2012 Australian Silver Kookaburra Mint State (MS70)

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2012 1 oz Australian Silver Kookaburra MS70

What’s so cool about the 2012 Australian Silver Kookaburra Mint State (MS70)?

Enjoying its 23rd year in production, the Australian Silver Kookaburra was first issued by the Perth Mint in 1990.

Since it was introduced, the Austrailian Silver Kookaburra has become one of the most sought after silver coins in the world. this is primarily due to the Perth Mint’s practice of changing the coins’s reverse design each year to feature a new image of the native Australian kingfisher and its extremely limited mintage.

The coin’s obverse portrays the crowned profile of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of England.

Surrounding Ian Rank-Broadley’s iconic image of the Queen are inscriptions “Elizabeth II, Australia, and the coin’s 1 Dollar denomination.

The reverse image for the 2012 Australian Silver Kookaburra features a unique design by the highly acclaimed aboriginal artist, Darryl Bellotti. It depicts a boastful kookaburra perched on a branch among leaves of a eucalyptus tree with its beak agape as it initiates its unmistakable laughter-like call.

The kookaburra’s boisterous call is one of the most familiar sounds in the forests of eastern Australia. The wild chorus of the insane laughter that these birds create at dawn and dusk each day has earned them the nickname of the “bushman’s alarm clock.”

Minted in one troy ounce of .999 Fine Silver and graded MS70 by ANACS, the 2012 Australian Silver Kookaburra is minted in a stunning “reverse-proof” finish, which is the opposite of US proof coins. The background is frosted while the images themselves are rendered in a dazzling mirror-like finish, allowing them to catch the light beautifully.

Weight: 31.135 g Diameter: 40.60 mm Thickness: 4.00 mm Composition: .999 Fine Silver 2012 1 oz Australian Silver Kookaburra MS70 Queen Elizabeth II


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Rod Albers


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