There are no two creatures from the Australian continent more easily identifiable with the region than the koala and kangaroo. These marsupials are not only icons of the Land Down Under, but also help anchor the Perth Mints annual bullion coin releases. Today, these two legendary design elements come together on one coin! Right now, the 2017 1 oz Kangaroo Privy Australian Silver Koala Coin is available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in a protective plastic capsule.
- 10th anniversary year of the Australian Silver Koala coin!
- Multiples of 20 arrive in sealed rolls, with multiples of 100 arriving in cardboard boxes.
- Unique Kangaroo privy on the Silver Koala!
- Limited mintage of only 50,000 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 features Queen Elizabeth IIs profile.
- Reverse includes the 2017 Koala design, along with a Kangaroo privy mark!
All 2017 1 oz Kangaroo Privy 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 all-new 2016 Australian Silver Kangaroo marked the launch of a new silver bullion coin series from the Perth Mint. That new Silver Kangaroo is the first-ever .9999 pure silver bullion collection from the mint, and its design appears as a privy mark on the reverse face of these 2017 1 oz Australian Silver Koala coins.
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 reverse of this 2017 Australian Silver Koala is the 11th new design in the collection, and perfectly captures the life of a koala. 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, and the Kangaroo privy mark is featured to the left-hand side of the design field.
The obverse of the 2017 1 oz Kangaroo Privy Australian Silver Koala features the image of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty features on the obverse of all Australian coinage, and her effigy has been on Australian coins since 1952. The most recent one in use on Australian currency, this is a 1998 right-profile portrait from Ian Rank-Broadley.
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