Why purchase this GEM BU 2018-P Australian 2 oz. Silver Koala: Mother and Baby coin?
This first release of the Perth Mint's "Mother and Baby: The Next Generation" series featuring the Koala, also represents the Mint's first coin issued with a Piedfort strike. This means the coin is struck from 2 Troy oz. of .9999 fine silver, with the 40.60 mm diameter measurement of a one-ounce coin. The result is a double thick coin with a dramatic higher relief design. Mintage is limited to 75,000 coins.
Enchanting Koala Imagery Created by Perth Mint Designer Aleysha Howarth
A koala is depicted with incredible detail on the reverse, balanced on a eucalyptus tree branch, with her joey clinging to her back. The image is framed by radial lines and clusters of eucalyptus leaves, with the only inscriptions being the designer's initials and the Perth Mint's "P."
The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as created by Ian Rank-Broadley. The field is engraved with a pattern of radial lines containing the inscriptions "ELIZABETH II," "AUSTRALIA," "2 OZ 9999 AG," "2018" and "2 DOLLARS."
Exceptional GEM Brilliant Uncirculated Coins
This 2018-P Australian 2 oz. Silver Koala Mother and Baby bullion coin is offered in Brilliant Uncirculated, GEM BU condition. Expect the ungraded coin to feature strike and finish qualities equivalent to a coin receiving a grade of 65 or better on the Sheldon Scale.
This first release of the Perth Mint's Mother and Baby: The Next Generation silver bullion series belongs in your collection!
|Year of Issue:||2018|
|Display Weight:||2 oz|
|Weight in Grams:||62.207 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||2 oz|
|Obverse Design:||Queen Elizabeth II Portrait|
|Reverse Design:||Mother Koala Perched on Branch with Baby|
|Reverse Designer/Engraver:||Ian Rank-Broadley|