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.
The cute and cuddly koala is featured on this stunning 5oz high relief silver coin.
The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 5oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality and issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965. The Perth Mint will release no more than 5,000 of the 2016 Australian Koala 5oz Silver Proof High Relief Coin.
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 2016 year-date. The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination are depicted on the coin’s obverse.
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.
The coin is housed in a classic Perth Mint presentation case within a themed, customised shipper and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
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