1996 Australia 1 oz Silver Kookaburra Coin

SKU: BFS-01615


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The 1996 Australia 1 oz Silver Kookaburra BU is a remarkable piece of numismatic artistry that holds a special place in the hearts of investors and collectors alike. This coin, featuring the iconic Kookaburra, a bird native to Australia, is not only a symbol of the country’s rich biodiversity but also a testament to the exquisite craftsmanship of the Perth Mint. The design changes annually, adding a unique appeal to each edition. This particular coin, with its limited mintage of only 170,105, is a highly sought-after collectible, embodying a blend of beauty, rarity, and intrinsic value.


Key features of this product include:

  • Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver, ensuring a high level of purity.
  • The coin comes packaged in a plastic capsule. Coin will arrive in mint capsule when available.
  • The obverse side displays the Ian Rank-Broadley likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination.
  • The reverse side features a kookaburra in full flight, a design crafted by Jovan Radanovich.
  • The coin is guaranteed by the Perth Mint, a globally recognized institution known for its quality and craftsmanship.


The Kookaburra is a significant bird in Australian culture, often associated with the wild beauty of the Australian outback. The changing design of the Kookaburra on these coins each year not only celebrates this iconic bird but also adds a unique aspect to each release, making these coins highly collectible.


The obverse side of the coin showcases the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. This design, coupled with the coin’s monetary denomination, adds a touch of regality and official recognition to the coin, enhancing its appeal to collectors and investors alike.


On the reverse side, the coin features a kookaburra in full flight, a design by Jovan Radanovich. The kookaburra, with its distinctive call sounding like human laughter, is a symbol of the untamed beauty of Australia. This design captures the bird in its natural element, adding a sense of dynamism and life to the coin.


The 1996 Australia 1 oz Silver Kookaburra BU is a tangible testament to Australia’s vibrant wildlife, captured in a moment of flight that breathes life into fine silver. With its annually changing design and limited mintage, it transcends the ordinary, offering a unique blend of artistry, rarity, and intrinsic value. This coin is not just a purchase, but an investment in a piece of Australian heritage and a celebration of numismatic craftsmanship.




Perth Mint

Precious Metal



Australian Kookaburra



Metal Content

1 Troy Ounce


.999 Fine


$1 AUD


BU (Brilliant Uncirculated)


Ian Rank-Broadley, Jovan Radanovich


40.6 mm


2.98 mm

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