Introduced in 2007, the Silver Australian Koala coin has quickly become not only one of the most popular products from the Perth Mint, but one of the most in-demand bullion coins in the world. Featuring the same design concept each year, with a different specific motif, the Australian Koala is highly regarded by numismatists. The 2017 1 oz Silver Australian Koala Coin is available to you today online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic capsule.
- 11th anniversary design for the Australian Silver Koala!
- Mintage limited to 300,00 coins only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver in BU condition.
- Issued a face value of $1 (AUD) by the Australian government.
- Obverse bears Queen Elizabeth II’s effigy.
- Reverse includes the all-new 2017 Koala design.
Australian Silver Koala coins were first introduced in 2007, some 17 years of the Australian Silver Kookaburra coin program that launched the popularity of Perth Mint wildlife-themed bullion coins. Australian Koala coins feature a new design each year on the reverse, though the motif remains the same each year.
The 2017 1 oz Silver Australian Koala represents the 10th anniversary of this beloved coin program. While the 1 Kilo Silver Koala release has no mintage limited applied by the Perth Mint, a strict limit of 300,000 coins will be struck by the Perth Mint for the 1 oz Silver Koala coin.
On the obverse of the 2017 1 oz Silver Australian Koala coin you’ll find the image of Queen Elizabeth II, captured in right-profile relief by Ian Rank-Broadley in 1998. The Queen’s effigy appears on all Australian coinage, and it has since she ascended to the British throne in 1952.
The reverse of the 2017 Silver Australian Koala coin includes the 11th new design in the collection, and perfectly captures the life of a koala. These cuddly marsupials, though more than capable of aggressively defending themselves, spend up to 20 hours each day napping and sleeping. This depiction shows an adult koala sitting on the ground at the base of a eucalyptus tree, which provides the primary food in its diet.
Each 2017 1 oz Silver Australian Koala Coin is available in BU condition. Coins in this condition show no signs of wear and tear, though you’ll notice minor flaws that include breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, or contact marks from the production process at the mint.
The Perth Mint was founded in 1899 by the ruling British authorities as the third and final facility in the Royal Mint system. Since 1970, the facility has been controlled by the state government of Western Australia, and is a separate entity from the federal government’s Royal Australian Mint.
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