The continent of Australia is well known for its numerous native species. While many think of the entertaining kangaroo or deadly crocodile, the loveable koala is one of the world’s favorite creatures and serves as a popular symbol of Australia. Available now from Silver.com is the 2015 1 oz. Silver Australian Koala.
- Latest edition in the Perth Mint’s popular Koala series.
- “P” mint mark identifies it as a product of the Perth Mint.
- 1 ounce of .999 pure silver.
- A face value of $1 (AUD) fully backed by the government of Australia.
- Ships in an individually sealed plastic capsule for protection.
- New design featured each year.
- Minted to order, but typically a low mintage of under 500,000 coins per release.
The koala coins were introduced in 2007, and the primary draw of the coin is its changing design. On the reverse side of the coin is the image of a koala. Each year, the Perth Mint selects a new image to grace the reverse side. This adds to the collectability of the coin in the eyes of both investors and collectors.
On the reverse side of the 2015 coin is the image of a lone koala resting in the crook of a tree. Its eyes are fixed on a distant object, and its dense fur is featured in great detail, with each hair noticeable. The open grasslands of the Outback are featured in the background, while a rocky outcrop is visible in the distance.
The obverse side of each coin bears the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty’s image graces the obverse of most Australian coins, and it was designed by artist Ian Rank-Broadley. The Perth Mint engraves the coin’s physical features on the reverse, and its year of minting and face value on the obverse.
Australia’s Perth Mint is the nation’s oldest operating facility. Originally founded as part of the Royal Mint system, today it is a state-owned entity of Western Australia and is not affiliated with the Royal Mint of Australia.
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