Who can resist the endearing and lovable Australian Koala? Admired for its captivating designs and superior-quality finishes, the Silver Koala appeals to collectors and investors all over the world. Enjoying its eighth year in production, the Australian Silver Koala was first introduced by the Perth Mint in 2007.
The obverse design of the coin, which remains constant, portrays the crowned profile of Her Majesty, Queen ElizabethII of England. Surrounding Ian Rank-Broadley’s iconic image of the Queen are the inscriptions 'Elizabeth II,' 'Australia,' and the coin’s '1 Dollar' denomination.
The coin’s reverse depicts a portrait of Australia’s favorite marsupial adorned by a sprinkling of gum tree leaves. The Perth Mint’s skilled designers captured each exquisite detail of the koala’s fuzzy face. With a diet composed almost entirely of difficult to digest eucalyptus leaves, the koala possesses a very low metabolic rate and can be found spending most of the day sleeping in the branches of its primary food source.
Minted in one troy ounce of .999 Fine Silver and graded MS70 by ANACS, the 2014 Australian Silver Koala is minted in a stunning ‘reverse-proof’ finish, which is the opposite of US proof coins. The background of the coin is frosted while the images themselves are rendered in a dazzling mirror-like finish, allowing them to catch the light beautifully. These highly sought-after coins are part of an extremely limited mintage from the prestigious Perth Mint and are sure to become an excellent addition to your collection.