This is the first legal tender square coin to be issued in Australia. The concept however is not new. Between 1919 and 1921 the Commonwealth Government considered replacing the bulky bronze pennies and halfpennies with smaller lighter square nickel coins. A number of patterns were struck each featuring a kookaburra design. The concept failed following concerns about the difficulty of manufacture and incompatibility with coin-operated vending machines of the time.
This particular coin is housed encapsulated on a presentation card featuring a moving image. Lenticular printing technology was used to portray the effect of a kookaburra hopping along the branch of a gum tree.
We will endeavour to deliver orders as quickly as possible but, please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery within Australia and 4-6 weeks overseas.
We require full payment with order, plus all shipping/postage charges before we dispatch any goods.
All shipping/postage (including insurance) costs are subject to change without notice.
Shipping charges for Australia is a flat fee of $8.50, except heavy items such as coin rolls, books, accessories and large quantities of coins and banknotes which will be charged at current Australia Post charges. We will advise you of these costs before shipping.
Overseas shipping charges as follows; orders up to 1kg;
- South Pacific Zone 1 - $25.00
- Asia Zone 2 - $28.00
- North & South America Zone 3 - $30.00
- Europe Zone 4 - $35.00
Orders over 1 kilogram, please contact us for shipping and insurance charges.