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KOALA ANA Coin Show Special 1 Oz Silver Coin 1$ Australia 2012


The coin features the cuddly Australian koala. In the outback, this wonderful creature has adapted to the country’s extreme conditions by spending its life up high in trees, in a cooler more airy habitat. Issued at the 2012 ANA World’s Fair of Money in Philadelphia, the coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in specimen quality.

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Appearance: Thickset marsupial with thick, grey to brown fur, large ears and a large, flat nose.
Habitat: Eucalypt forests in Eastern Australia, from Adelaide to northern Queensland.
Diet: Koalas are fussy eaters and prefer specific types of gum leaves.

Interesting Koala Facts:
Koalas have two 'thumbs' on their front paws to help them grip when climbing and eating. The koala is one of the few mammals (apart from primates) with fingerprints. Each individual's prints are distinct and they are similar in appearance to human fingerprints.

  • CountryAustralia
  • Year2012
  • Face Value1 Dollar
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)31.1 (1 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)45.6
  • QualitySpecimen
  • Mintage (pcs)5.000
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes
The coin's reverse depicts an adorable coloured image of an adult koala sleeping on the branch of a eucalyptus tree. The design includes the inscription 'AUSTRALIAN KOALA', the year-date and The Perth Mint’s 'P' mintmark. The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II appears on the Australian legal tender coin’s obverse.