Building on the success of the Australian Silver Kookaburra coin, the Perth Mint decided to expand its popular series of wildlife-themed bullion coins by introducing the nations most beloved creature. The Australian Silver Koala coin quickly became one of the most popular coins in the world during its first decade of production. Right now, the all-new 2017 1 oz Australian Silver Koala Coin is available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Coins ship in an individual plastic capsule, with multiples of 20 in sealed plastic, and 100 in sealed boxes.
- 11th new design for the Australian Silver Koala!
- Limited mintage of only 300,000 coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of $1 (AUD) backed by the federal government of Australia.
- Obverse bears Queen Elizabeth IIs effigy.
- Reverse includes the all-new 2017 Koala design.
All 2017 1 oz Australian Silver Koala Coins in this product listing are available in BU condition. Coins in BU condition have no signs of wear and tear, however you may notice a range of minor flaws including breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, and contact marks as a result of the production process at the mint.
The 2017 1 oz Australian Silver Koala Coin is part of the celebratory 10th anniversary release of the Silver Koala. The Silver Koala program debuted in 2007 as part of an expansion of the Perth Mints annual silver bullion release programs, which launched in 1990 with the Australian Silver Kookaburra. Over the past 10 years, 10 new designs have debuted from Perth Mint celebrating the cuddly koala.
On the obverse of the 2017 1 oz Australian Silver Koala coin youll find the image of Queen Elizabeth II, captured in right-profile relief by Ian Rank-Broadley in 1998. The Queens effigy appears on all Australian coinage, and it has since she ascended to the British throne in 1952. Today, Queen Elizabeth II is Britains longest reigning monarch and currently the longest reigning in the world.
The reverse of the 2017 Australian Silver Koala coin includes the 11th new design in the collection, and perfectly captures the life of a koala. These cuddly marsupials, though more than capable of aggressively defending themselves, spend up to 20 hours each day napping and sleeping. This depiction shows an adult koala sitting on the ground at the base of a eucalyptus tree, which provides the primary food in its diet.
Perth Mint is a state-owned entity of Western Australia that was formerly part of the British Royal Mint system in the country. Today it exists separate of the federal governments Royal Australian Mint, and its coins enjoy legal tender status under the Currency Act of 1965.
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