2013 Australian Koala Silver Proof High Relief Coin Appears

2013 Australian Koala Silver Proof High Relief CoinThe Perth Mint of Australia has released the 2013 Australian Koala Silver Proof High Relief Coin. This strike marks the second annual issue of a high relief koala coin from one ounce of silver.

Maximum mintage of the individual coin release is listed as 9,000. Another 1,000 may be issued in other product options.

As coin be inferred from the name of the strike, the reverse contains the high relief image of a koala:

"The coin's reverse depicts an adult koala sitting on the branch of a eucalyptus tree, surrounded by gum leaves," indicates a Perth Mint release about the coin. "The design includes the inscription AUSTRALIAN KOALA, the Perth Mint's 'P' mintmark and the 2013 year-date."

Perth Mint artist Tom Vaughan designed the reverse image.

On the obverse, the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II may be found, also in high relief. Inscriptions on the obverse include ELIZABETH II, AUSTRALIA and the face value of 1 DOLLAR.

These coins are struck as legal tender by the Perth Mint. That status is allowed by law under the Australian Currency Act of 1965.

Specifications of the high relief coin include a composition of one ounce of 99.9% pure silver. The proof quality coin also features a diameter of 32.60 mm with a maximum thickness of 6.00 mm. Minimum gross weight of each strike is 31.135 grams.

The 2012 Koala Silver Proof High Relief Coin debuted in September of that year.

Each 2013-dated coin is presented in a black Perth Mint display case. The coin, case and a numbered certificate of authenticity is included inside an illustrated shipper.

Additional information on the strike is available by following the affiliate link below to be taken to the Perth Mint's recent releases page. Current pricing is shown as AUS $96.00, but is subject to change.

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