The Gold Australian Koala Series is one of the more unique options in gold for sale from Perth Mint. While the silver coins are annually offered in BU and proof, the Gold Koala is more commonly limited to proof options. However, those proof releases always have a new reverse design like the silver series, while boasting high-relief strikes and low mintages for collectors. Today, 2009 1 oz Proof Gold Australian Koalas are available to you in Gem Proof condition online at Silver.com.
- Available to ship to you in PCGS protective plastic slabs!
- Third year of release for Gold Australian Koalas!
- Original mintage limited to 2,000 coins only!
- Availability of Gem Proof coins is limited!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine gold.
- The face value of $100 (AUD) is fully backed by the Australian government.
- Graded Gem Proof by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- DCAM coins.
- First Strike label.
- On the obverse is Queen Elizabeth II.
- The reverse features a koala in a tree.
- High-relief visuals.
The release of Gold Australian Koalas typically has a few factors in common each year. The Perth Mint traditionally strikes Gold Koalas as proof coins with frosted designs and mirror-like fields. Additionally, the mint strikes the coins in high relief to create greater visual depth in the background and a raised relief for the design. Finally, the mint issues the Proof Gold Koalas with limited mintages to ensure collectible value.
All of the 2009 1 oz Proof Australian Gold Koalas listed here come with a Gem Proof grade from the PCGS. Gem Proof refers to a range within the Sheldon numeric scale rather than a singular numeric grade. In most cases, a Gem Proof coin has uncirculated visuals with only minor distracting marks or slight imperfections. The coins have full mint luster with toning possible, and acceptable, at this level.
The coins also come with deep-cameo and First Strike designations. The former refers to proof coins with strong, frosted designs and deeply-mirrored, clear fields. The latter refers to a coin that was received for grading within 30 days of its original release.
On the obverse of 2009 Proof Australian Gold Koala High Relief Coins is Queen Elizabeth II. This 1998 design was created by Ian Rank-Broadley and graced the coins of Britain, Australia, New Zealand, and countless Commonwealth nations for more than two decades.
The reverse side of 2009 1 oz Proof Gold Koala High Relief Coins features a koala seated in a tree. The koala is one of many native marsupials on the Australian continent and is widely viewed as a lovable animal.
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