When citizens of the world think of the nation of Australia, a number of creatures from the country’s vast environments come to mind. Crocodiles, kangaroos, and, of course, the koala, are synonymous with Australia. For the 2015 series, the Perth Mint has released the 2015 10 oz Australian Silver Koala coin. With new, intricate designs, the koala coins are sure to excite investors and collectors around the globe.
- Contains 10 oz of .999 pure silver.
- Minted by the Perth Mint in Australia.
- Features a koala design to honor the native animal.
- Available in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
The 2015 10 oz Australian Silver Koala features a single, stoic koala perched in a tree. The vast expanse of the outback is noticeable in the background, with a sweeping prairie grassland giving way to a mountainous landscape in the distance. The koala has been intricately designed with long hair and clearly defined claws on its fingers and toes as it sits in the treetop. The opposite side of the coin will feature the same stamps that were used on the 2014 silver coin series produced at the Perth Mint.
On the obverse side of the coin, the aforementioned koala image is featured in stunning detail. Above the koala’s head along the rim of the coin is the phrase “Australian Koala,” while the minting year, weight, and purity of the coin are stamped below the image. On the reverse side, a profile bust image of Queen Elizabeth is featured in the center. Above her majesty’s head, the words “Elizabeth II, Australia” will be featured.
When gold was discovered on the Australian continent in the middle of the 19th century, the Royal Mint of London needed facilities in its Australian colony to refine the gold into sovereigns, half-sovereigns, and other coins. The Perth Mint was the final facility to open in the colony of Australia, following the Sydney Mint in 1855 and the Melbourne Mint in 1872. Today, the Perth Mint is the only remaining mint from that era. After the transfer of power from Great Britain in 1970 to the Government of Western Australia, an agreement was struck with the Commonwealth of Australia’s Department of Treasury in 1987 to mint official coinage for the country. Click here to see historical Perth Silver Koala mintages.
To learn more about the all new 2015 10 oz Australian Silver Koala coin, or if you have any questions, feel free to give us a call at 800-276-6508. You can also get in touch with one of our helpful staff via live chat and email. Be sure to view other coins from the Perth Mint like the 2015 1 oz Australian Silver Kookaburra Coin or the 2015 1 Kilo Australian Silver Goat Coin.