The Collectibles: Types of Australian Silver Bullion Coins

australian coinCoin collecting is among the oldest hobbies ever known. Many collect coins as a hobby, but there are also those who end up doing it for investment. The historical value of coins reflects the changes in culture, society, and technology of the country where they are sold. In Australia, for instance, the Royal Australian Mint produces unique coins that mark iconic wildlife and significant events in history to numismatists (coin collectors).Here’s a list of silver coins you’d be interested in if you’re into collecting these valued items:

2014 Australian Koala

This silver proof, high relief coin features a close-up portrait of an adult koala holding a branch of eucalyptus leaves. Every silver coin has 99.9% pure silver in proof quality, with only a 9,000 issue limit. Manufacturers placed a label “Australian Koala” along with the year 2014. The other side is the side portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

2014 Australian Kookaburra

The kookaburra is a terrestrial tree kingfisher, which is native to Australia. Many locals recognise it for its unique call, which resembles the sound of human laughter. The coin displays a kookaburra sitting on a branch with gum leaves as background, while the other side features Queen Elizabeth II. The price of this silver bullion coin ranges from $28.10 to $94.54.

2015 Lunar Year of the Goat

Australia celebrates the eighth animal in the Chinese zodiac’s 12-year cycle with 99.9% silver (1/2 Troy ounce) in proof quality. This type comes in one-half and one ounce coins. One side displays a family of three goats in a rural setting along with the text “Year of the Goat” and a Chinese character for “goat,” while the other is Queen Elizabeth II’s portrait. In some trades, a coloured version is also available.

Whether for hobby and appreciation or investment, coin collecting is a good pastime that could be worth something in the future. You can either sell it in times of need or hand it down to future generations. Try buying a few pieces from reliable providers to get started.