Sold out at the Mint!2016-P Australia 1 oz. Silver Kookaburra – GEM brilliant uncirculated The Kookaburra series dates back to 1990, and continues to be one of the most popular series of Australian modern silver coins! Each year, the design changes showing the Kookaburra in a different natural setting in an artful design worthy of display in any collection! The Kookaburra is a territorial carnivorous kingfisher species native to Australia and New Guinea. Its chief diet consists of rats, mice, snakes and other small reptiles, and insects. They are also known for hunting the young of other birds. Their name comes from the sound they make in the wild, and is aboriginal in its origin. It is truly a unique species of bird, which speaks for the reason why Australia features it on a recurring annual coin series alongside the most unusual Kangaroo and the cuddly looking Koala the Kookaburra was chosen as the subject of one of Australia’s flagship silver coins because it is a native Australian species and is somewhat unique in appearance and behavior in the bird kingdom. Each of these GEM BU coins comes in a capsule direct from the Perth Mint of Australia and will be shipped to your door at no extra shipping charge if you live inside the United States!