With its unique call and striking blue, white and brown plumage, the kookaburra is an icon of the Australian outback. Often perched on tree branches, rooftops or fences to greet the day, these kingfishers make their ‘laughing’ call at dawn and dusk to establish territory among family groups. Celebrating the ‘king of the Australian bush’, this spectacular coin design is enhanced by the crisp detail of a high relief strike.
The coin’s reverse portrays a kookaburra perched on a branch during sunset. The branch is submerged in a river, which is lined with wetland grasses and a gumtree. The design also includes the inscription ‘AUSTRALIAN KOOKABURRA’, the 2019 year-date, the weight and fineness and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.
The coin is housed in a classic display case with a clear lid. Packaged within an illustrated shipper, each coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.