The 2015 Gilded Edition of the popular Australian Koala Silver Coin Series depicts an appealing new design highlighted in 24-carat gold.
The koala is well-adapted to Australia’s dry conditions as they do not actually require water to drink. Receiving all the moisture they need from eucalyptus leaves, koalas spend most of their time in these trees for this reason, and because they are known to sleep among the shaded branches for up to 20 hours each day.
Each coin is struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver.
The coin’s reverse depicts an adult koala gilded in 24-carat gold, sitting in the fork of a eucalyptus tree amid a rural landscape. The design includes the inscription AUSTRALIAN KOALA, The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark, and the 2015 year-date.
Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination are shown on the coin’s obverse.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 5,000 of the 2015 Australian Koala 1oz Silver Gilded Edition.
Each coin is housed in a display case accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. Each case comes in a coloured, illustrated box-shipper.