The Perth Mint of Australia has always had an outstanding reputation in the bullion market, especially because of its special releases and exclusive designs over the years. As one of the best releases from the Perth Mint, the Australian Silver Koala Coin collection honors some of the native wildlife of the Australian continent. Each year of release, a new koala design is featured in this collection, with 2012 marking the series’ 5th release year. Right now, the 2012 1 oz Silver Australian Koala Coin PCGS SP69 Gilded can be purchased right here from Silver.com.
- Every coin is sent in its own individual plastic slab!
- 5th release year for the Australian Silver Koala coin collection!
- These exclusive coins featured a limited mintage of 10,000!
- Contains One Troy Ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Considered a legal tender under the government of Australia and holds a face value of $1 (AUD).
- Received the SP69 grading from the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS).
- The obverse shows the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
- On the reverse is the image of a koala laying on a branch.
The 2012 1 oz Silver Australian Koala Coin PCGS SP69 Gilded is considered a legal tender of Australia and was struck in 99.9% fine silver. This coin features a gilded quality, meaning that certain elements on the 2012 coin are layered in 24-karat gold, making these coins truly special and memorable. The coin has received a grading from the PCGS of SP69, meaning that it is near-perfect with no more than two flaws. These flaws are either minuscule hairline marks or contact markings that are always outside the main focal point of the coin.
First released in 2007, the Australian Silver Koala Coin series has featured fresh designs each year to honor one of the most popular animals found in Australia, the koala. The gilded feature is seen in how the koala is highlighted in gold in the design. The Perth Mint is known for releasing coin collections that feature Australian wildlife imagery.
The portrait of Queen Elizabeth II is seen on the obverse of the 2012 1 oz Silver Australian Koala Coin PCGS SP69 Gilded. This profile portrait was designed by Ian Rank-Broadley and has been used on many bullion products released from mints around the world. The obverse also shows Queen Elizabeth II’s name, the coin’s value, and its origin country.
On the reverse of the 2012 1 oz Silver Australian Koala Coin PCGS SP69 Gilded is the new 2012 koala design. The imagery shows the koala laying stomach-down on a tree branch, with its arms embracing the branch to hold itself in place. The design includes intense detailing, with the viewer able to see how furry the koala is. The weight and purity are also shown on the reverse, along with the “AUSTRALIAN KOALA” inscription.
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