Customers Note: This is a presale item and is not expected to ship until around January 29th, 2018. EVERY order containing this item will be held from shipping until that date. Please note that this date is a rough estimate and solely depends on the mint meeting their production schedule.
The Silver Australian Koala coin is one of the most sought-after releases from the Perth Mint each year. The second silver bullion coin introduced by the mint behind its coveted Silver Kookaburra, the Silver Koala continues the tradition of featuring native species to the continent on Australian silver coinage. The 2018 1 oz Silver Australian Koala Coin is now available to you for purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you sealed in individual protective plastic capsules, rolls containing 20 coins, or boxes with a total of 100 coins!
- Twelfth annual issue of the Silver Koala coin!
- Mintage limited to 300,000 coins only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine silver in BU condition.
- Issued a face value of $1 (AUD) by Australia.
- Obverse features the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse bears the all-new image of a koala for 2018.
The Perth Mint has a history of releasing annual silver and gold bullion coins with a new reverse design each year. The Queen’s effigy always appears on the obverse of Australian coinage, both circulation and bullion alike. Starting in 1990 with the Gold Kangaroo and Silver Kookaburra, the mint focused on using native Australian animals on the reverse.
Introduced in 2007, the Silver Australian Koala has built upon that tradition with a new design element on the reverse each year. Always focused on the native marsupial, the Silver Koala coins have new focused designs with each passing year. This year’s coin is no exception as the koala is captured sitting up in the trees during some of the few hours each day its actually awake!
Silver Australian Koala coins are available in individual and bulk purchases. When you buy just one 2018 Silver Koala you’ll receive that coin in a protective plastic capsules. Sealed rolls of 20 coins are also available, as well as boxes of 100 coins that contain a total of five rolls of 20 coins each.
The reverse of the 2018 1 oz Silver Australian Koala Coin includes the latest koala design in the series. With the cuddly marsupial captured sitting in a tree, engravings around it include the series name, the “P” mint mark of the Perth Mint, and the year of issue, weight, purity, and metal content.
On the obverse of the 2018 Silver Koala is the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen’s effigy featured here is the fourth-generation design created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley.
The 2018 Silver Koala from the Perth Mint is the first to feature .9999 fine silver in this series. The 2016 debut of the Silver Kangaroo was the mint’s first-ever .9999 fine silver bullion coin, and now the 2018 Silver Kookaburra and Koala coins join the mix.
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