One of the most popular coin programs from the Perth Mint is the Australian Koala series. Struck on an annual basis in both gold and silver, these coins feature a new image of the native koala each year, enhancing the collectible value of the coins. Today, you can own a 2015 1/10 oz Australian Koala Proof Gold Coin courtesy of JM Bullion.
- Extremely low availability, with mintage limited to 1,500 coins!
- Contains 1/10 oz of .9999 pure gold.
- Bears a face value of $15 (AUD) backed by Australia’s government.
- Each coin is considered legal tender.
- Brand-new design for 2015.
The Australian Koala coin honors the continent’s native marsupial species. Often referred to as a koala bear, the species is an arboreal herbivorous marsupial found only along the eastern coast of Australia. Although koalas have been known to Australia’s indigenous people for millennia, Europeans were not introduced to the koala until a depiction was published in 1810 by George Perry.
On the reverse side of each 2015 1/10 oz Australian Koala Proof Gold Coin is the latest image of the koala to appear on the coin series. In this depiction, a single koala is featured sitting on the crook of a tree, with its coat intricately detailed and its eyes gazing off into the distance. Engravings include “Australian Koala” above, and the coin’s year of minting, weight, metal content, and purity below.
The obverse side bears the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Her bust is accompanied by the engravings “Elizabeth II,” “Australia,” and “15 Dollars.” Under the Currency Act of 1965, these coins are considered legal tender in Australia despite not being produced by the Royal Australian Mint.
The Perth Mint is located in the state of Western Australia, and is owned by the regional government. It is the oldest facility in Australia as the lone holdover from British rule and the Royal Mint system in the country. Though it is not affiliated with the national government, many of its coins are still considered legal tender.
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