The single most popular coin from the Perth Mint is the Australian Koala. Designed and produced in both gold and silver on an annual basis, these coins are available in bullion and proof versions, as well as a wide variety of weights and denominations. Right now, the 2015 ½ Gram Gold Australian Mini Koala Coin is available on Silver.com.
- Contains one-half gram of .9999 fine gold.
- Bears a face value of $2 (AUD) backed by the Australian government.
- Inspired by the 2015 Australian Koala design.
- Unique half-gram weight.
- Ships in presentation packaging and protective acrylic capsule.
The Australian Koala coin is one of the world’s hottest coins at the moment. First released in 2007, the purity of the coins makes them a must-have for investors, while the ever-changing reverse design makes them ideal for collectors who value diversity in their collection.
This 2015 ½ Gram Gold Australian Mini Koala Coin is particularly unique because it offers an alteration within the 2015 Koala design. While other coins feature an adult koala in the crook of a tree, this coin design bears only the image of an adult koala in a seated position. Koalas are one of two marsupials unique to the continent and are considered an unofficial symbol of the country.
On the reverse of the coin is the image of an adult koala sitting down. In addition to the koala, there is a “P” mint mark on the coin and the engraving of its weight, purity, and metal content along the bottom.
The obverse side features the standard image of Queen Elizabeth II found on all Perth Mint coins. Designed by artist and sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley, the image includes engravings of the Queen’s name, the nation of issue, year of issue, and the face value of the coin.
Perth Mint is the oldest operating facility in Australia today. Originally part of Britain’s Royal Mint system in Australia, control of the facility passed to the government of the state of Western Australia in the 1970s. Today, the Perth Mint is one of the most respected, state-of-the-art facilities in the world.
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