The Perth Mint of Australia is known for their unique coins and their newest release is no exception. The 2010 Australian Koala Silver Coin Series 1oz Gilded Edition shows the quality craftsmanship and attention to detail that collectors have come to expect from the Perth.
A gilded koala coin is not a new concept. The Perth has been issuing them for three years now based on the same design as they feature on their standard 1 ounce silver Koala Coin, which changes annually.
The Perth then takes that design and applies a 24-karat gold gilding to the features of the koala, leaving the other design elements, including the field, of the coin un-touched. This creates a very unique design that showcases Australia's famous marsupial.
The coin itself is struck from 1 ounce of 99.9% pure silver to a diameter of 40.60mm with a face value of $1.
Each coin sells for AUS $72.73 with a maximum mintage in place of only 10,000 for the gilded series. They would make a great addition to anyone's collection or an outstanding gift for that hard-to-buy-for youngster.
Don't forget, you are also getting 1 ounce of 99.9% pure silver aside from the numismatic value of the coin.
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