The Perth Mint on Monday issued its newest addition to the extremely popular Australian Koala silver coin series, the one ounce 2009 Koala Gilded Silver Coin. Making a stunning collectible, this year’s limited release portrays a new image of a koala that has been gilded in 24-carat gold.
The gilded embellishment has been used just one other time on the Australian Koala coin, and is one of the most celebrated numismatic treatments by the Perth Mint. The gilding prominently portrays a young Koala as it sits on a tree branch.
Similar to the silver only 2009 Koala and Kookaburra coins, the latest edition has an obverse or heads design bearing Ian Rank-Broadley’s effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Each is Australian legal tender, and includes an official "P" mint mark, denoting it was struck at The Perth Mint.
2009 Gilded Koala Coin Specifications & Pricing
The following are Perth Mint provided technical specifications for the silver dollar:
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The Perth Mint has a limited mintage of 10,000 coins worldwide.
The coin is currently priced at:
- $68.18 (AUS)
- $48.71 (US)
For more information or to place online orders, visit the The Perth Mint product page:
The coins are also available through its many distributors.
About the Perth Mint
The Perth Mint, wholly-owned by the State Government of Western Australia, is the official issuer of the Australian Federal Government’s Gold and Silver Bullion Coin Program. The Mint opened in 1899 in response to the discovery of rich gold deposits in Coolgardie and Kalgoorlie. It was Australia’s third branch of Britain’s Royal Mint – the others being the Sydney Mint and the Melbourne Mint (both closed).
The Perth Mint remained under Britain’s jurisdiction until 1 July 1970, when ownership transferred to the State Government of Western Australia.
In 2003, The Perth Mint officially opened an 8,400 square metre state-of-the-art manufacturing facility next door to its original limestone building. Dominating the Mint’s heritage precinct, these two important buildings are powerful symbols of more than 100 years of minting excellence in Western Australia.