The stunning Australian kookaburra is the first design featured in the exciting new Australian Map Shaped Coin Series which highlights native Australian wildlife. Purpose-built tooling and die design make this coin an exclusive and totally unique minting marvel!
The kookaburra is a bird famous for its laughing call that can frequently be heard at dawn and dusk across Australia. To hear the kookaburra can be a real experience, as the sound is uncannily human.
The coin’s coloured reverse depicts a kookaburra resting on a fence, against the background of a bush scene. The inscription KOOKABURRA also appears in the design with The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark and year-date.
No more than 6,000 of these coins will be issued worldwide.
Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination are depicted on the coin’s obverse.
Accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, the coin is housed in a display case and custom-designed shipper.
Forthcoming 2012 Release: Emu