One of Australia’s best-known wildlife species is the Koala: so distinctive in terms of its cuddly appearance, gentle disposition, and unique diet that it has long been a symbolic animal of the country. It’s one of the animals celebrated by the Perth Mint’s exquisite range of wildlife-focused coin series, the Australian Koala series, a perennial favorite of collectors and investors. A testament to world-class minting technology, the series is issued annually in limited mintages at a range of weights, with beautiful one-year-only designs featuring the Koala in its natural habitat. These coins are double-struck using polished and hand-finished dies that provide proof-quality original mint luster and visually stunning frosted details. Provident Metals now offers the 2011 Australian Koala 1 Kilo Silver Coin for online purchase.
The 2011 Australian Koala Silver Coin comes in a protective plastic capsule, fully insured by Provident Metals against any chance of loss or damage en route. It comes from a limited original mintage of just over 75,000 pieces.
Ian Rank-Broadley’s classic effigy of the late Queen Elizabeth II, also known as the Fourth Portrait, appears on the obverse field to confirm the coin as legal tender. Her image is accompanied by a miniature inscription of the artist’s initials “IRB” along with the inscriptions “ELIZABETH II,” “AUSTRALIA” and “30 DOLLARS.”
A pair of koalas nestle in the branches of a Eucalyptus tree on the reverse field, accompanied by the “P” mint mark and the lettering “AUSTRALIAN KOALA” and “2011 1 KILO 999 SILVER.”
The Australian Koala coin series was first issued in 2007, joining a whole suite of bullion collectibles created to celebrate similarly iconic wildlife species like the Kangaroo and the Kookaburra. Thanks to their quality and level of detail — and to the inherent charm of the animals they celebrated — all of these coin series became fast favorites with collectors and investors. Their regular annual releases have become events of note in the numismatics community, and these coins have remained sought after long after their initial striking: as with this coin, the fifth in the series, still a favorite choice as a gift or souvenir and a great way to invest in fine silver.
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|Mint Mark||P - Perth Mint|
|Designer (Obverse)||Ian Rank-Broadley|
|Product Series||Australian Koala|
|Certificate of Authenticity||No|
|Metal Content||32.15 Troy Ounces|
|Shipping||Orders over $199 Ship Free|
|Packaging Dimensions||4 x 4 x 1|