Tavex is pleased to offer the Australian Silver Koala coin, one of Australia’s iconic silver bullion pieces. Issued for the first time in 2007 by the renowned Perth Mint, it is the world’s first silver bullion coin to have continuous unlimited mintage coupled with a varying design of its main motif. The Australian Silver Koala coin is made of 99.99% pure silver and its popularity stems from having its precious surface imprinted with the portrait of a peaceful koala, Australia’s most famous marsupial. Considered legal tender in Australia, this coin carries a denomination of 30 Australian dollars and is available at extremely competitive prices, an ideal silver investment for both collectors and investors. As a long-term partner of the Perth Mint, Tavex is able to offer market leading quotes for any desired quantity of this charming silver coin.
The Silver Koala coin depicts Australia’s famous marsupial
The koala is a marsupial native to the eastern and southern parts of Australia. Although not in any way related to bears, the word bear is added to their name as they have a distinct look of a small teddy bear. The name “koala” derives from an indigenous Australian language which means “animal that does not drink”. In fact, koalas will rarely drink water as they receive most of their needed water from their main source of food: eucalyptus leaves. They grow to be between 60 and 90 cm high and are characterised by their black short nose and large fluffy ears. What is fascinating about the koala is its ability to base its diet on leaves from the eucalyptus tree which in general are highly toxic to most mammals and contain low levels of beneficial nutrients. To cope with this peculiar low energy diet, the koala will limit its energy use by sleeping between 17-20 hours per day.
Perth Mint is world renowned
The Perth Mint is a world distinguished mint and precious metals refiner that is located in the City of Perth, in Western Australia. The Perth Mint was founded in 1896 by Britain’s Royal Mint in response to the newly discovered gold deposits in Western Australia. Perth Mint’s task was to refine gold ore from the mines and to strike sovereign gold coins from the refined bullion. Between 1899 and 1931 the Pert Mint produced a considerable amount of gold sovereigns which were distributed in Australia and throughout the British Empire to be used as circulating currency. British control over Perth Mint was relinquished in 1971 to the Government of Western Australia which then assumed ownership of the mint. Today, the Perth Mint is hailed for the exceptional quality of its world class investment bullion coins like the Kookaburra and Koala silver coins, and the Lunar Series. The Perth Mint has been a member of the London Gold Market (predecessor of the LBMA) since 1934. The swan design, which is the Mint’s official assay stamp registered with the LBMA, is recognised internationally and was inspired by the Mint’s location in Perth, where the main river, the Swan, runs through the city.
The obverse portrays the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. The reason for picturing Her Majesty the Queen stems from Australia’s membership of the United Kingdom’s Commonwealth of Nations. By being a member of the Commonwealth, Australia has Queen Elizabeth II as its reigning constitutional monarch. Above the Queen’s effigy is the text “ELIZABETH II” and “AUSTRALIA”. Inscribed below the effigy is the nominal face value of 30 dollars and the designer’s initials “IRB” – Ian Rank-Broadley.
The reverse displays one of Australia’s most famous marsupials, the koala bear, and above it is inscribed “AUSTRALIA KOALA”. Below the koala is the year of mintage, weight and purity. To the right of the koala is the letter “P” which stands for Perth Mint.
Each coin is individually packaged in a hard plastic capsule at the Perth Mint.
Your order is delivered by Bring and is fully insured. After we have received your payment, the products will be dispatched within 24 hours. Delivery time is within 3 to 4 working days. In cases where we can not send your order immediately, we will always inform you of the time delay.
The package is fully insured, and in the extremely unlikely case that the package is lost or damaged, Tavex AS will re-ship the items or refund your money. Insurance costs depend on the value of your order (1% of the value).
Once the products have been packaged and sent, you will receive instructions and a code to track the shipment.
The majority of Tavex’s products are always in stock and therefore Tavex can offer you quick delivery and same day pick-up with market leading prices. Tavex is an official partner of all the biggest mints in the world, such as the Perth Mint Australia, the Austrian Mint (Münze Österreich), China Great Wall Coins Investments Ltd., the gold bar market leader PAMP Suisse and Valcambi and other gold factories and dealers.
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Over 25 years on the market and large volumes have enabled us to offer you the best prices on the market. With Tavex, you can maximise return on your investment because of low margins and spreads.