2020 Australian Kookaburra 2oz Silver Proof Gilded High Relief Coin
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Founded in 1896 as a branch to the British Royal Mint, Perth Mint today is one of the largest minting plants globally, owned by the Western Australian government. Manufacturer of the iconic ‘Kangaroo’ gold and silver investment coins, Perth Mint also produce a popular lunar series and a range of sought-after collector coins.
First issued by The Perth Mint in 1990, the Australian Kookaburra portrays a new impression of the famous bush bird each year. With its unmistakable laughing call, the kookaburra is synonymous with Australia – from the outback to the backyard
30th Anniversary Design
This coin’s reverse depicts a kookaburra perched on a corrugated iron rooftop with stylised rays of the rising sun in the background. The noticeably raised motifs appear on a highly polished concave surface. As well as the bird, the coin rim & its serrated edge are decorated in 24-carat gold – making this spectacular release a first-of-a-kind for The Perth Mint. The coin’s reverse also includes the inscription AUSTRALIAN KOOKABURRA 30TH ANNIVERSARY, The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark, and the coin’s weight and purity
The coin has a special obverse featuring a representation of Stuart Devlin’s design for the original 1990 issue. His much-loved artistry, which portrays a kookaburra sitting on a tree branch amid gum leaves, appears below a miniature version of Jody Clark’s effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Included on the obverse are the year-dates 1990 and 2020, and the coin’s monetary denomination.
Housed in a classic display case with clear lid & special 30th anniversary illustrated shipper. Includes numbered Certificate of Authenticity