The Perth Mint has released their latest high relief silver proof coin. This format, which features high relief obverse and reverse designs minted on concave surfaces, has been particularly popular with collectors.
The 2012 High Relief Australian Silver Koala includes a reverse design by Aleysha Howarth depicting an adult koala sleeping on the branch of a eucalyptus tree. Inscriptions read “Australian Koala” and “2012 1 oz 999 Silver”, along with the Perth Mint’s traditional “P” mint mark. The obverse design contains the Ian Rank-Broadly effigy of Queen Elizabeth II with inscriptions “Elizabeth II”, “Australia”, and “1 Dollar”.
The maximum diameter of the coin is 32.60 mm and the maximum thickness is 6.00 mm. Each coin is housed in a display case with an illustrated shipper and accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity.
Other popular high relief silver proof coins offered by the Perth Mint have included the annual high relief silver kanagaroo, kookaburra, and year of the dragon coins. One of the earliest coins offered in the format is the 2010 Pheidippidis’ Marathon Run 2,500th Anniversary coin, which still remains available for sale.
The 2012 High Relief Silver Koala carries a maximum mintage of 10,000 pieces. For additional information and orders, please visit the Perth Mint’s product page. For US customers, orders for this coin can be placed at NewYorkMint.com.