One of the most iconic native species from the Australian continent is the koala. Just one of a number of marsupials that call the continent home, the koala is a symbol of the uniqueness and beauty of Australia. Today, 2018 2 oz Australian Mother & Baby Koala Silver Coins are available to you online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives inside of protective tubes of 10 coins or boxes of 100 coins!
- 1st release of a 2 oz silver bullion piedfort coin!
- Limited mintage of only 75,000 coins!
- Contains 2 Troy oz of .9999 pure silver.
- The face value of $2 (AUD) is fully backed by Australia’s government.
- On the obverse is Queen Elizabeth II.
- The reverse of the coin includes a koala mother with its young baby.
- Designed by Aleysha Howarth.
The release of the new 2018 2 oz Australian Mother & Baby Koala Silver Coin is the first-ever 2 oz silver bullion piedfort coin from the Perth Mint. Piedfort comes from the French word which translates to heavy weight. In the world of precious metal coins, it is used to describe coins with a thicker, heavier weight than the usual specifications for a coin of its size.
2018 2 oz Australian Mother & Baby Silver Koala Coins are also the first 2 oz silver coins from the Perth Mint issued with 10-coin tubes and monster boxes available for purchase. In this design from Aleysha Howarth, the continent’s cuddly marsupial is featured with a mother and young koala, known as a joey.
On the reverse of the 2018 2 oz Australian Mother & Baby Koala Silver Coin is the design of a mother koala as it climbs along a tree branch in a eucalyptus tree. The mother koala has a young joey on its back, with an engraving of the Perth Mint’s “P” mint mark on this side.
The obverse of all 2018 Australian Mother & Baby Koala Silver Coins features the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. In this depiction created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley, the Royal Mint of England issued the fourth-generation design used on British coinage through the 2015 issue of British coins. It continues in use on commonwealth coinage throughout the world though!
Perth Mint is the oldest operating mint in Australia. Opened in 1899 as the third and final Royal Mint facility, it served as a sovereign mint by default through Australia’s federation movement and was established as a state-owned mint for Western Australia in 1965 with the formation of the Royal Australian Mint in Canberra.
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