Australian Koala Silver Coins Have Historic Lineage
The Australian Silver Koala dates back to 2007, when The Perth Mint first issued this striking coin commemorating the beloved koala. In a few short years, this bullion coin has become one of the mint's most popular coins for both investors and collectors.
Each year, the Silver Koala adopts a new design, making the each edition unique in the series. The 2016 mintage was capped at 300,000 coins, making that release even more collectible.
Though the koala design of each coin varies, there are features that carry over each year. The Silver fineness, weight and year of issue all appear near the bottom of the coin. The text "Australian Koala" appears near the top and the Perth Mint's distinctive "P" mintmark appears along within the design.
On all issues in this series, the obverse depicts Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The design of Her Majesty matches the version found on all other coinage at that time. The obverse also includes the monetary denomination near the bottom of the coin, as well as the text "Elizabeth II" and "Australia" near the top.
Since The Perth Mint
issues this Silver coin, it is backed by the Australian government. The historic Perth Mint dates back to 1899, which predates Australia itself. Along with its fascinating history, this mint is renowned for the high-quality coins it produces. An Australian Silver Koala offers the ideal opportunity for both investment and collectibility from this celebrated mint.