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Australia 2014-P Kookaburra Adult on Eucalyptus Tree Branch with Gum Leaves - Melbourne ANDA Coin Show Special Edition $1 Pure Silver Dollar Reverse Proof with Color - THIS COIN IS SERIAL NUMBER 0888

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This full color special edition pure silver dollar from the ANDA Melbourne Coin Show features a laughing kookaburra on an eucalyptus gum tree - a vibrant, pure silver beauty, with a micro-mintage of just 2,000! SERIAL NUMBER 0888!
 
This listing is for the individual 2014 Melbourne ANDA Coin Show Special Kookaburra with certificate with Serial Number 0888! 

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The kookaburra is one of the definitive symbols of Australia, the island continent. The Perth Mint and Talisman Coins are proud to bring you this incredible new addition to the renowned Australian Kookaburra Series of coins. This one troy ounce, pure silver dollar depicts a kookaburra perched on an eucalyptus tree branch or limb, surrounded by gum leaves. This special edition, full color silver dollar (with a mintage limit of just 2,000) was issued at the Melbourne ANDA Coin Show! We believe that this will be a real sleeper within the Silver Kookaburra Series - color kookaburra silver dollars are virtually unheard of! With its extremely limited mintage, we expect Kookaburra collectors to snatch this one up in record time! Get it while you can!

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A bright-eyed Laughing Kookaburra watches and waits on a stump.What's So Funny?
The kookaburra is probably the best known bird of Australia. There are actually four species of kookaburra found in Australia and New Guinea. All are members of the Kingfisher family. Far and away the most familiar is the Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae).

Kookaburras are famous for their unmistakable call, which sounds uncannily like loud, echoing human laughter - good-natured, if rather hysterical, merriment in the case of the Laughing Kookaburra; and maniacal cackling in the case of the slightly smaller Blue-Winged Kookaburra (D. leachii). The word "kookaburra" is borrowed from an aboriginal word of the Wiradjura language, "guuguubarra", which is onomatopoeic of (replicates) the avian's call.

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Kookaburras are carnivorous. They eat lizards, snakes, insects, mice and raw meat. The more socialized birds will accept handouts from humans and will take raw or cooked meat from open-air barbecues left unattended. Kookas are territorial, and often live with the partly grown chicks of the previous season.

The notoriety of the kookaburra's laugh, as well as its nervy antics, has been spread worldwide by the popular children's song "Kookaburra" by Marion Sinclair. Please see the end of this article for the complete lyrics to the song "Kookaburra".

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Australia 2014 Color Kookaburra 1 Oz Show Special in BoxTechnology Note
The Perth Mint of Australia employs its own proprietary colorization technology, in which the color is actually sealed on the coin. The vibrant hues and precise execution of the technology create a stunning, full-color portrait on each coin.

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Obverse
An adult laughing kookaburra (in full color!) perches on the branch or limb of that most Australian of all trees, the eucalyptus, surrounded by gum leaves. The legend 1 OZ 999 SILVER guarantees the weight and purity. The Perth Mint "P" mint mark is judiciously placed between two eucalyptus leaves at the 7:00 position near the edge. The legend AUSTRALIAN KOOKABURRA and the date are also indicated.

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Reverse
Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, in crowned profile facing right. This portrait, featuring Her Majesty wearing a tiara and pearl earrings, was executed by the sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley. The legend ELIZABETH II and denomination also appear.

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Packaging
The coin is encapsulated inside a handsome taupe leatherette, clamshell-style presentation case, lined with black velvet and satin, and protected by a full color outer box. A certificate of authenticity is included.

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SpecificationsA handsome Laughing Kookaburra waits on a rail.
Country Australia
Mint Perth Mint of Australia
Year of Issue 2014
   
Face Value One Dollar
Weight 31.135 g
Diameter 40.60 mm
Gauge (Thickness)    4.00 mm
Mintage Limit 2,000
   
Finish Reverse Proof with Color
Composition .999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Natasha Muhl (obverse)
Ian Rank-Broadley (reverse)
Certificate Included

"Kookaburra" by Marion Sinclair
Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree
Merry, merry king of the bush is he
Laugh kookaburra, laugh
Kookaburra, gay your life must be

Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree
Eating all the gumdrops that he can see
Stop, kookaburra, stop
Kookaburra, leave some there for me

Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree
Chasing all the monkeys he can see
Stop, kookaburra, stop
Kookaburra, that's not a monkey, that's me!

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