2022 Australian Koala 5oz .9999 Silver Proof High Relief Gilded Coin
This extraordinary 5oz silver proof high relief gilded coin features one of Australia’s most loved marsupials, the koala. Elements of this high relief design have been gilded in pink gold, superbly combining two celebrated minting techniques.
Each coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 5oz of 99.99% pure silver in proof quality and is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 500 of the Australian Koala 2022 5oz Silver Proof High Relief Gilded Coin.
The coin’s reverse portrays a sleepy koala on the branches of a eucalyptus tree. The koala and outer rim of the coin are gilded in 22-carat pink gold. The inscription ‘KOALA’, The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark, the 2022 year-date, and the weight and purity are also included in the design.
The Jody Clark effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination are depicted on the coin’s obverse.
The coin has been struck with an extra-deep blank to showcase its superbly detailed design in high relief.
The coin is housed in a classic display case with a clear lid. Packaged with an illustrated shipper, each coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
|Silver Content (Troy oz)||5.000|
|Monetary Denomination (AUD)||8.00|
|Fineness (% purity)||99.99|
|Minimum Gross Weight (g)||155.533|
|Maximum Diameter (mm)||50.90|
|Maximum Thickness (mm)||11.85|
|Designer||Ing Ing Jong|
ABOUT THE PERTH MINT
Established on 20 June 1899, two years before Australia’s Federation in 1901, The Perth Mint was the last of three Australian colonial branches of the United Kingdom ‘s Royal Mint (after the now-defunct Sydney Mint and Melbourne Mint) intended to refine gold from the gold rushes and to mint gold sovereigns and half-sovereigns for the British Empire. Swan Bullion Company is proud to be an authorised distributor for The Perth Mint’s bullion and numismatic products.