First introduced in 1990, the 1995 Australian Silver Kookaburra was only the sixth coin issued in this celebrated coin series.
The Silver Kookaburra is one of a handful of pure silver coins in the world that changes its design each year. As a result of this annual change in how these fascinating birds are depicted, combined with a very limited production by the Perth Mint, the Australian Kookaburra has become one of the most sought-after silver coins in the world.
The obverse features the crowned profile of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II which was designed by Raphael Maklouf in 1985. The portrait depicts the Queen wearing part of the British Crown Jewels, the George IV Royal Diadem, which Her Majesty wears on her way to and from the State Opening of Parliament.
1995’s reverse was designed by Tony Dean and depicts a lone kookaburra perched on the branch of a gum tree. The rolling, laughing call of the kookaburra is one of the most familiar sounds in the forests of eastern Australia. These birds raise a wild chorus of insane laughter at dawn and dusk so regularly that in the hinterlands of Australia they are known as the "bushman’s alarm clock."
Struck in one troy ounce of .999 fine silver and graded MS70 by ANACS, the 1995 Australian Silver Kookaburra is minted in stunning 'reverse-proof' finish. The background of the coin design is frosted while the images themselves are rendered in a mirror-like finish, allowing them to catch the light beautifully.
Weight: 31.135 g
Diameter: 40.60 mm
Thickness: 4.00 mm
Composition: .999 Fine Silver