Koala

2011 Australian Koala 5 Ounce Silver CoinThe Perth Mint on June 7 released a new 2011 Australian Koala 5 Oz Silver Proof Coin for collectors, its largest product in the popular koala coin series and the first issue in this size. The silver coin is currently listed for a price of $431.82 (AUS), or $461.18 (US).

Minted in five ounces of 99.9% pure silver and struck to proof quality, the unique silver coin is sure to draw attention. Its mintage has been limited to just 5,000 strikes […]

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2011 Australian Koala 5 Ounce Silver Proof CoinThe Perth Mint of Australia has launched four 2011 Australian Koala Gold Proof Coins, marking a 4th annual appearance in a series that is dedicated to the marsupial native to that country.

Koalas have appeared on collectible coins from The Perth Mint for several years now. The companion silver koala series debuted in 2007. Realizing the popularity of the creature and their inclusion on precious metal legal tender coinage, the Mint released the first gold proof coins the following year […]

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Appearing as the third proof issue from the Perth Mint of Australia in its internationally acclaimed Australian Koala Gold Coin Series is the 2010 Koala Gold Proof Coin.

2010 Australian Koala Gold Proof Coin

Koalas have long appeared as an iconic symbol for Australia along with their other famous marsupial, the kangaroo. Together, the creatures have graced strikes of the Perth for years, but the Proof Koala Gold Coin only made its debut in 2008. That year, an image of a cuddly koala sitting on a tree branch with its young clinging to its back was featured on the coin.

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Many have participated in a marathon, but does anyone know the origins of the race? The Perth Mint is issuing a coin that is not only highly collectible, but should answer that question. The Pheidippidis’ Marathon Run 2,500th Anniversary 490BC-2010 Silver Coin has been released to mark the 2,500th anniversary of what many believe to be the run that started it all.

Pheidippidis' Marathon Run High Relief Silver Coin
Pheidippidis’ Marathon Run High Relief Silver Coin – Click to Enlarge

The story starts back in 490BC. The Greeks were embroiled in the Persian War. King Darius I of Persia sent an army to Greece in the area of Athens and Plataea to gain control of the people and the land. The Persian fleet landed at Marathon Bay and prepared for battle.

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The Chinese lunar calendar is known to be thousands of years old but they still use it today to mark special events and festivities. In fact, their system is known worldwide along with the twelve animals used to differentiate its cycles.

2010 Year of the Tiger Silver Coins
CLICK TO ENLARGE: 2010 Year of the Tiger Silver Coins: Gemstone, gilded and colorized versions

Said to signify the courage and competitiveness of a natural leader, the tiger is one of those twelve animals and is found on some of the newest releases from The Perth Mint. The 2010 Year of the Tiger Silver Coins feature a variety of options for the collector or gift giver.

Perhaps the most popular in this series will be the colored tiger silver coin. Struck from one ounce of 99.9% pure silver, the 1 dollar face value coin shows a lying tiger that has been colorized to its natural hues. To the left of the tiger is the Chinese character for the animal while underneath is the inscription ‘Year of the Tiger.’ The colored coin is available from the Perth Mint for $68.18 AUS and ships with a presentation case. It is limited to a mintage of 170,000 worldwide.

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The Perth Mint has unveiled its 2010 Silver Bullion Coin Program. Recognized throughout the world for their superior quality, superb artistry and Government guarantee of weight and purity, these magnificent pure silver coins are welcomed annually by both investors and collectors.

2010 Australian Silver Bullion Coins: Kookaburra, Koala, Lunar Tiger

The Mint’s 2010 offerings include: Australian Kookaburra Silver Coin Series, Australian Koala Silver Coin Series and the Australian Lunar Silver Coin Series. Each coin is composed of 99.9% pure silver with its purity and weight guaranteed by the Australian Government. Additionally, these coins are considered legal tender under the Australian Currency Act of 1965.

The following described silver coins will be available worldwide through The Perth Mint Web site, or through its authorized distributors and coin dealers:

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The Perth Mint of Australia announced on Tuesday the world-wide launch of the second proof issue from its renowned Australian Koala Gold Coin Series, the 2009 Koala Gold Proof Coin.

2009 Australian Koala Gold Proof Coin

This year the design features an eye-catching image of a young koala facing out while sitting on a branch eating gum leaves.

Koalas are one the few iconic symbols strongly associated with Australia. They are indigenous only to Australia where they spend most of their life high up in Eucalyptus trees eating leaves. Most animals find the Eucalyptus leaves toxic, but the koala has developed the ability to digest them safely.

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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 […]

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Australia’s iconic Koala coins are more popular than ever. The Perth Mint of Australia has launched a new coin series of 2008 proof gold Koalas, its first Gilded Koala and their second pure silver Koala. Each bullion coin depicts the "cuddly" koala and her baby sitting on a tree branch.

2008 Silver, Gilded and Gold Koala Coins

All coin versions bear the same obverse or heads design with Ian Rank-Broadley’s effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, are Australian legal tender, and include the "P" mint mark, denoting The Perth Mint.

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