The Koala is a unique Australian animal recognised by its bear-like face and thick grey fur. Found mainly in the woodlands of eastern Australia's coastal regions, this revered marsupial spends most of its life in the tops of eucalyptus trees, dozing for up to 20 hours a day.
Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
The Discover Australia – Koala 2013 1oz coin is struck from 99.9% pure silver in superb proof quality.
Coloured Reverse Design
The coin's reverse depicts an adult koala on a eucalyptus tree stump against a coloured forest scene and picturesque sunset. The inscriptions DISCOVER AUSTRALIA and KOALA, The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark and the 2013 year-date are also included in the design.
Australian Legal Tender
Issued as Australian legal tender, the coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination.
Beautiful Packaging and Numbered Certificate
The Discover Australia – Koala 2013 1oz Silver Proof Coin is available in an individual display case or in a five-coin presentation case with the other coins in the series. Both cases feature a timber lid and stylised shipper.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 5,000 of the Discover Australia – Koala 2013 1oz Silver Proof Coin, with an issue limit of 3,500 individual coins and 1,500 for the five-coin sets.
Available Individually or in a Five-Coin Set
This coin is available individually or as part of a five-coin set also featuring a 1oz Kangaroo, Emu, Kookaburra and Platypus coin from the 2013 Discover Australia series.
The Perth Mint is pleased to announce the release of the stunning 2013 Discover Australia silver proof coin series.
With five new designs for 2013, the series will consist of the Koala, Kangaroo, Emu, Kookaburra and Platypus.
This tree dwelling creature is believed to get its name from the Indigenous words, meaning ‘no drink’. This is because the koala sources its hydration from a specific variety of eucalyptus leaves and is only seen to drink in drought situations or when ill.
This marvellous marsupial is found in a range of habitats, from coastal islands and tall eucalypt forests to inland woodlands.