The Australian koala is perfectly captured on this impressive coin struck in brilliant high relief from 5oz of 99.9% pure silver.
The koala is one of Australia’s most beloved bush creatures and millions of visitors flock to our shores each year with the hope of catching sight of one of these special creatures in the wild.
Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 5oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.
2017 Australian Koala Design
The coin's reverse depicts an adult koala walking along a branch of a eucalyptus tree. The design includes the inscription AUSTRALIAN KOALA, The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark, and the 2017 year-date.
The coin’s high relief reverse and obverse are minted on concave surfaces to ensure the optimum flow of metal is achieved by the strike of the die.
Australian Legal Tender
Issued as Australian legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the coin's obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 1,000 of the Australian Koala 2017 5oz Silver Proof High Relief Coin.
Presentation Packaging with Numbered Certificate
The coin is housed in a grey display case within a themed shipper. The coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.