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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2018 Koala 5oz Silver High Relief Proof Coin

Australian Koala 5 Ounce Silver Coin

This impressive 5oz silver proof high relief coin features the 2018 Australian koala design, showcasing one of Australia’s most loved marsupials.

The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 5oz of 99.99% pure silver in proof quality, and issued as egal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.

The Perth Mint will release no more than 500 of the Australian Koala 2018 5oz Silver Proof High Relief Coin.

Design

The coin’s reverse features a koala astride two branches in a flowering eucalyptus tree. The design includes the inscription AUSTRALIAN KOALA, The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark, and the 2018 year-date.

The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination are depicted on the coin’s obverse.

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.

Presentation

The coin is housed in a classic grey display case within a themed shipper and accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Designer(s):

Since 1998, Ian Rank-Broadley’s fourth effigy of HRH Queen Elizabeth has served with distinction as the obverse for coins of the UK and the Commonwealth (View Designer’s Profile).

Natasha Muhl is a designer and illustrator for the Perthbossa Mint. She is drawn to natural motifs, such as animals, birds, gems, and ocean life (View Designer’s Profile).

Coin Specifications:

Country:  Australia
Year Of Issue:  2018
Denomination:  8 Dollars (AUD)
Mint Mark:  P
Mintage:  500
Alloy:  .9999 Silver
Weight:  5 Troy oz (minimum 155.533 g)
Diameter:  50.600 mm
Thickness:  11.000 mm
Edge: Reeded
OBV Designer Ian Rank-Broadley
REV Designer Natasha Muhl
Quality: Proof

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Perth Mint
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The Perth Mint is Australia’s largest and most highly accredited precious metals enterprise. Through its integrated operations and trusted products and services, it develops markets and creates demand for Australian precious metals the world over. Operating the largest refinery and the only facility in Australia accredited for gold and silver by the London Bullion Market Association, the Mint holds endorsements by commodity trading centres in London, New York, Tokyo, Shanghai and Dubai. The Perth Mint exports in excess of USD14 billion worth of bullion bars and coins to institutional and private investors in more than 130 countries each year and issues an array of legal tender commemoratives for collectors. Offering the world’s only government guaranteed precious metals investment and storage program, the Mint also manages approximately USD3 billion worth of metal held on behalf of some 40,000 clients. Still operating in its original premises, founded in 1899, The Perth Mint is also a premier tourist destination and home to the Guinness Book of Records certified largest coin in the world – the Australian Kangaroo One Tonne Gold Coin, worth more than USD 40 million.

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