One of the most popular coins from the Perth Mint in Australia is the Silver Australian Koala. Produced on an annual basis with new design sets on the reverse, these coins are coveted by investors for their purity and sought after by collectors for the ever-changing designs. The latest coin is now featured on Silver.com, where the 2016 1 oz Silver Australian Koala is available in BU condition.
- Each coin ships in an individual acrylic Perth Mint capsule and multiples of 20 ship in tubes.
- Consists of one troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Bears a face value of $1 (AUD) backed by Australia’s government.
- Features an all-new Koala design for 2016. View annual Perth Koala mintages.
- Ships in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
Perth Mint introduced the Silver Australian Koala coin as the second of its popular bullion coin programs featuring native species from the continent. The trend at Perth Mint began in 1990 with the Silver Australian Kookaburra.
Today, the Silver Australian Koala coin is one of the most popular products from the mint. Each new year brings a different design set on the reverse side of the coin, generating immense interest among collectors who covet every new design.
The 2016 Silver Australian Koala is available only in 1 oz and 1 Kilo weights, with each weight consisting of .999 fine silver. Contrary to previous years, the Perth Mint has opted not to produce the standard fractional weights or the 10 oz coin.
On the reverse side of the 2016 1 oz Silver Australian Koala coin is the image of an adult koala walking along a tree branch. Often referred to as a koala bear, the animal is in fact a marsupial, and does not always live up to its cuddly appearance. When threatened, koalas will defend themselves with their sharp, destructive claws.
The obverse side of each coin features Queen Elizabeth II’s right-profile portrait. Her Majesty’s image has featured on Perth Mint coins for decades, and this particular design is the fourth-generation depiction of England’s longest serving monarch.
Each of the 2016 1 oz Silver Australian Koala coins in this listing is in Brilliant Uncirculated condition, meaning you’ll find no signs of wear and tear. Though BU coins are visually brilliant, you may notice breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, or contact marks.
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