Every year the Berlin Coin Show Special sells out in record time… This full color Kookaburra Proof – Colorized will be no exception, so get yours today! The complete Mint condition Kookaburra Colorized Beauty. Get’m early or possibly miss them? 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. This one troy ounce, pure silver. Depicts an adult Laughing Kookaburra making his raucous call from the top of a barbed wire fence post in the Australian outback! This special edition, full color silver dollar. With a mintage limit of just 2,000. We believe that this will be a real sleeper within the Silver Kookaburra Series. 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! 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. 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. 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. ” is borrowed from an aboriginal word of the Wiradjura language, “guuguubarra, which is onomatopoeic of (replicates) the avian’s call. 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. 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. The item “Australian 2016 Kookaburra Berlin World Money Fair Coin Show Special $1 Silver” is in sale since Friday, June 02, 2017. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Australia & Oceania\Australia\Commemorative”. The seller is “wildwestmetals” and is located in Marietta, Georgia. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, Indonesia, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Thailand, Switzerland, Ukraine, Qatar, Kuwait, Brazil.
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
- Year: 2016
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Australia