There are a number of amazing animals that are easily associated with the nation of Australia. The continent’s diverse ecosystem allows numerous creatures to exist and thrive that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Among the most amazing is the koala. Often referred to as a koala bear, the creature is not a mammal, but a marsupial. Now you can see the koala in a whole new light on this stunning 2013 1 oz Silver Australian Koala High-Relief Proof coin from the Perth Mint.
The koala has been featured on numerous coin series from the Perth Mint, but none is as incredible to look at as the 2013 1 oz Silver Australian Koala High-Relief Proof. The craftsmen at the Perth Mint created this unique coin by taking a one-ounce planchet of 99.9% pure silver that is two times as thick as an ordinary coin, and striking it multiple times with immense pressure. The result is a proof coin that is bowl-shaped in the middle with an image that appears as a sculpture rising up from the center of the coin.
On the reverse side of the 2013 1 oz Silver Australian Koala High-Relief Proof is the image of a koala perched in a gum tree. Its eyes are fixed in the distance, and the image is surrounded by engravings of “Australian Koala,” as well as the year of minting, weight, purity, and metal content of the proof.
The obverse side features the standard image of Queen Elizabeth II as designed by Ian Rank-Broadley. The right-profile portrait of Her Majesty is surrounded by engravings of “Elizabeth II,” “Australia,” and the face value of the proof coin.
The Perth Mint was first established in 1899 by the Royal Mint of London. The ruling British Empire needed facilities on the continent to process and refine gold discovered in Australia’s western regions. Today, the Perth Mint is the only remaining facility in operation following the closure of the Sydney Mint and the Melbourne Mint. It bears the sole responsibility of producing currency for the government of Australia.
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