Monday, March 4, 2013

Australian Koala 25th Anniversary 2013 Half Ounce Proof Platinum Issue - The Perth Mint



Australian Koala 25th Anniversary 2013 1/2oz Proof Platinum Issue at The Perth Mint, featuring:
  • Proof Quality 99.95% Pure Platinum Coin
  • 25th Anniversary Replica Design 
  • 99.9% Pure Silver Numbered Medallion 
  • Australian Legal Tender 
  • Extremely Limited Mintage – 1,200
  • Prestigious Wooden Display Case


On 18 June 1987, the Australian Government approved the minting of platinum and silver coins by The Perth Mint.  By September 1988, the Mint released the nation’s first Platinum Koala coin. 


PROOF QUALITY 99.95% PURE PLATINUM COIN

This commemorative issue celebrates that remarkable first release, replicating the original coin’s reverse design. The coin tribute is accompanied by a silver medallion, as it was first presented in 1988.


The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1/2oz of 99.95% pure platinum in proof quality.



25TH ANNIVERSARY REPLICA DESIGN

The coin's reverse depicts an adult koala, with a unique Perth Mint mintmark ‘P25’ signifying the 25 year anniversary.  The inscription THE AUSTRALIAN KOALA, the coin’s weight and purity, and the commemorative 2013 year-date, are also incorporated in the design.

99.9% PURE SILVER NUMBERED MEDALLION

The medallion is struck by The Perth Mint from 1/2oz of 99.9% pure silver. To authenticate the coin, the medallion features a reverse bearing the inscriptions AUSTRALIAN KOALA 25TH ANNIVERSARY 2013 PROOF ISSUE and MAXIMUM MINTAGE 1,200. 

The obverse of the silver medallion includes The Perth Mint’s swan logo, the PK25 mintmark and the mintage number.

AUSTRALIAN LEGAL TENDER

Issued as Australian legal tender, the platinum coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the year-date and the monetary denomination.

EXTREMELY LIMITED MINTAGE



The Perth Mint will release no more than 1,200 of these Australian Koala 25th Anniversary 2013 1/2oz Proof Platinum Issues.

PRESTIGIOUS WOODEN DISPLAY CASE

The coin and medallion are housed in a prestigious wooden presentation case with a customised shipper, accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.