It never hurts to be cute and cuddly when you are trying to sell a product. The massive popularity of the koala makes the Australian Silver Koala coin one of the most in-demand bullion products in the world on an annual basis. Of course, it also doesn’t hurt to have new designs each year and an impressive .999 pure silver content. Today, the all-new 2016 1 oz Australian Silver Koala Coin is available from JM Bullion in BU condition.
- Each coin ships in an individual plastic mint capsule and multiples of 20 ship in tubes.
- Contains 1 troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Protect your new investment with a 40.6mm Air-Tite Coin Tube.
- Issued a face value of $1 (AUD) by the Australian government.
- Ships in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
- Features the latest 2016 Koala design. Click here to see historical Perth Silver Koala mintages.
The Australian Silver Koala series was introduced in 2007 in both gold and silver, with bullion and proof versions struck each year. For 2016, the Perth Mint is producing the Australian Silver Koala in 1 kilogram and 1 oz weights. The all-new design of a koala, Australia’s famous marsupial, is featured on the reverse.
Australian Silver Koala coins are produced on an annual basis with a limited mintage for 1 oz coins and an unlimited mintage for the 1 kilo coin. The larger coins will be struck to meet demand, while just 300,000 of these 2016 1 oz Australian Silver Koalas will be produced for global distribution.
On the reverse is the newest image of the koala. In the design, an adult koala is featured walking along the branch of a tree. Above its head is the engraving “Australian Koala,” while the year of minting, weight, purity, and metal content are engraved below. A small “P” mint mark fro the Perth Mint is also featured on this side.
The obverse bears Ian Rank-Broadley’s effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Featured in right-profile relief, she is surrounded by engravings that read “Queen Elizabeth II,” “Australia,” and “1 Dollar.”
Australia’s Perth Mint is the oldest operating mint in the country, and was the final one opened under British colonial control. The mint transferred to the government of Western Australia in 1970, and though it is not affiliated with the Royal Australian Mint, its coins enjoy legal tender status under the Currency Act of 1965.
We encourage you to contact JM Bullion at 800-276-6508 with any questions. You can also connect with us online using live chat and email. Looking for similar products? Be sure to check out our full selection of Perth Mint Silver Coins.