The Australian Koala coin program from the Perth Mint is one of three annual release coins that generates immense interest year after year. Available in both gold and silver, the Australian Gold Koala coins are among the purest collector coins on the market today. Right now, the 2016 1/10 oz Proof Australian Gold Koala Coin is available for purchase from JM Bullion.
- Total mintage capped at just 1,500 coins for global distribution!
- 9th release of Australian Gold Koala designs!
- Arrives in a display case with a custom designed shipper.
- Includes a Certificate of Authenticity.
- Contains 1/10 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold.
- Bears a face value of $15 (AUD) backed by the federal government of Australia.
- Reverse features the latest Koala design from Perth Mint.
- Obverse includes the familiar image of Queen Elizabeth II.
Australian Koala coins were introduced for the first time in 2008 by the Perth Mint. It is the second annual-bullion series from the mint behind the Australian Kookaburra, which debuted in 1990. Each year, a new koala design is released for the Australian Silver and Australian Gold Koala coin.
Only the Australian Gold Koala features a 1 oz coin and available fractional weights, including these 2016 1/10 oz Proof Australian Gold Koala coins. The fractional-weight coins are only available in proof, not bullion.
The reverse face of the 2016 1/10 oz Proof Australian Gold Koala features the latest image of a koala, one of the nations beloved marsupial species. Although often viewed as lovable, gentle creatures, the koala possesses the ability to defend itself when agitated. This years image depicts a koala as it walks along the branch of a eucalyptus tree. Traditional engravings identifying the series name, year of issue, weight, purity, and metal content are included on this face.
On the obverse of the coin youll find the image of Queen Elizabeth II, created in 1998 by Sir Ian Rank-Broadley. Used on commonwealth coinage for nearly two decades, it represents the fourth-generation image of Her Majesty since her coronation in 1952.
Founded in 1899, the Perth Mint was the third and final Royal Mint facility opened in Australia by the British during their period of colonial rule. Today, the Perth Mint persists as the oldest operating facility in the country, and is controlled by the government of Western Australia, separate of the Royal Australian Mint.
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