2014 1 kg Australian Silver Kookaburra
Tavex is pleased to offer the Australian Silver Kookaburra coin, Australia’s most iconic silver bullion piece. This one-of-a-kind silver coin exhibits peerless quality and aesthetic beauty, yet is available at affordable prices. Issued for the first time in 1990 by the renowned Perth Mint, the Australian Silver Kookaburra was the world’s first silver bullion coin to commemorate one of nature’s most charming birds: the kookaburra in 99.9% pure silver. Considered legal tender in Australia, this coin carries a denomination of 30 Australian dollars and is suitable for any investor who would like to invest in legal tender silver coin that has a long-term track record of appreciating in value.
As a long-term partner of the Perth Mint, Tavex is able to offer market leading quotes for any desired quantity of this sparkly silver coin.
- Australian Silver Kookaburra coins track the price of silver. The value of Kookaburra coins is primarily determined by their fine silver content which is linked to the prevailing price of silver.
- The price of Australian Silver Kookaburras will rise with inflation. Silver has proven itself throughout history to be a great asset in times of high inflation, appreciating faster and higher than most other investments!
- Australian Silver Kookaburra coins are money. Silver Kookaburra bullion coins are legal tender in Australia and are accepted and exchanged as such over large parts of the world.
- Australian Silver Kookaburra coins are sold with low premiums. As a partner of the Perth Mint, Tavex is able to offer Silver Kookaburra coins with a low mark-up premium.
- Silver Kookaburras are popular among collectors. Silver Kookaburra coins are popular with collectors and investors because of their steadily appreciating value in the secondary market, a direct result of the coins’ annual mintage limit and varying design.
- The Silver Kookaburra coin is internationally recognised. As the only legal tender silver bullion coin in the world to portray a kookaburra, an animal native to Australia, investor recognition is ensured worldwide.
- This coin is .999 pure silver. Australian Silver Kookaburras are a great way to get this precious white metal in your hands.
- Australian Silver Kookaburra coins are the equivalent of savings. The historical low price of silver compared to gold makes it an ideal investment either for investors who wish to invest smaller amounts or for those who believe they are getting more precious metal for their “buck”, in anticipation of a steeper appreciation of the price of silver compared with gold.
The Australian Silver Kookaburra – a cherished silver coin
The Silver Kookaburra is one of the few legal tender silver coins to vary each year its main motif, the kookaburra bird. Many collectors cherish the changing motif, and likewise appreciate the excellent mint quality of the coin, the rich level of detail, and the silvery sparkle diffracted by the coin’s shiny and mat surfaces. The Silver Kookaburra coin will certainly catch the eye of anyone who admires precious artwork. All these facts contribute to making older issues of Silver Kookaburras gain value in the secondary market well above the melt value of the contained silver, a trend that is likely to continue.
The Silver Kookaburra coin depicts Australia’s famous Kookaburra bird
The “Kook” or Kookaburra is a bird native to Australia and, depending on the species (in total they are four), they grow to 25 to 45 cm in length and are most commonly found in humid woodlands or dry savannas. Originally, the name of the kookaburra is derived from an indigenous Australian language in which it is referred to as the “guuguubarra”. What makes the bird so charming is its unique call, which sounds like a combination of laughter and a series of long rolling “rs”. The humorous call of this wondrous bird can be heard in this YouTube clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLfOjOcCWls
Silver Kookaburras are produced by Australia’s Perth Mint
The Australian Silver Kookaburra coin is today minted by the Perth Mint, a world distinguished mint and precious metals refiner that is located in the City of Perth, in Western Australia. The Perth Mint was founded in 1896 by Britain’s Royal Mint in response to the newly discovered gold deposits in Western Australia. Perth Mint’s task was to refine gold ore from the mines and to strike sovereign gold coins from the refined bullion. Between 1899 and 1931 the Pert Mint produced a considerable amountof gold sovereigns which were disturbed in Australia and throughout the British Empire to be used as circulating currency. British control over Perth Mint was relinquished in 1971 to the Government of Western Australia which then assumed ownership of the mint. Today, the Perth Mint is hailed for the exceptional quality of its world class investment bullion coins like the Australian Gold Kangaroo, Silver Koala coins, and the Lunar Series. The Perth Mint has been a member of the London Gold Market (predecessor of the LBMA) since 1934.
|Nominal value||Dimensions||Fineness||Product weight in grams||Silver weight in grams||Silver weight in Troy ounces|
|30 dollars||100.60 mm||999||1001.00100 g||1000.00000g||32.15|
The Australian Silver Kookaburra coin was introduced in 1990 and has since been in continuous production. The Australian Perth Mint is responsible for the production of the coins.
Obverse: The obverse portrays the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. The reason for picturing Her Majesty the Queen stems from Australia’s membership of the United Kingdom’s Commonwealth of Nations. By being a member of the Commonwealth, Australia has Queen Elizabeth II is its reigning constitutional monarch. Above the Queen’s effigy is the text “ELIZABETH II” and “AUSTRALIA”. Inscribed below the effigy is the nominal face value of 30 dollar and the designer’s initials “IRB” – Ian Rank-Broadley.
Reverse: The reverse displays Australia’s most famous bird, the kookaburra, and above it is inscribed “AUSTRALIA KOOKABURRA”. Below the kookaburra is the year of mintage, the weight and purity. To the left is the letter “P” which stands for Perth Mint.
Purity: The Australian Silver Kookaburra contains 1000 grams of .999 fine silver. This means that the coin is exclusively made of pure silver.
Packaging: Each coin is individually packaged in a hard plastic capsule at the Perth Mint.
When placing an order through our online shop, you can choose to have the products delivered to your local post office or to collect them in person at one of our offices in Stockholm.
Delivery by PostNord: all orders are fully insured and trackable. The package is shipped the same day after we receive your payment and will arrive to your local post office within 1-3 working days.
Self pick-up: you are welcome to come and collect your products at one of our offices in Stockholm the same day we notify you that we have received your payment.