Kookaburra collecting

Discussion in 'Bullion Investing' started by myownprivy, Oct 9, 2019.

  1. myownprivy

    myownprivy Well-Known Member

    Who collects Perth Mint Kookaburras?

    I do like the designs quite a bit. I also like that they change each year. I also like that they come in capsules. What I don't like is that they are often 20-25% over spot. Ouch.

    However, for whatever reason Provident Metals had them for only $1 over spot (about 5%) this weekend only. At this price, you are basically buying bullion. Did anyone manage to buy any?

    Who collects these? Anyone have a full set to date?
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  3. WRSiegel

    WRSiegel Freshman

    I don't collect Kooks but I do enjoy the designs and the series as a whole. My Perth Mint collection are the Lunar Series :)
  4. Mr Roots

    Mr Roots Underneath The Bridge

    If I was to collect silver bullion they would be pretty high on my list.
  5. InfleXion

    InfleXion Wealth Preserver

    There was a short period of time where I snagged some older kooks to fill in the early years, but for the most part I only buy year of issue since that's the best way to get them close to spot. As a semi-numismatic play I like how they appreciate over time, but I'm not losing sleep over an incomplete set. The designs, love em.
  6. medoraman

    medoraman Supporter! Supporter

    I buy them for the kids as they want them. I too have gotten some older years on bullion purchases over the years accidentally. I think my kids own 5 or 6. Nice coins, but unfortunate that like all GB related coins, effectively one sided.
  7. BSquared

    BSquared New Member

    New guy here!

    FWIW, I do enjoy both the Kook's and Koala's, and do pick up some of the earlier dates when I can find them at a decent price Yes, I do understand that the premium can be a choker, especially on some early issues, but I like the designs.

    I'm primarily a bullion type of collector but for me, ASE's, Roo's and Maples, etc. get boring fast.
  8. ewomack

    ewomack Senior Member Supporter

    I have all of the 1oz Kookaburras, including at least one 10oz. I buy the 1oz consistently every year and will continue to do so. Coincidentally, my 2020 just arrived in the mail last week. The Kooks remain my favorite yearly bullion piece. I also happen to like Kookaburras (the animal) quite a bit, which helps.
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