The 2023 Australian Koala silver coin displays a stunning engraving of a young and older koala climbing through one of Australia's beautiful rainforests. This lovely silver coin captures the beauty of Australian wildlife in one elegant design. A marsupial is a mammal whose newborns are carried around in their mothers' pouch early in life. The coin incorporates an authentication feature in a micro-laser engraved letter. Detectable under a magnifying glass, it is designed to make the coin significantly more difficult to counterfeit.
#### ABOUT THE SERIES The Silver Koala Bear is a silver coin from Australia produced at the Perth Mint. While the obverse of the coin always depicts Queen Elizabeth II, the reverse side changes yearly, always featuring a koala, a marsupial native to Australia. #### ABOUT THE PERTH MINT The Perth Mint opened in 1899 as the British Royal Mint's 3rd branch in Australia. The historical Hay Street location handled gold refining until moving to a modern facility in April 1990. Ownership of the mint was transferred to the Government of Western Australia in July of 1970.
Under an agreement with the Commonwealth Treasury, they were empowered to mint and market gold, silver, and platinum as Australian legal tender to investors and collectors worldwide. Today, they are amongst the elite world mints whose pure gold, silver, and platinum items are trusted without question. Items such as the Australian Nugget, Silver Coin Series (Kangaroo, Kookaburra, Koala, and Platypus to name a few), as well as the Australian Lunar Gold and Silver Coin Series are extensively sought after by bullion investors worldwide.