Obverse. Photo © APMEX
  • 1 Dollar 2007, Australia, Elizabeth II, Australian Silver Koalas
  • 1 Dollar 2007, Australia, Elizabeth II, Australian Silver Koalas
Description

Australian Silver Koalas - Produced by the Perth Mint, the iconic Australian Silver Koala is struck in .999 fine Silver. First released in 2007, the Silver Koala coins have begun to gain popularity in the world's coin market. The design of the koala used on the coin's reverse changes each year. Annually declared mintages combined with the endearing reverse make this coin desirable for both the investor and collector. The Silver Koala coin is Australian legal tender, carrying a face value of one Australian dollar.

Obverse

The Ian Rank-Broadley (IRB) effigy of Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination.

The monarchy of Australia is a form of government in which a hereditary monarch is the sovereign. Australia is a constitutional monarchy, largely modelled on the Westminster system of parliamentary government, while incorporating features unique to the Constitution of Australia.

The Australian monarch, besides reigning in Australia, separately serves as monarch for each of 15 other Commonwealth countries known as Commonwealth realms. This developed from the former colonial relationship of these countries to Britain, but they are now independent of each other and are legally distinct.

ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2007
IRB
· 1 DOLLAR ·

Reverse

An image of a a cuddly koala clinging to the branch of a eucalyptus tree, design by Shevaun Buschenhofen (SB).

The koala is an arboreal herbivorous marsupial native to Australia. The koala is found in coastal areas of the mainland's eastern and southern regions, inhabiting Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, and South Australia. It is easily recognisable by its stout, tailless body and large head with round, fluffy ears and large, spoon-shaped nose. Koalas typically inhabit open eucalyptus woodlands, and the leaves of these trees make up most of their diet. The eucalyptus tree is a large, fast-growing evergreen that is native to Australia and Tasmania.

1oz 999 SILVER
SB P

Edge
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Silver
Fineness 0.999
Weight 31.1035 g
Diameter 40.6 mm
Thickness 2.98 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Perth Mint

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