2013 Silver Kookaburras at Gainesville Coins

November 19th, 2012 by

The 2013 Silver Kookaburra bullion coin from the Perth Mint is now in stock at Gainesville Coins! This extremely popular coin is made from 999 fine silver, and comes in 1 oz, 10 oz, and 1 kilo sizes.  The reverse scene of a kookaburra changes every year, making each mintage a collector’s item. This year’s design features two juvenile kookaburras in a tree branch. by Perth Mint designer Natasha Muhl.

Known as “the Laughing Bird,” the call of the kookaburra can sound eerily like human laughter. Portrayed as a happy character in children’s stories in many nations, the sound of the kookaburra has been part of stock jungle sounds in Hollywood movies since the earliest talkies. This worldwide appeal explains the enthusiasm collectors have had for the Silver Kookaburra coin since its introduction in 1990.

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