The continent of Australia is home to some of the most unique flora, fauna, and wildlife in the world. Among the most recognizable residents of Australia’s wilderness is the cuddly koala. Often mistakenly called the koala bear, the animal is in fact a marsupial. The Perth Mint pays homage to the continent’s native resident on the Silver Australian Koala Coin. Today, you can purchase a 2014 1 oz Silver Australian Koala from Silver.com with an MS70 grading by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Only 3,226 coins earned this grade from the NGC!
- Eighth annual release of the Silver Australian Koala!
- Arrives in a protective plastic slab.
- Consists of one troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Bears a face value of $1 (AUD) backed by the federal government of Australia.
- Issued a perfect Mint State 70 grade by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Features the unique 2014 Koala design from the Perth Mint.
- Considered legal tender under the Currency Act of 1965.
Australia’s beloved koala is a marsupial that is closely related to the wombat. The most common coloration of a koala is a combination of light-grey shades and white, but some have darker shades of grey and even brown fur. Like other marsupials, the female koala carries its young (known as joeys) in a pouch during the early months of life.
On the reverse side of the 2014 1 oz Silver Australian Koala Coin is the face of the marsupial. The intricate details make it possible to pick out individual strands of fur as you gaze at the koala. The animal is featured with gum leaves in hand, and engravings on this side include “Australian Koala,” the year of minting, weight, metal content, and purity of the coin.
The obverse side of the coin bears Ian Rank-Broadley’s classic right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Her image is surrounded by the engravings “Elizabeth II,” “Australia,” and the face value of the coin in Australian dollars.
When gold was discovered in Western Australia during the 1840s, the Royal Mint in London established a mint facility in the Australian colony. The system included facilities in Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth. Today, the Perth Mint is the only remaining facility from that system and is the oldest mint in Australia. The MS70 grade assigned to these coins indicates that each one has a perfect mint strike and carries no blemishes.
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