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. 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 impressive 40.6 mm coin struck in one ounce of highly pure 99.99% silver.
Strong collector interest in the Silver Koala series over the past decade has compelled the Perth Minty to apply a maximum mintage of just 300,000 worldwide. That “max mintage” rule went into effect in 2016 making the year’s mintage much lower than recent edition years. For example, the Mint released more than 450,000 coins in 2015, more than 477,000 in 2013, and more than 910,000 in 2011! Combined, the one-year-only design, silver purity, and limited edition makes these Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) beauties very attractive to coin collectors, koala lovers and silver stackers around the world.
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.
EXPERTLY STRUCK IN HIGHLY-PURE SILVER – With their world-renowned attention to detail, the artisans of the Perth Mint strike each Silver One-Ounce Koala bullion coin with care, transforming planchets of 99.99% silver into gorgeous works of art!
AUSTRALIAN LEGAL TENDER – Each Silver One-Ounce Koala bullion coin is $1 Australian legal tender.
BEAUTIFUL BRILLIANT UNCIRCULATED CONDITION – Your 2020 Australian Silver One-Ounce Koala bullion coin will come in Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) condition, exactly as it left the Perth Mint, secured in a protective acrylic capsule.
AN UNCOMMON LIMITED MINTAGE! – It's unusual for popular bullion coins to have limited production runs. That's why this 2020 One-Ounce Silver Australian Koala bullion coin's mintage of 300,000 already sets it apart from the pack!
Just like its mates at the Perth Mint – the Kangaroo and the Wedge-Tailed Eagle – Koalas are a perennial hit with collectors. Add in this coin's unique one-year-only 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 Australian Silver One-Ounce Koala bullion coin today before someone else snatches it away!