The Australian Koala is a sought-after coin series featuring annual designs of the much-loved marsupial. Sleepy and docile, koalas spend most of their time either resting or eating gum leaves among Australia’s eucalyptus forests.
First Incused Koala
The coin’s reverse portrays an incused impression of a cute koala on a tree branch – the first Australian Koala release to be struck in this way. The coin’s obverse features a traditional high relief strike of Her Majesty The Queen.
Classic Presentation Packaging
Accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, the coin is housed in a classic display case with a clear lid which comes in an illustrated shipper.
Traditionally motifs on a coin have raised relief. However, where the design is described as incused, it is pressed into the surface of the blank. This rarely seen technique has been used to remarkable effect on the reverse of this special addition to the Australian Koala family of collectables.
|Silver Content (Troy oz)||1|
|Monetary Denomination (AUD)||1|
|Fineness (% purity)||99.99|
|Minimum Gross Weight (g)||31.107|
|Maximum Diameter (mm)||32.60|
|Maximum Thickness (mm)||6.00|
|Legal Tender||Australian Legal Tender|
|Effigy||Jody Clark effigy of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II|
|Designer||Ing Ing Jong|