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Australia 2017-P Pair of Laughing Kookaburras on Wooden Fence in the Outback $30 1 Kilogram Pure Silver Proof Kilo P04 - MINTAGE 300

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TREMENDOUSLY REDUCED MINTAGE - JUST 300! A pair of Laughing Kookaburras survey the Australian outback from on top of a wooden fence on this huge, proof finish, pure silver kilogram! It's got size, purity and rarity (limit only 300) - this kilo is the perfect storm of numismatic investment!

Mintage limit slashed! Total mintage just 300 for 2017!

Investment Opportunity!No small change here! This enormous, majestic coin represents a tremendous investment opportunity, struck in pure silver! 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. At more than 100 mm in diameter, they are a full 4 inches across! Even more important is the mintage - only 300 of these silver kilograms will be struck for the entire world! This rarity is made all the more desirable by the Mint's execution of this intriguing kookaburra motif in pure silver, artistically rendered in full proof finish! The fields are deeply mirrored, with the design accented in frosty white cameo relief, further enhancing an already handsome design (which is even nicer looking than the mint-supplied images suggest). 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.This huge, impressive coin is part of the highly collectible series of Pure Silver Kookaburras. The obverse design of this series, with the kookaburra, changes each year, further enhancing its collectibility. The reverse features a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II of the British Commonwealth, of which Australia is a member. This Pure Silver Kookaburra has a face value of thirty dollars and will become very difficult to locate, much less in pristine condition, so we advise you to acquire one now.

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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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A pair of laughing kookaburras is perched together on a tree branch.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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Investment Note
It's obvious that this coin is gargantuan - it weighs one full kilogram of pure silver, and measures a full four inches in diameter and over a half-inch thick. But it's not just massive, this kilo silver proof is triply rare! That's right, the total mintage is only three hundred, meaning only 300 people can ever enjoy the pride of ownership of this colossal beauty! Size, purity and rarity - the perfect storm of desirability make this a great buy and hold. Finally, consider how many poor collectors who, five or ten years from, are going to want this then-long-gone rarity for their collection! Don't delay, opportunity is knocking - answer the door and snap this one up while you can!

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Obverse
This year a pair of Laughing Kookaburras survey the Australian outback from on top of a wooden fence! The legend 1 KILO 999 SILVER guarantees the weight and purity. The Perth Mint "P" mint mark is judiciously placed near a tree at the 9:00 position near the edge. The legend AUSTRALIAN KOOKABURRA denotes the theme. The date is 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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Specifications
Country Australia
Mint Perth Mint of Australia
Year of Issue 2017
   
Face Value 30 Dollars
Weight 1001.002 g
Diameter 100.60 mm (4 inches!)
Gauge (Thickness)   14.60 mm
Mintage Limit 300
   
Finish Proof
Composition .999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Natasha Muhl (obverse)
Ian Rank-Broadley (reverse)
Certificate Individually Numbered





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