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The Royal Australian Mint

2024 $5 Koala 1oz Silver High Relief Coin

2024 $5 Koala 1oz Silver High Relief Coin

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2024 $5 Koala 1oz Silver High Relief CoinKoala, among the most recognisable of Australia's distinctive native animals, features on the Royal Australian Mint's new gold and silver coins, minted exclusively for Emporium Hamburg for European investors and collectors.Koalas inhabit eastern and southern Australian coastal regions, living mostly on eucalyptus leaves. Disease and loss of habitat has reduced populations and Koalas are now classed as vulnerable.When Europeans first settled in Australian they marveled at the unusual native animals, among them were Koalas; which they incorrectly described as a bear. Koalas were of course well know to indigenous people who hunted them for food.Hunting for skins for export in the 19th and early 20th centuries led to a population decline, prompting perhaps Australia's first large-scale environmental response. Once ranked as a least concern species, Koalas are now classed as vulnerable and are fully protected under Australian environmental law.The reverse of this 2024 $5 Fine Silver Proof Domed Coin features a Koala designed by Bronwyn Scott.Packed in a presentation case with a Certificate of Authenticity and struck to the Royal Australian Mint's proof finish.Each coin's obverse features the interim effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II effigy sculpted by Jody Clark.Each coin is issued as Australian legal tender.Denomination :        $5Quality :                  Proof High ReliefMetal :                    99.9% Pure SilverWeight :                  1ozDiameter :              32.00 mmMintage :                3,000Certificate of Authenticity : Royal Australian Mint Certificate of Autheniticity
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