Australian Koala Silver Coin Series – A Collector’s Favorite

Australian Koala Silver Coin

Australian Koala Silver Coin
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Australian Koala Silver Coin Series

The Australian Koala Silver Coin Series whose first ounce was issued in 2007 is one of Australia’s favorite collectible issues. The coin is struck by Perth Mint from 99.9% pure silver in specimen quality and has a face value of 1 Australian Dollar. The weight of these 99.9% pure silver coins is 1 oz which is equal to 3.1 kg with a diameter of 4.06 cm and reeded edge.

The new Australian Koala Silver Bullion Coin minted in the beginning of 2011 marks the fifth anniversary of the Perth Mint of Australia minting these series of coins. This unique silver coin is sure to catch your eye. Only 300 out of 5000 strikes of this coin are available in Australia because of limited minting.

This coin adds one more to the previous four coins in the series taking the total number to five. The five sizes available are 1 kilo, 10 oz, 1 oz, ½ oz and 1/10 oz. The Australian Koala Silver Bullion Coins are all issued as legal tenders under the Australian Currency Act of 1965. The Australian Government guarantees each strike for its weight and purity.

The obverse side contains the traditional portrait of Queen Elizabeth II and the face value in dollars.

Every year, the Perth Mint changes the reverse side design of these coins. The official design for 2011 is created by Elise Martinson. The reverse side design depicts the charming image of an adult Koala and juvenile resting in the fork of a eucalyptus tree and incorporates the Perth Mints ‘P’ mintmark. Since, the Pert Mint keeps on changing, the design on the reverse side, it has become a favorite among investors as well as collectors.

The Perth Mints reputation of quality and purity is unsurpassed. Still, you have to be careful since there have been instances of fake coins circulating in the market. You need to buy these coins only from a reputed source, which you can trust.

Hence, if you are interested to keep it as a unique collector’s item or for investment purposes, you can order the Australian Koala Silver Bullion Coin right from the Perth Mint or check its selling price at Amazon.


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