2012 Australia 1 oz Silver Opal Koala Proof

2012 Australia 1 oz Silver Opal Koala Proof

First of a new eight coin series featuring Australia’s favorite nocturnal animals. The Koala coin features an inner panel design of a koala in a gum tree, detailed in pure Australian opal.

Limited mintage of only 8,000 coins!

The outer panel of the coin depicts Eucalyptus leaves and blossoms, a new moon and the Southern Cross – a renowned star group which is only visible in the Southern hemisphere., design by Aleysha Howarth. The Ian Rank-Broadley likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination are shown on the obverse.

Presented in a prestigious display case, a light turns on as you open the case, highlighting the opal design and symbolising moonlight, shining down on the nocturnal koala. Also inside an illustrated shipper and a numbered CoA.
The koala, perhaps Australia’s most beloved and iconic animal. The cuddly koala 'bear' is not really a bear at all, but a marsupial. Protected by law the koala inhabits trees and feed solely on a diet of eucalypt (gum) leaves. Like many Australian mammals, this unique creature is nocturnal and can sleep for approximately 18 hours a day. This idea was the inspiration behind the design concept.

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