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AUSTRALIAN KOALA High Relief Silver Proof Coin 1 Oz 1$ Australia 2012


The high relief Australian Koala coin represents the very best in minting excellence and design. The coin features delightful original artistry and is struck by The Perth Mint from 99.9% pure silver in proof quality. 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.

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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)32.6
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)10.000
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes
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Struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality, the coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965. The coin's reverse depicts an adult koala sleeping on the branch of a eucalyptus tree. The design includes the inscription AUSTRALIAN KOALA, The Perth Mint’s 'P' mintmark and the 2012 year-date. The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is depicted on the coin’s obverse. The coin is housed in a display case and beautifully illustrated shipper and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.