Koala 1oz Silver Coin 2018
|Purity:||999.9 / 1000|
|Mint:||The Perth Mint|
|Grading:||Mint State - Uncirculated|
|Packing:||Single in plastic capsule|
|Tax:||Taxfree acc. to article 17(1)3 Est. VAT Act|
The Koala 1oz silver coin 2018 is now available. Produced by the world renowned Perth Mint, the Koala Silver coin is popular with both investors and collectors. The design changes annually, which adds to the appeal of the series. The Koala 1oz silver coin 2018 is limited to 300,000 pieces. In 2018, the fineness was increased from 99.9% to 99.99%.
Fine Weight and Fineness
The Koala 1oz silver coin is the best-selling coin in the series with a purity of 9999/1000 and a fine weight of 31.103 g.
|1oz||31.103 g||40.6 mm||2.98 mm||1 AUD|
Equipped with an edge bar, riffel edge and a beautiful motif, the Koala looks very appealing. The edge bar provides better stability and stackability. The ribbed edge provides, among other things, protection against manipulation and counterfeit.
The koala is predominately pictured on the front of the coin. The 2018 issue features a left-facing adult koala sitting on a flowering eucalyptus branch. Imprinted to the left of the koala is the letter "P", standing for Perth Mint. In the branch on the bottom left you can see the letters "NM", which stands for Natasha Muhl, the designer of the motif.
Stamped above the motif around the outer edge is the name of the coin series "AUSTRALIAN KOALA". The lower margin shows the year of publication "2018", the fine weight "1oz", the fineness "9999" and the precious metal "SILVER".
The value side shows the profile of Queen Elizabeth II within an inner circle, designed by Ian Rank Broadley. In the margin of the lapel is the name of the regent "ELIZABETH II", the country of manufacture "Australia" and the denomination "1 DOLLAR".
Together with the kangaroo, the koala is one of the best known representatives of the Australian fauna and is one of the most popular symbols of Australia. The name "Koala" comes from one of the countless Aboriginal languages and means "no water" or "not drinking".
The koala ingests the liquid needed for survival exclusively through the eucalyptus leaves, from which it consumes up to 400 grams per day. Due to its worldwide popularity, the Perth Mint dedicated a coin series to this national animal. The first edition of the Australian Koala was released in 2007.
Each year the design of the coin changes, but will always feature a different representation of the koala bear. Since every years design is unique and distinct, the coin is popular with collectors and investors from all over the world.
The publisher of the Australian Koala is the Perth Mint, based in Perth / Australia. It is one of the world's oldest and most respected mints. The mint opened in 1899 as a branch of the Royal Mint London. It has its own goldsmiths and refineries and produces many well-known and sought-after gold, silver and platinum coins and bars. Until 1 July 1970, the Perth Mint was under British law, and currently it is wholly owned by the government of Western Australia.
Country of origin: Australia
Manufacturer: Perth Mint
Fine weight: 31.103g
Denomination: 1 AUD
Scratch resistance: Poor