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Australia 2018-P Kookaburra - Berlin World Money Fair WMF Coin Show Special Edition - Kookaburra Taking Flight Against Backdrop of Full Moon $1 Pure Silver Dollar Reverse Proof with Color P02 - MINTAGE 1,500

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This FULL COLOR, SPECIAL EDITION Kookaburra silver dollar from the Berlin World Money Fair Coin Show features an adult Laughing Kookaburras taking flight at night against the backdrop of the full moon on this very low mintage (only 1,500), one troy ounce pure silver beauty!

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Investment Opportunity!Every year the Berlin Coin Show Special sells out at the Perth Mint quickly, then goes up in value! This full color Kooka will be no exception, so get yours today! Savvy numismatists and investors simply get it. Check out these Kookaburra Coin Show Special Silver Dollars - each has a tiny mintage limit and has appreciated significantly since its (very recent) release:

     2015 Berlin World Money Fair Coin Show Special Kookaburra Silver $1 with Full Proof Finish

     2016 Berlin World Money Fair Coin Show Special Kookaburra Silver $1 with Color and Proof Finish
2016 WMF Kookaburra Coin Show Special Outer Color BoxThe 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 pair of Laughing Kookaburras surveying the Australian outback from on top of a wooden fence!

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This special edition, full color silver dollar (with a mintage limit of just 1,500!) was issued at the Berlin World Money Fair WMF Coin Show!We believe that this will be a real sleeper within the Silver Kookaburra Series - full color kookaburra silver dollars are virtually unheard of, and this one is a stunner! 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 beautiful coin is part of the highly collectible series of one troy ounce 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. The Pure Silver Kookaburra has a face value of one dollar and can be difficult to locate, much less in pristine condition, so we advise you to acquire one you need when you find it.

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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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Technology 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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2016 WMF Kookaburra Coin Show Special in BoxA full color depiction of an adult Laughing Kookaburras taking flight at night against the backdrop of the full moon! The legend 1 OZ 9999 SILVER guarantees the weight and purity. The Perth Mint "P" mint mark is judiciously placed near the 4:00 position near the edge. The legend AUSTRALIAN KOOKABURRA and the date are also indicated.

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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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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 2018
Face Value One Dollar
Weight 31.107 g
Diameter 40.60 mm
Gauge (Thickness)    3.21 mm
Mintage Limit 1,500
Finish Reverse Proof with Color
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
Artist Neil Hollis (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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