Released for the first time in 2007, the Silver Australian Koala coin has quickly grown in popularity to match that of the Silver Australian Kookaburra. The Perth Mint of Australia produces some of the most coveted bullion coins today, and right now the 2016 Silver Australian Koala coin is available on Silver.com in perfect condition.
- 10th release in the Silver Australian Koala series.
- Arrives in a protective plastic slab.
- Consists of one troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Bears a face value of $1 (AUD) backed by the federal government of Australia.
- Issued a grade of Mint State 70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Designated as an Early Release product.
- Features the newest Koala design in the series.
Each 2016 Silver Australian Koala coin in this product listing earned a perfect certification from the NGC. MS70 coins exhibit full, original mint luster and feature no detracting flaws of any kind.
As an Early Release coin, these products had to arrive at the NGC or an approved depository within the first 30 days of release. This is dependent upon the release date set by the Perth Mint.
Silver Australian Koala coins are part of a larger program of animal-themed silver and gold bullion coins from Perth Mint, which also includes the long-running Silver Australian Kookaburra (1990) and the all-new Silver Australian Kangaroo (2016).
On the reverse face of the coin you’ll find the image of the koala, an all-new design for 2016. While it is often referred to as the koala bear, the animal is in fact a nocturnal marsupial, not a bear.
The obverse face of the coin has Ian Rank-Broadley’s effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Captured in right-profile relief, this portrait is the fourth-generation depiction of Her Majesty on British and Australian coinage.
Australia’s Perth Mint is the oldest operating facility in the country. A state-owned entity of Western Australia today, it was originally founded in 1898 by the British Royal Mint and was the third mint opened by the British in the country as a colonial territory. All of its coins are considered legal tender under the Currency Act of 1965.
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