Why add this first issue 1990 Australian Silver Kookaburra coin to your collection?
In 1990, the Perth Mint energized the coin collecting market with the introduction of the Australian Kookaburra silver coin. The new series promised a sovereign semi-numismatic coin with low mintages, and a reverse image that would be redesigned each year. The Kookaburra became instantly popular with collectors, and remains so today. 1990 Kookaburra's are struck from 1 Troy oz. of .999 fine silver, measure 40.6mm in diameter, weighs 31.1g, a face value of $5 dollars, and shipped in a Mint capsule. Only the 1990 and 1991 Kookaburra coins have a face value of $5 for the 1 Troy oz. coin, all other years have a $1 face value.