The Kookaburra is the largest of the kingfisher family. Known for its famous laughing call, this native bird has a very long history in Australia with several Aboriginal legends stemming from its daily early morning chorus.
Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
The Discover Australia – Kookaburra 2013 1oz coin is struck from 99.9% pure silver in superb proof quality.
Coloured Reverse Design
The coin's reverse depicts a winged kookaburra against a coloured river scene at dawn. The inscriptions DISCOVER AUSTRALIA and KOOKABURRA, The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark and the 2013 year-date are also included in the design.
Australian Legal Tender
Issued as Australian legal tender, the coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination.
Beautiful Packaging and Numbered Certificate
The Discover Australia – Kookaburra 2013 1oz Silver Proof Coin is available in an individual display case or in a five-coin presentation case with the other coins in the series. Both cases feature a timber lid and stylised shipper.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 5,000 of the Discover Australia – Kookaburra 2013 1oz Silver Proof Coin, with an issue limit of 3,500 individual coins and 1,500 for the five-coin sets.
Available Individually or in a Five-Coin Set
This coin is available individually or as part of a five-coin set also featuring a 1oz Kangaroo, Koala, Emu and Platypus coin from the 2013 Discover Australia series.
The Perth Mint is pleased to announce the release of the stunning 2013 Discover Australia silver proof coin series.
With five new designs for 2013, the series will consist of the Kookaburra, Kangaroo, Koala, Emu and Platypus.
The kookaburra is the world's largest kingfisher. It is recognised by its plumage in shades of white and brown, which is perfectly designed for the Australian environment.
Known for its famous laughing call, the main purpose of the kookaburra’s cry is to communicate with other birds to inform them of its territory. Staying within its own home range, the species mates for life and has a well-developed social system, which includes the protection and feeding of its young.
This unique bird requires a large variety of food all year round, and lives in forests, open woodlands, parks, partially timbered farmlands, and even some suburbs and towns.