The 2017 Australian Koala Gold Coin Series features the new annual design across four different sized coins.
Proof Quality 99.99% Pure Gold
Struck from 99.99% pure gold, this series comprises a 2oz and 1oz high relief coin as well as a 1/4oz and 1/10oz proof issue.
2017 Koala Design
Each coin’s reverse depicts a koala sitting at the base of a eucalyptus tree with another tree in the background. The design includes the inscription AUSTRALIAN KOALA, The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark, and the 2017 year-date.
The reverse and obverse of the 2oz and the 1oz high relief coins are minted on concave surfaces to ensure the optimum flow of metal is achieved by the strike of the die.
Australian Legal Tender
Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination are shown on each coin’s obverse.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 150 2oz high relief coins, 500 1oz high relief coins, 1,000 1/4oz coins and 1,500 1/10oz coins.
Themed Presentation Packaging
Each coin is presented in a timber Perth Mint display case within a themed, customised shipper and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.