Koala bears have a well-deserved reputation for doing everything at a slow pace. But, as some animal experts have pointed out, Koalas are herbivores who spend their days high up in eucalyptus trees eating leaves — and you don’t need to move very fast to catch a tree! One area where they DO move fast is on these coins struck by Australia’s world-renowned Perth Mint where the coins of its annual Koala series are among the most adorable releases to hit the market each year!
The one-year-only designs of the cute little marsupial just makes you want to grab the little critter and smother it with hugs! The new design for the 2020 Australian Koala finds our unhurried marsupial perched atop a tree branch while it looks out across an unseen Australian landscape in search of more eucalyptus leaves to snack on. In addition, the coin for the first time ever in the Koala series, features a unique incuse element where the designs are struck below the surface of the coin instead of above it like regular-issue coins!
The intricate details provide a perfect setting for this gorgeous mammal that has been seriously threatened this year by wildfires that have consumed large parts of its habitat. The design is beautifully engraved on this exquisite 32.6 mm coin struck in a full ounce of 99.99% pure silver.
What’s more, each 2020 Australia Koala Incuse High Relief One-Ounce Silver Proof available in this offer has been graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) in flawless Proof-70 Ultra Cameo (PF70UC) condition, a distinction that means these perfectly-graded proofs have ZERO imperfections — showing all features and fields exactly as the engraver and mint intended. In addition, NGC has also certified that these proofs are First Day of Issue (FDI) coins, meaning they were received by NGC or an NGC-approved depository by the release date or on the business day within 24 hours of the official release date.
Just 5,000 of these wonderful Koala coins will be released by Perth Mint in 2020. The combination of its one-year-only design, silver purity, and limited edition make these beautiful coins very attractive to coin collectors, koala lovers and silver stackers around the world. Don’t wait — reserve yours now!
ADORABLE ONE-YEAR-ONLY DESIGN – The one-year-only design for the 2020 Australian Koala depicts the adorable bear perched atop a eucalyptus tree branch along with the coin’s year date, weight and precious metal content. The coin’s obverse features the regal portrait of Queen Elizabeth II along with the denomination.
FIRST-EVER INCUSE KOALA COIN – This coin also features a unique incuse element where the designs are struck below the surface of the coin instead of above it like regular-issue coins. It’s a first for the Koala series!
EXPERTLY STRUCK IN HIGHLY-PURE SILVER – With their world-renowned attention to detail, the artisans of the Perth Mint strike each 2020 Australian Koala Incuse High Relief One-Ounce Silver Proof with care, transforming planchets of 99.99% silver into gorgeous works of art!
AUSTRALIAN LEGAL TENDER – Each 2020 Australia Koala Incuse High Relief One-Ounce Silver Proof is $1 Australian legal tender and measures 32.6 mm in diameter.
PERFECT PROOF CONDITION – Your 2020 Australia Koala Incuse High Relief One-Ounce Silver Proof has been graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) in perfect Proof-70 Ultra Cameo (PF70UC) condition.
KEY FIRST DAY OF ISSUE CERTIFICATION – NGC has certified that this proof is a First Day of Issue (FDI) coin, independent authentication that your coin was released by the mint during the premier day of the series' issue.
AN UNCOMMON LIMITED MINTAGE! – The worldwide limited edition for this coin has been set at only 5,000.
Koalas are a perennial hit with collectors. Add in this coin's unique design, small mintage and silver weight and you have a smash that's sure to quickly climb out of our vaults. Don't sit still on this one — order your 2020 Australia Koala Incuse High Relief One-Ounce Silver Proof today before someone else snatches it away!
An incuse coin differs radically from a traditional coin. Traditional coins have raised design devices, meaning the details of the design--say the head of a President--will appear on top of the fields of the coin. The designs on incuse coins are structured differently: the fields are the highest point on the coin, and the devices or design details are struck “incused,” or indented, below the fields…