Introduced in 2008, the Australian Koala coin series from the Perth Mint is not just one of the most popular lineups from the mint itself, but one of the most popular in the world today. Available in silver and gold, the Proof Gold Australian Koala is a favorite among collectors around the world. Right now, the 2016 ¼ oz Proof Gold Australian Koala Coin is available for purchase on Silver.com.
- Extremely limited mintage of just 1,000 coins!
- Ninth release of the Gold Australian Koala series!
- Arrives in a protective display case with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
- Consists of One-Quarter Troy ounce of .9999 fine gold.
- Bears a face value of $25 (AUD) backed by the federal government of Australia.
- Reverse features the unique 2016 Koala design.
- Obverse bears the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Proof quality coin.
Gold Australian Koala coins are part of the larger Australian Koala series from the Perth Mint. The coins are produced on an annual basis in both silver and gold, with bullion and proof varieties available. The gold series most often features the greatest variety, including fractional-weight coins such as the 2016 ¼ oz Proof Gold Australian Koala.
The koala is often misrepresented by some as the Koala Bear. In reality, the animal is one of three major marsupial species to inhabit Australia. The cute, cuddly koala is actually capable of defending itself when threatened, possessing very sharp claws and a short fuse. Generally speaking, they are docile creatures though who spend up to 20 hours a day sleeping.
On the reverse side of the 2016 ¼ oz Proof Gold Australian Koala coin you’ll find the latest Koala design from the Perth Mint. It features the Koala climbing along a horizontal eucalyptus tree branch. The eucalyptus is low in calories and nutritional value, contributing to the low energy levels in koalas.
The obverse of the 2016 Proof Gold Australian Koala coin features Queen Elizabeth II’s right-profile portrait from Ian Rank-Broadley. In use since 1998, it is the fourth-generation image of Her Majesty on commonwealth coinage since she ascended to the throne.
Perth Mint is Australia’s oldest operating facility, having opened its doors in 1899 as the third and final installation in the Royal Mint system. Today it is a state-owned entity of Western Australia. Though it is not associated with the Royal Australian Mint, its coins enjoy legal tender status under the Currency Act of 1965.
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