Special 30th anniversary edition of the Kookaburra coin, 1 oz silver and minted in 2020 by Australia's Perth Mint.
The Kookaburra is one of the best known animal series from Australia's Perth Mint, which likes to carry the country's most representative fauna and flora on its coins. Its success is unquestionable: it has been reaching homes all over the planet for 3 decades thanks to its spectacular design - which changes every year - and the prestige of the mint.
As usual in this series, the coin has two different areas: the background, with a darker tone and where the product information is presented, such as its name, origin, purity and edition; and the centre, where the design is located.
The cross shows the usual bird, which looks out over the horizon, perched on a building with its beak open and in front of the sun, which is represented by its rays projected onto the background of the coin. The animal is very rich in detail: its plumage is magnificent, its back is swollen and the fold of its beak can be seen. Next to the building is the 'p', the signature of the Perth Mint.
It is in the cross where the design is truly revolutionary. As usual, it shows the face of Queen Elizabeth II, only at a much smaller size and at the top, above the year the coin was first issued and the year of issue of this series. Below it, in the centre, is another Kookaburra perched on a trunk and surrounded by olive tree leaves. All with a flat background that focuses attention on the bird.
30 years later, the Kookaburra still has designs that catch the eye. This special edition is very exclusive and has a face value of 1 Australian dollar. It weighs 31.104 grams (1 ounce) and is 40.60 millimetres in diameter.