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2017 Newborn Baby 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin


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Product Code: 17S870

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  • Proof Quality 99.99% Pure Silver
  • Gorgeous Baby Kookaburra Design
  • Great Gift Idea for Newborns
  • Australian Legal Tender
  • Mint-to-order
  • Illustrated Gift Card Packaging
  • Numbered Certificate

This is a beautiful gift for babies born in 2017. Presented in a special gift card with room to write baby’s details as well as space for a photograph, new parents will love this special keepsake. 

Proof Quality 99.99% Pure Silver

The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 99.99% pure silver in proof quality.

Gorgeous Baby Kookaburra Design

In western folklore, parents have told their children for centuries that babies are delivered by a stork. As an Australian take on this legend, the coin’s reverse depicts a cute Australian kookaburra carrying a sleeping newborn baby in a swaddling cloth.  A representation of Australian foliage, the inscription CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR BABY and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark are also incorporated into the design.

Australian Legal Tender

Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2017 year-date, and the monetary denomination are shown on the coin’s obverse.


The coin is issued on a mint-to-order basis.

Illustrated Gift Card Packaging and Numbered Certificate

The coin is housed in an elaborate Australian themed gift card, with room to write the baby’s details, a family tree and a place to house a photograph.

Technical Specifications 

Silver Content (Troy oz)  0.50
Monetary Denomination (AUD)  0.50 
Fineness (% purity)  99.99 
Minimum Gross Weight (g)  15.591 
Maximum Diameter (mm)  36.60
Maximum Thickness (mm)  2.30
Maximum Mintage  Mint-to-order 
Designer  Alyesha Howarth

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