The majority of koalas can be found in eastern Australia, where the eucalyptus trees they habitat and feed off are most plentiful. Each animal eats approximately one kilogram of leaves a day, which is a tremendous amount for its size. Although koalas do drink water when they are unwell or in a life threating situation, they usually obtain most of the moisture they need from eucalyptus leaves.
Each coin is struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.
The coin’s reverse depicts an adult koala 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.
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.
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 depicted on the coin’s obverse.
No more than 9,000 of the Australian Koala 2015 1oz Silver Proof High Relief Coin will be released in this packaging from a mintage of 10,000.
The coin is housed in a classic Perth Mint display case within an illustrated shipper, and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.