Silver Two Ounces 2017 Australian Koala, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Silver Two Ounces 2017 Australian Koala, Coin from Australia
CoinSilver Two Ounces 2017 Australian Koala

The Australian two ounces silver piece (abbreviated as 2 oz and designated with Ag for "silver") is normally a bullion coin format. Uniquely, in Australia there are two mints independently authorised to strike legal tender: the Royal Australian Mint (which also makes the country's circulating coinage) and the Perth Mint which only makes collector and bullion coins, as well as other bullion products.

The Australian Koala series by the Perth Mint comes in several sizes and compositions:
- 5 oz gold proof, 2 oz gold proof high relief, 1 oz gold proof high relief ("numismatic"), 1/4 oz gold proof and 1/10 oz gold proof;
- 1 kg silver proof, 5 oz silver proof, 2 oz silver proof antique ("numismatic"), 1 oz silver proof high relief ("numismatic") and 1 oz silver bullion.

The reverse design changes every year, always featuring a koala - one of the most famous and distinctive animals native to Australia; the design of the two-ounce piece differs from that of the rest of the coins for the year, and has an antique finish and high relief; the Mint calls it a "numismatic" product and not bullion.

The silver two-ounce coins have a face value of 2 dollars, but this is only symbolic - as the bullion value of their precious metal content is much higher. The overall weight is slightly more than two ounces, so that the pure silver content is exactly 2.000 ASW (troy ounce Absolute Silver Weight).

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage3,000
Obverse
Australia / Silver Two Ounces 2017 Australian Koala - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin shows the crowned mature head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (her effigy known as the "Fourth Portrait"). The Queen wears the "Girls of Great Britain and Ireland" diamond tiara, a wedding gift from Queen Mary (Her Majesty's grandmother) in 1947 - which she also has on the Machin and the Gottwald portraits.

In tiny letters below the head, the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley).

Around the effigy is the monarch's legend, the date of issue and the value: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2 oz 9999 Ag 2017 2 DOLLARS.

The inscription around the rim also incorporates the precious metal content. "2 oz 9999 Ag" means "two ounces of 99.99% silver" - Ag is abbreviated from the Latin Argentum and is used internationally to mark silver coins.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2 oz 9999 Ag 2017 2 DOLLARS
Reverse
Australia / Silver Two Ounces 2017 Australian Koala - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin features a koala sleeping in a eucalyptus tree surrounded by gumnuts, gum leaves and gum blossom.

Each koala’s "home" is made up of several trees called home trees. The area covered by these trees is known as the koala’s home range. Koalas visit these same trees regularly. Each koala has its own home range, which overlaps those of other koalas. The size of each home range depends upon numerous factors including the quality of the habitat, and the gender, age, and social position of a koala in its population.

The mint mark P of the Perth Mint is above left. The designer's initials JM (for Jennifer McKenna) are in relief on a tree branch to the left.

Reverse Inscription (none)
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: antique, high relief.
Packaging: boxed, in an illustrated shipper, with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Perth Mint Item ID: 17A35AAA
Issue price: AU$ 214.00, US$ 153.76

See also

Coins issued by Perth Mint in the Australian Koala series in 2017 include:
- 5 oz Gold Proof, Australian Koala 2017
- 2 oz Gold Proof High Relief, Australian Koala 2017
- 1 oz Gold Proof High Relief, Australian Koala 2017
- 1/4 oz Gold Proof, Australian Koala 2017
- 1/10 oz Gold Proof, Australian Koala 2017
- 1 kg Silver Proof, Australian Koala 2017
- 10 oz Silver Proof, Australian Koala 2017
- 5 oz Silver Proof, Australian Koala 2017
- 2 oz Silver Antique High Relief, Australian Koala 2017
- 1 oz Silver Proof High Relief, Australian Koala 2017
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Australian Koala 2017

All (30) coins of type: Silver Two Ounces (2 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Two Ounces 2011 Year of the Rabbit unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2 OZ 999 SILVER 2011 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2017 Australian Koala 3,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2 oz 9999 Ag 2017 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2018 Australian Koala unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2 oz 9999 Ag 2018 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2018 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 3,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2018 Australian Kookaburra 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2018 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2018 Dragon and Tiger 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2018 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2018 Mother and Baby Koala 75,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2018 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2018 Two Dragons 8,888 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2018 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2019 Mother and Baby Crocodile 75,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2019 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2019 Koi Fish 3,888 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2019 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2019 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2020 Australian Kookaburra 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS · 1990 2020
Silver Two Ounces 2020 Year of the Mouse, Antique 1,888 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2020 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2020 Year of the Mouse, Coloured 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2020 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2020 Year of the Mouse unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2020 Surfboard 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2020 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2020 Mother and Baby Kookaburra 75,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2020 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2020 Double Pixiu 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2020 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2020 Dragon and Phoenix 3,888 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2020 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2020 End of WWII 1,945 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2020 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2020 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2020 Australian Brumby 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Year of the Ox - Antique 1,888 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2021 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Year of the Ox unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Year of the Ox - ANDA Special 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Mother and Baby Platypus 75,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2021 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Australian Brumby 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Chinese Myths and Legends - Dragon 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2021 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Double Pixiu 888 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2021 2 DOLLARS
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Silver Two Ounces 2017 Australian Koala: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Two Ounces (2 oz), Australian Koala
Issued2017
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value2 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage3,000
Mintage Limit3,000
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Silver
DesignerJennifer McKenna
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size40.600 mm
Thickness6.000 mm
Mass62.213 g
OCC IDYRVP-OVRC-DNXX-ODQG
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