The Perth Mint 2020 August Coin Bulletin - Page 5

New Release Delayed dispatch date 11/08/2020 First Incused Koala Traditionally, motifs on a coin have raised relief, however, an incused design is pressed into the surface of the blank. This rarely seen technique has been used to remarkable effect on the reverse of a unique addition to our Australian Koala family of collectables. Struck from 1oz of pure silver, the first incused Koala coin portrays Australia’s favourite tree-hugging marsupial clinging to a branch. Docile creatures, koalas spend the majority of their time in eucalypt trees either eating gum leaves or simply sleeping. With an obverse struck in The Perth Mint’s remarkable high relief format, this stunning and unusual coin combines two very different numismatic features. Limited to a mintage of only 5,000, it’s an essential acquisition for enthusiastic Koala collectors worldwide. Australian Koala 2020 1oz Silver Incused High Relief Coin 20327DAAA $115. 00 - $1 Australian Legal Tender - 99.99% Pure Silver - 32.60mm ø - 5,000 Mintage perthmint.com/Animals 4