The koala is an arboreal marsupial species native to Australia that is herbivorous in nature, and the only extant representative of the family Phascolarctidae in the world. The closest living relative to the koala is the wombat, though it is one of many beautiful marsupials inhabiting the Australian continent. Right now, the 2017 2 oz Antique Silver Tuvalu Koala Coin is available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in presentation packaging with a Certificate of Authenticity.
- Beautiful high-relief striking!
- Mintage limited to 3,000 coins only!
- Consists of Two Troy ounces of .9999 fine silver.
- Bears a face value of $2 (AUD) backed by the government of Tuvalu.
- Obverse features the image of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse bears the image of a Koala resting in a tree.
All 2017 2 oz Antique Silver Tuvalu Koala coins have a rimless design that allows all imagery to reach to the very edges of the product. The coins are boxed inside of a Perth Mint black clamshell for protection and display, and arrive inside of koala-themed shippers.
Additionally, all of these 2017 2 oz Antique Silver Tuvalu Koala Coins have a beautiful antiquing applied to the blank which gives it a worn, ancient look with abrasions and fading. Additionally, these coins are struck under intense pressure in numismatic presses to deliver a high-relief finish that brings added brilliance to the visual appeal of the coin.
Though the Silver Tuvalu Koala coin represents the nation of Tuvalu in this release, it is an extant species found exclusively in the wild on the Australian continent. The creatures are found in the coastal areas of mainland Australia’s eastern and southern regions, including the states of Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, and South Australia.
On the obverse of the 2017 2 oz Antique Silver Tuvalu Koala coin is the image of Queen Elizabeth II. This particular design is a right-profile portrait from Ian Rank-Broadley, and was created in 1998. The Queen’s effigy has appeared on British and commonwealth coinage since 1952.
The reverse of the 2017 2 oz Antique Silver Tuvalu Koala Coin includes the image of a koala as it rests in the branches of a tree. It has a calm, relaxed look on its face as though it already has a belly full of food and is ready to catch some of its 20 hours of daily sleep.
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