The money gold coins of the collector series created by the Royal Australian Mint contain the image of an animal representative of the country. These animals are part of this great place, so Australia makes this small tribute to the local living series. On this occasion, the second coin of the collection is dedicated to the Kookaburra. it is a bird that appears recurrently in Australian landscapes.
The bird that appears in the image of this gold coin, the kookaburra, is very common in the eastern parts of Australia. Therefore, we can observe these birds from Queensland to the entire southern part of the country. They have also reached other areas such as Tasmania, Western Australia and New Zealand. This species is widespread in all these places, so it appears directly on this new coin in the collection.
Why does the Kookaburra appear on this coin?
In this sense, the main reason why the Kookaburra appears on this collector coin is because it is one of the iconic images of Australia. This kind of bird is very curious because of its anatomy and behavior. Despite being a kingfisher, they don’t normally eat fish. They may do so, yes, but it is not very common for them to engage in this practice.
This kind of bird has a population of around 65 million across Australia. Moreover, this type of bird featured on the coin also has a very special song. It uses this song to warn other kookaburras to stay away from the area they are in. These birds have shown a lot of intelligence. They are so intelligent that on more than one occasion hikers have found them stealing their food.
The design of the collection
On one side we see the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, made by Jody Clark. In addition to this, the information of the year and the value of the coin, 5 dollars, is also included. On the opposite side we see the kookaburra on a branch. Not only that, we also find the exact weight of the coin, the initials of the mint, AS (Aleksandra Stokic) and the grade.
Throughout the collection we see ourselves with a similar design, with the exception of the animal in question. In this way, it is a nice tribute to the local fauna by means of something as commonly used as a coin, although in this case it is for collection instead of regular use.