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2020 5oz Silver Proof Gilded High Relief Coin - Australian Kookaburra
This extraordinary 5oz silver proof gilded high relief coin celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Australian Kookaburra Proof Coin. Elements of this high relief design have been gilded in pink gold, superbly combining two celebrated minting techniques.
Known as the ‘king of the bush’, the kookaburra has been featured on The Perth Mint’s silver coins since 1990. Delighting collectors with its range of creative annual designs highlighting the Australian icon, the Kookaburra coin series has developed over the past 30 years into a highly sought-after program renowned for outstanding quality and original artistry.
Each coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 5oz of 99.99% pure silver in proof quality and is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 500 of the Australian Kookaburra 2020 5oz Silver Proof Gilded High Relief Coin.
The coin’s reverse design portrays a kookaburra perched on a corrugated rooftop at dawn with stylised rays of light in the background. The rays are gilded in pink gold. Also included is the inscription ‘AUSTRALIAN KOOKABURRA 30TH ANNIVERSARY’, The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark, and the weight and purity.
The obverse of the coin features a representation of Stuart Devlin’s depiction of a kookaburra perched on a tree branch, as it appeared on the 1990 Australian Kookaburra Silver Proof Coin. The anniversary dates ‘1990-2020’ and the monetary denomination are included together with a miniature representation of Jody Clark’s effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
The coin has been struck with an extra-deep blank to showcase its superbly detailed design in high relief.
The coin is housed in a classic display case with a clear lid. Packaged with a special 30th anniversary illustrated shipper, each coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.