Mother and baby grace the 2-ounce Koala coin from the Perth Mint
“Mother & Baby – The Next Generation” is a 99.99 percent pure silver, 2-ounce themed bullion Koala coin. This new release is the first-ever bullion coin from Perth Mint to be struck as a piedfort—meaning it’s the same diameter as a 1-ounce coin but has double the thickness to equate to the 2-ounce total weight. This bullion Koala coin will appeal to both investors and collectors alike because of its price point, unique size and weight and a beautiful iconic design that’s distinctly Australian, yet possesses worldwide appeal.
This Koala coin is the first in a series of Perth Mint releases designed to typify the bond between a mother and her babies, as demonstrated by the many distinctive species located in the seven Outback regions of Australia.
“Not only does this design depict a mother and baby’s “Next Generation”, this unique 2-ounce size coin also signifies the next generation of investing and collecting precious metals,” said Terry Hanlon, president of Dillon Gage Metals. “It is our position as a world leader in the precious metals trading marketplace that allows us to acquire these cutting-edge products for distribution to our dealer network.”
Created by Perth Mint lead designer Aleysha Howarth, the 2-ounce silver bullion piedfort Koala coin builds on the legacy of products and distinct quality for which the Perth Mint is known. The Koala coin features a distinctly Australian image—a mother Koala bear perched on a branch with her baby clinging to her back. The obverse of the coin features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Howarth has designed unique coin products for the Perth Mint since 2008 and her other notable contributions include a colorized ballet series in addition to the mint’s famous Opal coin series. The coin is issued as legal tender in Australia.
This special release has a limited-mintage of only 75,000 pieces and will be available May 14 exclusively to authorized dealers direct from Dillon Gage Metals. For information and pricing, call 800-375-4653 or visit www.nextgenerationcoins.com or www.dillongage.com to purchase on the electronic trading platform, FizTrade.com.
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About Dillon Gage Metals
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• Dillon Gage Metals one of the world’s largest precious metals wholesale trading firms. The firm is an authorized purchaser for all major world mints and maintains inventory in over 20 countries around the world. Additionally, the company provides advanced tools and technologies that enable market participants to be more successful in their businesses, allowing electronic trading and offering cloud-based solutions for the physical precious metals marketplace. 800-375-4653.
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