Colorized 2014 Australian Koala Silver Coin

February 11, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

A new colorized 2014 Australian Koala Silver Coin adds to a popular series of silver coins from the Perth Mint of Australia.

Australian Koala 2014 1oz Silver Colored Coin

Australian Koala 2014 1oz Silver Colored Coin

This issue continues the koala series which has annually changing reverses. The design is matched in earlier released bullion and numismatic strikes of the year. However, these new silver coins feature the marsupial in color to enhance the detail.

Previous numismatic releases showcasing the same basic design include the gilded 2014 Koala Silver Coin and the one-tenth ounce 2014 Koala Silver Coin. These silver coins made their debuts in January.

Koala Silver Coin Design and Specifications

The image of the koala for the 2014 silver coins was designed by Michael Guilfoyle. It offers a head shot of the creature with a spray of gum leaves beneath.

Reverse inscriptions include ‘AUSTRALIAN KOALA’ and ‘2014 1 oz 999 SILVER.’ The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark is also seen on the reverse to the left of the design.

Each coin is struck as legal tender of Australia under the Australian Currency Act of 1965 with a face value of $1, which is indicated on the obverse side with the inscription of ‘1 DOLLAR.’ Additional obverse inscriptions include ELIZABETH II and AUSTRALIA, all surrounding the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.

Specifications of the 99.9% silver coin include a gross weight of 31.135 grams, a diameter of 40.60 mm and a thickness of 4.00 mm.

Australian Koala 2014 1oz Silver Colored Coin in Card

Australian Koala 2014 1oz Silver Colored Coin in Card

Shipped coins are attached to an illustrated presentation card. This card allows both obverses and reverses to be seen and also includes the technical specifications of the strike.

Orders for the colorized 2014 Koala Silver Coin may be made at the Perth Mint of Australia website located at Current pricing is listed at AUS $62.73, or US $56.05, but they may change with silver market conditions. No mintage limit applies.

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