Offering collectors an affordable option to get one of the most sought after coin designs in the world, the Perth Mint of Australia has issued the 2013 Australian Koala 1/10 Ounce Silver Coin.
These coins are minted from one-tenth ounce of 99.9% pure silver and feature the Perth Mint’s 2013 Australian Koala coin design on their reverse. Pricing is AUS $13.59, or US $14.20.
Koala silver coins from the Perth Mint of Australian debuted back in 2007. The coins are in varying sizes and have quickly become popular among investors and collectors. Investors seek out the coins in large part because of their guarantee for quality and purity. Collectors like the series because of the annually changing reverse.
This year’s koala design made its debut last November when the Perth released the 2013 Koala bullion silver coins in 1 kilo, 10 oz, 1 oz and 1/2 oz sizes. The reverse design shows an adult koala resting in the fork of eucalyptus tree. It was originally completed by Tom Vaughan.
Surrounding the reverse are inscriptions of "AUSTRALIAN KOALA," "2013 1/10 OZ 999 SILVER" and the Mint’s ‘P’ mint mark.
Struck as legal tender of Australia, the obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Inscriptions include "ELIZABETH II," "AUSTRALIA" and the legal tender face value of "10 CENTS."
Each silver coin comes housed in an illustrated presentation card with a photographic image of two koalas. According to the Perth Mint, the 1/10 ounce coins will be struck to meet demand with a final mintage declared after the coins are removed from availability.
The Australian Koala 1/10 Ounce Silver Coin is available for ordering directly from the Perth Mint website (www.perthmint.com.au).
See additional Perth Mint products from this site’s guide of Australian coins.
About the Perth Mint
The Royal Mint of England originally opened the Perth Mint of Australia (http://www.perthmint.com.au/) in 1899 as a branch of the London facility. It continued in operation as a branch of the Royal Mint until ownership transferred to the State Government of Western Australia in 1970.
Today, the Perth Mint is the official issuer of the Australian Federal Government’s Gold and Silver Bullion Coin Program. In addition, it produces some of the world’s most unusual collectible coins.