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Being native to Australia's eucalyptus forests, the kookaburra bird was chosen as the featured animal for a bullion coin collection started in 1990. This promising collection was first produced by the Perth Mint and has taken over household collections worldwide. The Kookaburra is a beautiful and striking bird that isn't scared of humans. The colors that are on the feathers of these birds are determined by the gender of the bird. Kookaburras mate for life and both adults take part in raising their young. The most known fact about the kookaburra is its call. The kookaburra's call strikingly resembles human laughter, a cackling laughter. This may seem frightening but locals are way past used to it. This amazing bird has been honored on the reverse design of the Silver Kookaburra collection and will continue to be for a long time.
Your 2004 Silver Kookaburra is one of 300,000 coins minted and is one troy ounce of .999 fine silver. The Perth Mint kindly packages all of its coins into airtight capsules for proper protection against scratching and tarnishing. Your coin sparkles with the "freshly minted" brilliant uncirculated finish but also displays a proof-like luster as well. The reverse design premieres two kookaburras; one happily perched on an eucalyptus branch and the other effortlessly soaring in the sky. The reverse is also stamped with the coin series' name, the purity of the coin, and the date of mintage. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is presented, on the obverse, as maturing in years yet lovelier than ever. The elegant Queen is wearing her brilliant crown, atop her intricate tendrils that make up her hair. She is accompanied by the coin's legal tender value, which is considered to be 1 dollar in Australia. The Silver Kookaburra series is an outstanding addition to any private collection and is one to be bragged about for years to come!