The 1994 Australian Silver Kookaburra Silver Coin
The Australian Silver Kookaburra coins are one of the few coins in the world that changes it’s design every year and it is because the Perth Mint changes the look of these coins every year that the Australian Silver Kookaburra is one on the most sought after coins in the world. The Australian Silver Kookaburra was first introduced to collectors in 1990 and the 1994 Australian Silver Kookaburra was only the fifth coin issued in the popular coin series.
Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II is featured with a crown on the coin’s obverse which was designed by Raphael Maklouf in 1985. In the portrait, the Queen is depicted wearing part of the British Crown Jewels, the George IV Royal Diadem, which Her majesty Queen Elizabeth wears on her way to and from the State Opening of Parliament.
Queen Elizabeth Alexandra Mary was born in 1926 and ascended to the throne after her father, King George VI. Queen Elizabeth II is the constitutional monarch of the 54 sovereign states know as the Commonwealth of Nations. At present, the Queen’s image is used on the coins and currencies of 33 different countries and has appeared on the coins of as many as 78 countries during her reign. This gives Queen Elizabeth II the distinction of being featured on the coins more different countries than any other person (living or dead).
A pair of Kookaburras perched on the branch of a eucalyptus tree designed by Milena Milan is portrayed on the 1994 Australian Silver Kookaburra con’s reverse. One of the most common and familiar sounds in the forests of eastern Australia is the rolling, laughing call of the Kookaburra. A wild chorus of insane laughter at dawn and dusk raised by these birds happens so regularly that they have become known as the “bushman’s clock” in the hinterlands of Australia.
The Kookaburra’s crazy laughing song is a signal to the sky people to light the sun each morning, according to an Aboriginal legend. The Kookaburra is the largest member of the Kingfisher family and is native to the eucalyptus forests of eastern Australia. Female Kookaburras can weigh up to one pound and grow to 18 inches in length.
Minted in an awe-inspiring “reverse-proof” finish, which is the opposite of United States proof coins, the 1994 Australian Silver Kookaburra is a must have for collectors from all over the world. The Kookaburras have a mirror-like finish which allows them to catch the light beautifully on a frosted background. The 1994 Australian Silver Kookaburra weighs 31.135 g, has a diameter of 40.60 mm, a thickness of 4.00 mm, and contains .999 fine silver.
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