The Silver Australian Koala coin from the Perth Mint is one of the most highly-anticipated releases each year in the precious metals industry. Available annually since 2007 with new designs, the coins are a hit with both investors and collectors. The 2016 1 oz Silver Australian Koala is now available for purchase on Silver.com in near-perfect condition.
- 10th release of the Silver Australian Koala.
- Ships to you in a plastic protective slab courtesy of the NGC.
- Consists of one troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Issued a face value of $1 (AUD) by the Australian government.
- Bears a grade of Mint State 69 from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Designated as an Early Release specimen.
- Features the latest Koala design.
For the 2016 release schedule of the Silver Australian Koala, the Perth Mint is striking just two coins. The 1 Kilo version of the coin has an unlimited mintage to meet the demand of investors and collectors, while these 1 oz Silver Australian Koalas have a limited issue of just 300,000 coins for global distribution.
All 2016 1 oz Silver Australian Koalas in this product listing earned near-perfect grades from the NGC. Mint State 69 coins have full, original mint luster, but also feature a maximum of two minor detracting flaws on the surface.
As an Early Release coin, these products met special stipulations set by the NGC. The Perth Mint had to ship these coins to the NGC or an NGC-approved depository within 30 days of the release date set by the mint itself.
On the reverse side is the image of a koala walking along a tree branch, with engravings of “Australian Koala” above and the coin’s year of issue, weight, purity, and metal content below. As always, a “P” mint mark is also featured on this face.
The obverse side of each coin continues the use of Ian Rank-Broadley’s right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. This may be one of the final Silver Australian Koala coins with this design as a new version was released in July 2015 by London’s Royal Mint.
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