As one of the most highly-collected bullion series, the Australia Silver Koala series began in 2007 and immediately saw tremendous success. A Perth Mint exclusive, Silver Koalas render an impressive amount of excitement leading up to their release date each year. The Perth Mint has continued to see great success with their silver bullion program as collectors readily purchase the latest release for their collection. 2016 Silver Koalas sold-out from the Mint rapidly and this year’s release could easily do the same. With each coin containing 1 oz. of .999 fine silver, Australia Koala coins are an attractive acquisition to both collectors and stackers. Each annual release features an updated image of the Australian-native Koala making this series particularly entertaining to collect.
Though the reverse of Silver Koala coins change every year, their obverse is a constant. Beautifully honoring Queen Elizabeth II, Australian Koala coins each bear Ian Rank-Broadley’s infamous effigy that has been utilized on countless releases throughout the years. A beloved feature that many collectors admire is how Her Majesty’s crown extends slightly past the circumference of her background on the coin which gives her image an almost, 3-dimentional aspect.
Collectors of all ages look forward to the official unveiling of the next Koala design that will be used on the newest release. In contrast to the 2016 Silver Koala release which shows a wild Koala in transit across a eucalyptus branch, the 2017 Silver Koala reverse design shows the marsupial sitting on the ground.
A refreshing image, collectors are excited to highlight the Koala in a different area of their natural habitat. Though many times thought to only be found in trees, Koalas are often-times found on the ground! The 2017 Silver Koala coin is sure to please Koala-fans and collectors alike with the exquisite detail found within the reverse of this release. Around the Koala are eucalyptus trees, lush grass and the inscriptions, “AUSTRALIAN KOALA” and “2017 1 oz 999 SILVER.”