The koala is a well-known marsupial of Australia. Being nocturnal, this unique animal takes refuge from the harsh southern sun and is able to graze on gum leaves by living in eucalypt forests.
Struck from 5oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality, no more than 5,000 of these 2014 Australian Koala 5oz Silver Proof High Relief Coins will be released.
This coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965. The coin's reverse depicts a close-up portrait of a koala with a spray of eucalyptus leaves in high relief. The design includes the inscription AUSTRALIAN KOALA, The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark and the 2014 year-date. The coin's obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and monetary denomination.
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. Each coin is housed in a classic grey display case with a specially designed illustrated shipper and accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
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