Proof Kook or not??????

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  1. Belvedere

    Belvedere Active Member Silver Stacker

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    I am confused (which is not an unusual state of mind for me). I have a 1995 1kg Kook with the image from the 1996 coins (see picture).

    I have looked into it and for 1995 there are 1995 images and 1996 images on a 1995 dated coin. That was looking on ebay and some dealer sites. Even "google images" are confused.

    Any assistance would be appreciated as I wish to sell the coin and want to advertise it accurately.

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    Cheers

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    trew Active Member Silver Stacker

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    Hard to tell from the picture

    If the kook is frosted and the background is mirror finish it is a proof
     
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    dragafem Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    its a 1995 kg proof from the set.
     
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    Stoic Phoenix Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Looks like a platypus with wings
     
  5. Belvedere

    Belvedere Active Member Silver Stacker

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    Thanks all. Yes, the bird and the old bird on the other side are both frosted and the background both sides are both mirror finish. I looked up the set and Dragafem seems to be on the money as well.

    I agree with the platypus comment as I think this is one ugly coin which is why I am selling it.

    Thanks for your help.
     
  6. dragafem

    dragafem Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    i believe lots of people like the 96 design...full winged kookaburra....and if u think its ugly then it does not worth much :p
     
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    barsenault Well-Known Member

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    Indeed, I agree. I love the 1 oz in this version. I have a couple hundred. Interesting how beauty is in the eye of the bohlder. However, the picture of this one doesn't do it for me either. If I was buying solely on that picture, I wouldn't have bought as many as I did. :)
     
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    Kookaburra's must be some crazy experiment on stackers/coin collectors.
    1. The proof versions have the design from the following year's bullion version
    2. Gold coin privy marks
    3. Anything else privy marks. There is even a Japanese princess Aiko baby privy in 2001!
    4. The full series of 20 coins at the time, re-minted with one date, 2009, and a P20 mint mark.
    5. The full series re-minted, with the same date as the originals.
    6. Re-use of the 1990 design for 2015.
    7. $5 face value in 1990, 1991. $1 in 2009 set.
    8. Kooky designs. Barbed wire & spider webs.
    9. Square 1/2 oz coins, with cards that say "Australia's first square coin"
    10. An amazing looking 2009 1/20 oz gold proof set that I just learned of! :drool:
     
  9. motorbikez

    motorbikez Member Silver Stacker

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    Definitely a proof from a set and I like it
     
  10. magickookaburraride

    magickookaburraride New Member

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  11. Belvedere

    Belvedere Active Member Silver Stacker

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    It may be the picture just doesn't do the coin justice. I actually hadn't looked at it from Dragafem's perspective of the bird being in flight. I am still not a lover of this coin but maybe I feel a little less harsh. For me the 2002 design is my favourite.
     
  12. Belvedere

    Belvedere Active Member Silver Stacker

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    Looking at the Perth Mint site. If it is a part of the proof set for that year then, as there were only 500 sets minted, there should only be 500 of these kilo coins in existence. Does anyone have any information that would contradict that? If there are only 500 of them then I could be tempted to love this coin just a little bit more. It does have a small blemish just above the beak which (under magnification) looks like a small area of toning. The rest of the coin is perfect.
     
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    SpacePete Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    You missed a couple:

    11. Lacquered kooks: http://forums.silverstackers.com/to...also-would-lacquer-prevent-milk-spotting.html
    12. Kooks with non-continuous reeding around the edge
     

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