The koala is one of the most prominent symbols of Australia. As one of the unique marsupial species that can only be found in Australia, these are some of the most intriguing animals in the world. Right now, you can purchase the 2017 Antique Australian Koala 2 oz Silver Coin from Provident Metals with a High Relief finish.
Koalas, which are native to Australia, are known for their cute faces. Also referred to as koala bears, koalas arent bears at all. In fact, koalas are marsupials. While koalas are found all over the continent, those in the northern areas are usually smaller with thinner fur coats than those living in the southern part of the country. It is believed that the koalas in the southern part of the country have denser fur and weigh more to allow them to survive in the winters.
On the obverse side, you will find the image of Queen Elizabeth II. In this design, the Queen is shown in right-profile relief. This particular design was created by Ian Rank-Broadley in 1998. Her image has been on all British and commonwealth coinage since 1952.
The reverse face of each of these coins bears the image of a koala that rests in the branches of the tree. The koala appears calm as it relaxes in the tree. It looks like it is ready to sleep, which it does for 20 hours each day.
The Perth Mint is the oldest operating facility in Australia. The mint was originally founded as part of the Royal Mint. Now, it is a separate entity than the Royal Australian Mint. It is also the lone surviving mint from the Royal Mint system, which is no longer in place in Australia.
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|Mint Mark||P - Perth Mint|
|Condition||Antique High Relief|
|Designer (Obverse)||Ian Rank-Broadley|
|Product Series||Australian Koalas|
|Certificate of Authenticity||Yes|
|Metal Content||2 Troy Ounces|
|Shipping||Orders over $199 Ship Free|