In 2007, the Perth Mint of Australia began minting a beautiful bullion coin: the Silver Koala. These Silver coins celebrate the iconic marsupial of Australia. Due to the variety of designs on the Silver Koala coins, they have become one of the country’s favorite collectibles and are gaining popularity around the world!
Each 1 oz Silver Australian Koala is struck in .999 fine Silver. The obverse of this Silver coin features the Ian Rank-Broadley designed likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and lists the face value of the coin, $1. The 2013 issue depicts an adult koala sitting in the fork of a eucalyptus tree. Each year, the Silver Koala coins feature a different design, which makes them very attractive to collectors. Also, since this is just the seventh year of mintage for the Silver Koalas, you would not have to buy many backdated coins in order to have a complete collection.
The Perth Mint was founded in 1899 as a branch of Britain’s Royal Mint to help supply the Gold sovereigns and half sovereigns, which were used as everyday circulating coins throughout the British Empire. In 1970, control of the mint passed from Britain to the Western Australian Government, which still owns it to this day.
Don’t miss your chance to own these beautiful collector’s items. Get your 2013 1 oz Silver Australian Koala coins from APMEX today!