2013 1 oz Silver Coin Australian Kookaburra
As a long-term partner of the Perth Mint, Tavex is pleased to offer the Australian Silver Kookaburra, Australia’s most iconic silver bullion coin. This is a one-of-a-kind silver investment that suits both investors and coin collectors! Minted for the first time in 1990, it was the world’s first legal tender silver bullion coin to commemorate one of nature’s most charming birds in .999 pure silver.
Produced exclusively from Australian silver, the Australian Kookaburra silver coin is suitable for any investor who would like to invest in a beautiful, high quality, and affordable legal tender silver coin that has a long-term track record of appreciating in value!
- The value of Australian Kookaburra silver coins track the price of silver. The value of Australian Kookaburra coins is primarily determined by their fine silver content which is linked to the prevailing price of silver.
- The price of Australian Kookaburra silver coins 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 Kookaburra silver coins are money. Australian Kookaburra silver bullion coins are legal tender in Australia and are accepted and exchanged as such over large parts of the world.
- Australian Kookaburra silver coins are sold with low premiums. As a partner of the Perth Mint, xxxx is able to offer Australian Kookaburra coins with a low mark-up premium.
- Australian Kookaburra silver coins are popular among collectors. Australian 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.
- Australian Kookaburra silver coins are internationally recognized. 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.
- Australian Kookaburra silver coins are .999 pure silver. Australian Silver Kookaburras are a great way to get this precious white metal in your hands.
- Australian Kookaburra silver 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 coin mintage is only 500,000 pieces per year
The reason for being a favourite with two different types of investors is that the value and future price appreciation of Kookaburra coins are determined by a combination of factors. In contrast to the Austrian Philharmonics, Canadian Maple Leafs, American Eagles and other well-known legal tender silver coins, the Australian Kookaburra one-ounce silver coins have an annual predetermined maximum mintage limit. In fact, from 1990, when the first coins were issued, the maximum mintage was set at only 300,000 pieces per year, a number that would stay the same until 2011. The Australian Silver Kookaburra is also 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 Kookaburra silver coin will certainly catch the eye of anyone who admires precious artwork. All these facts contribute to making older issues of Australian Kookaburra coins gain value in the secondary market well above the melt value of the contained silver, a trend that is likely to continue. Testimony of the coin’s popularity is the extraordinary demand over many years which led the Perth Mint in 2011 to increase the maximum mintage limit to 500,000 pieces per year, where it has stayed ever since. But even with the larger supply, unabated demand for the Australian Silver Kookaburra coin has caused every issue of the one-ounce coin since 2011 to be sold out.
The Australian Kookaburra silver 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
Australian Kookaburra silver coins are produced by Australia’s Perth Mint
The Australian Kookaburra silver 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 amount of 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, Koala silver 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|
|1 AUD denomination||40.60 mm||999||31.13461 g||31.10347g||1|
The Australian Kookaburra silver coin was introduced in 1990 and has since been in continuous production. The Australian Perth Mint is responsible for the production of the coins.
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 1 dollar and the designer’s initials “IRB” – Ian Rank-Broadley.
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.
The Australian Kookaburra silver coin contains 1 ounce of .999 fine silver. This means that the coin is exclusively made of pure silver. The Australian Kookaburra silver coin weighs exactly one troy ounce (31.1 grams). The Kookaburra silver coin is also available in a 10 ounce and 1 kilo version, but unlike the one-ounce coin they have unlimited annual mintage.
When placing an order through our online shop, you can choose to have the products sent to your local post office or to collect them at our shop in Copenhagen. By post: Upon receipt of payment to Tavex’s account, your order will be shipped as an insured value package. You will receive an SMS and an e-mail from Post Danmark with a tracking number to get updates on your delivery. In person: Upon receipt of payment to Tavex’s account, we will contact you via phone and e-mail when your order is ready to be picked up in our shop (during opening hours). Valid photo ID will be required when collecting your items. Deliveries outside of Denmark are to be agreed with Tavex and can be arranged by contacting us on telephone + 45 33 12 09 07 or via e-mail through . Please refer to our “Terms and Conditions” for detailed delivery instructions.
When placing an order through our online shop, you can choose to have the products sent to your local post office or to collect them at our shop in Copenhagen.
By post: Upon receipt of payment to Tavex’s account, your order will be shipped as an insured value package. You will receive an SMS and an e-mail from Post Danmark with a tracking number to get updates on your delivery.
In person: Upon receipt of payment to Tavex’s account, we will contact you via phone and e-mail when your order is ready to be picked up in our shop (during opening hours). Valid photo ID will be required when collecting your items.
Deliveries outside of Denmark are to be agreed with Tavex and can be arranged by contacting us on telephone + 45 33 12 09 07 or via e-mail through .
Please refer to our “Terms and Conditions” for detailed delivery instructions.