Introduced in 2007, the Australian Silver Koala coin has quickly become not only one of the most popular products from the Perth Mint, but one of the most in-demand bullion coins in the world. Featuring the same design concept each year, with a different specific motif, the Australian Koala is highly regarded by numismatists. Right now, the 2015 1 oz Australian Silver Koala Coin is available from JM Bullion.
- Only 1,199 coins earned this grade from the NGC!
- Coins ship in individual protective slabs courtesy of the NGC.
- Contains 1 oz of .999 pure silver.
- Face value of $1 (AUD) is fully backed by Australias government.
- Issued a Mint State 69 grade by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Bears the latest design in the Australian Koala series.
Australian Silver Koala coins were first introduced in 2007, some 17 years of the Australian Silver Kookaburra coin program that launched the popularity of Perth Mint wildlife-themed bullion coins. Australian Koala coins feature a new design each year on the reverse, though the motif remains the same each year.
The 2015 1 oz Australian Silver Koala coin available to you in this product listing is in near-perfect condition from the NGC. Coins with an MS69 grade feature full, original mint luster, with a maximum of two minor detracting flaws.
On the reverse youll find the latest Australian Koala design from the Perth Mint. An adult koala is featured in the bend of a broken eucalyptus tree trunk, with its blank, black eyes fixed on a distant object. The rolling grasslands in the background lead to a rocky outcrop of the Australian Outback.
The obverse features the familiar image of Queen Elizabeth II used on Commonwealth coins since it was created in 1998. Designed by Ian Rank-Broadley, Her Majestys effigy on this coin represents the fourth depiction of the Queen during her six decade reign as Englands monarch.
Perth Mint was founded in 1898 as the third and final facility in Londons Royal Mint system on the continent. The facility is now owned and operated by the government of Western Australia, and though not affiliated with the Royal Australian Mint, its coins enjoy legal-tender status under the Currency Act of 1965.
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