Australian Silver Coins

5oz High Relief Koala Proof Coin

This is the first high relief coin by the Perth Mint to be minted as a 5oz silver proof, the Perth Mint has produced a number of 1oz high relief silver proof coins over the years, including the Kangaroo, Koala, Lunar series and kookaburra designs. Each coin is struck from an impressive 5oz of .999 silver in proof quality, which depicts an adult koala sitting on a branch of a eucalyptus tree surrounded by gum leaves. The design was completed by Perth Mint artist Tom Vaughan. Both sides of the coin are minted on concave surfaces to ensure the optimum flow of metal is achieved by the strike of the die, resulting in a superb level of detail in each design. No more than 5,000 of these 2013 Australian koala5oz Silver Proof High Relief Coins will be released by The Perth Mint. The coin is housed in a display case, which comes with a beautiful koala illustrated shipper and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

 

Silver 5oz Koala ShipperSilver 5oz Koala Case


5oz High Relief Koala Proof Coin


Silver Koala

2013 5oz High Relief Proof Koala

2013 Silver Koala is without the shimmer background but a delicately frosted one instead, features an image of an adult koala in the fork of a tree. A total of 5,000 coins minted.

 

 

All images courtesy of the Perth Mint

 

5oz High Relief Koala Specifications

Mint: Perth Mint
Weight: 155.673 grams
Diameter: 50.60 inches
Edge: Reeded
Composition: .999 Silver Proof
Authorized Mintage: 5,000
Issued Date: 2013
Mintmark: P

 

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