Following the long-term success of the Silver Australian Kookaburra coin, the Perth Mint introduced a brand-new wildlife-themed bullion coin in 2007 featuring one of the continent’s most beloved creatures. The Silver Australian Koala coin may not have the long track record of the Silver Kookaburra, but that hasn’t hurt its popularity with investors and collectors. Silver.com currently offers the 2015 1 oz Silver Australian Koala coin in perfect condition.
- The NGC issued this grade to only 1,855 coins thus far!
- Ships to you in a protective plastic slab courtesy of the NGC.
- Consists of one troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Issued a face value of $1 (AUD) by the government of Australia.
- Graded Mint State 70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Bears the image of Australia’s beloved koala.
The 2015 1 oz Silver Australian Koala coins offered to you in this product listing are in perfect condition as certified by the NGC. Each of these MS70 coins has its full, original mint luster and no detracting flaws of any kind.
Koalas are often referred to as bears, despite the fact that they are marsupials in the same species as the world’s largest marsupial, the kangaroo. Both creatures are internationally recognized symbols of Australia, and the koala (like the kangaroo) is native to the Australian continent.
On the obverse face of all Silver Australian Koala coins is the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty’s effigy has featured on all Commonwealth coins since her coronation in the 1950s, and this design from Ian Rank-Broadley is the fourth-generation depiction of England’s longest reigning monarch.
The reverse features the unique 2015 Silver Australian Koala design. With a new design released each year, this 2015 image of a lone koala sitting in the crook of a tree is found only on coins issued in this particular year.
Australia’s oldest operating facility is the Perth Mint. Originally part of the Royal Mint system with the Melbourne Mint and Sydney Mint, the Perth Mint today remains as the nation’s longest running mint facility. Though not affiliated with the federal government’s Royal Australian Mint, its products do enjoy legal-tender status under the Currency Act of 1965.
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