AUSTRALIAN KOOKABURRA and the date are also indicated.
Reverse - 1990 through 1998. Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. In crowned profile facing right. This portrait, featuring Her Majesty wearing a tiara and pearl drop earrings, was executed by the sculptor Raphael Maklouf.
The legend ELIZABETH II and denomination also appear. Reverse - 1999 through 2017. This portrait, featuring Her Majesty wearing a tiara and pearl earrings, was executed by the sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley. 871.78 g (28 x 31.135 g).
Specimen (1990) or Reverse Proof (1991-date). Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree Merry, merry king of the bush is he Laugh, kookaburra, laugh Kookaburra, gay your life must be Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree Eating all the gumdrops that he can see Stop, kookaburra, stop Kookaburra, leave some there for me Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree Chasing all the monkeys he can see Stop, kookaburra, stop Kookaburra, that's not a monkey, that's me! Talisman World Coins and Medals has been in business for more than 28 years and is one of the largest world coin direct distributors and wholesalers in the world. The item "Australia 1990-2017 Complete Kookaburra 28 Coin Collection $1 Silver Dollar Set" is in sale since Wednesday, October 19, 2016.This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Australia & Oceania\Australia\Commemorative". The seller is "talismancoins" and is located in Saint Louis, Missouri. This item can be shipped worldwide.