Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Australian Bush Babies II - Kookaburra 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin - Perth Mint Australia

Coin Features:
  • Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
  • Baby Kookaburra Reverse Design
  • Australian Legal Tender
  • Extremely Limited Mintage – 10,000
  • Certificate of Authenticity
  • Presentation Packaging
  • First Coin in New Series

Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver

The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1/2oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.

Baby Kookaburra Reverse Design

The coin’s reverse depicts an irresistible coloured image capturing the curiosity and mischievousness of a beautiful baby kookaburra.  As well as The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark, the design features a friendly Australian insect and delicately frosted representations of Australian bush flowers. 

Australian Legal Tender

Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Extremely Limited Mintage

The Perth Mint will release no more than 10,000 Australian Bush Babies II – Kookaburra coins.

Certificate of Authenticity

Each coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Presentation Packaging

Each coin is housed in a presentation display case and superbly illustrated shipper.

Technical Specifications

Silver Content (Troy oz) 0.50
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 0.50
Fineness (% purity) 99.9
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 15.591
Maximum Diameter (mm) 36.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 2.30
Designer Elise Martinson

Anyone who has heard the kookaburra’s famous call will tell you how uncannily like human laughter it is.  This heartfelt design of an adorable baby kookaburra captures all the character and charm of this unique creature. 

This beautiful coin is the first release from a sublime new series for lovers of cute and cuddly Australian animals.

Forthcoming Releases: Possum, Platypus, Echidna, Wombat