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Perth Mint Issues 5oz Silver Proof High Relief Gilded Koala Coin

2023 Koala 5 Ounce Gilded Silver Coin. Image: Perth Mint / CoinWeek.
2023 Koala 5 Ounce Gilded Silver Coin. Image: Perth Mint / CoinWeek.

This 5oz silver Proof high relief gilded coin features what is probably Australia’s most loved marsupial, the koala. Elements of this high relief design have been gilded in pink gold, superbly combining two celebrated minting techniques.

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

The Perth Mint will release no more than 750 examples of the Australian Koala 2023 5oz Silver Proof High Relief Gilded Coin.

2023 Koala Bullion Coin Design

The coin’s reverse portrays a koala on a gum tree branch with a joey clinging to its back gilded in pink gold. Both coin designs incorporate the inscription ‘KOALA’, The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark, and the coin’s weight, purity and year-date.

The obverse of each coin bears The Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Obverse, featuring the Jody Clark effigy supplemented with the dates of her reign, and the monetary denomination.

The coin has been struck with an extra-deep blank to showcase its superbly detailed design in high relief.

Presentation

The coin is housed in a classic display case with a clear lid. Packaged with an illustrated shipper, each coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Designers

Designer and engraver Jody Clark joined the Royal Mint UK in 2012. His portrait of the late Queen Elizabeth II became her fifth official portrait in 2015 (View Designer’s Profile).

Ing Ing Jong is a coin designer at the Perth Mint. Her work can be seen on many of the Lunar Series coins.

Koala Coin Specifications

Country:  Australia
Year Of Issue:  2023
Denomination:  $8 (AUD)
Mint Mark:  P
Mintage:  750
Alloy:  .9999 Silver
Weight:  155.533 g
Diameter:  50.90 mm
Thickness:  11.85 mm
OBV Designer Jody Clark
REV Designer Ing Ing Jong

 

Perth Mint
Perth Minthttps://www.perthmint.com/
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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