Without question, the Australian Gold Koala coin is one of the Perth Mints best sellers on an annual basis. Introduced in 2008, the coins have been available for nearly a decade and represent the highest standards of excellence in the industry. Today, 2016 1/4 oz Proof Australian Gold Koala Coins are available for purchase from JM Bullion.
- Extremely limited mintage of just 1,000 coins!
- 9th new design in the Australian Koala series!
- Ships in a beautiful display case and presentation shipper.
- Contains 1/4 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold.
- Face value of $25 (AUD) is fully backed by the government of Australia.
- Reverse features the new koala design unveiled for 2016.
- Obverse bears the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Proof coin, perfect for any collection!
- Includes Certificate of Authenticity.
Australian Gold Koala coins are part of the larger Australian Koala series, which launched in 2008 with silver and gold options. There is often a great deal of change in the annual production of these coins, with fractional weights offered typically in gold only and larger weights above 1 oz. reserved for silver coin production.
When it comes to the collectors Proof Australian Gold Koala, it is again the gold coin that often has the most variety. The stalwarts of the Gold Koala series are the 1 oz, 1/4 oz, and 1/10 oz gold proofs. Each year, regardless of weight or metal, there is a new design added to the reverse that highlights the koala in its native habitat.
On the reverse of each 2016 1/4 oz Proof Australian Gold Koala coin youll find the image of a koala as it walks along the branches of a tree, its long claws and fingers gripping the branch tightly as it goes. Often mistakenly referred to as a Koala Bear, the animal is actually a marsupial, and one of three major marsupial species in Australia.
The obverse side of each Australian Gold Koala features Queen Elizabeth IIs right-profile portrait. Her Majesty appears on the obverse of all British and commonwealth coinage, with her portrait regularly updated throughout her reign to reflect her age. This depiction is from 1998 and represents the fourth such image used on Australian coins.
Perth Mint is located in Perth, Western Australia. Originally part of the Royal Mint system on the continent, today it is owned by the state government in Western Australia and operates separate of the Royal Australian Mint.
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