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Australia 2017-P Koala Bear Sitting Beneath Eucalyptus Gum Tree $30 1 Kilogram Pure Silver Proof GX P06

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TINY MINTAGE for this pure silver Koala Kilo! Size, purity, rarity (only 300 struck!), and the cutest of Aussie animals, the Koala, make this MASSIVE Proof Kilogram the perfect storm of numismatic investment!

Mintage limit slashed! Total mintage just 300 for 2017!

Investment Opportunity!MASSIVE SIZE...MASSIVE INVESTMENT POTENTIAL...BELOW-ISSUE PRICE! This enormous, majestic coin represents a tremendous investment opportunity, struck in pure silver! The Perth Mint's most prestigious entry in its much-beloved and much-collected Koala Program is breathtakingly huge! At more than 100 mm in diameter, this monster is a full 4 inches across! Even more important is the tiny mintage - only 300 of these silver kilograms will be struck for the entire world, making them truly rare! This rarity is made all the more desirable by the Mint's execution of this intriguing animal motif in pure silver, artistically rendered in full proof finish! The fields are deeply mirrored, with the design accented in frosty white cameo relief, further enhancing an already handsome design. We believe that this precious metal mega-coin will sell out quickly - do not delay!

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A tired koala sleeping on a branch of the eucalyptus tree.Between the size of the tableau, the ultra-low mintage (only 300 total - truly rare!) & the beauty of the design, this coin can't fail to impress even the most jaded collector or investor! The only thing more impressive than this prodigious chunk of precious metal is our seemingly impossibly low price for such a rare and exceptional wonder!

This beautiful coin is part of the highly collectible series of Pure Silver Koalas. The obverse design of this series, with the koala bear, changes each year, further enhancing its collectibility. The reverse features a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II of the British Commonwealth, of which Australia is a member.

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A Most Unusual and Surprising Bear!
Despite its appearance, the koala bear isn't really a bear at all, but rather a marsupial. Nonetheless it fascinates us because it's so darn cute - it looks like a living teddy bear! Appearances can be deceiving here, too, because koalas aren't cuddly, either. They are arboreal (tree-dwelling), so they have very strong, sharp claws for climbing (and their bite can cause injury, as well).

A cute and cuddly koala climbs the eucalyptus tree. MUST...GET...LEAVESKoala bears live nearly their entire lives in the eucalyptus (gum) tree, where they feed almost exclusively on its leaves. They have a very low metabolism for a mammal, so they spend up to 20 hours a day resting and sleeping (and the rest mostly eating). Eucalypt leaves are high in toxic chemicals such as phenols and terpenes, which only the koala has adapted to deal with - the toxins are neutralized in its specialized liver.

Marsupials are unusual, and, many scientists believe, more primitive, mammals. Their best-known characteristic is the pouch for their young, and the koala is no exception. The babies, called joeys, are only a quarter-inch long when born, and enter the world hairless, blind and earless, so the safety of mother koala's pouch is a necessity for its first six months of life. For its second half-year the joey will generally ride on mom's back.

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Shhh, don't wake him! This poor guy is all tuckered out after a day eating eucalyptus leaves! A cute koala bear takes a nap, smartly perched in the crook of a tree.Koala Fun Facts
You'd think that it couldn't get any more odd than a living stuffed animal that spends its entire life in, and only eats the leaves of, one kind of tree. If so, you'd be wrong - koalas are among Nature's most unusual and unique creatures. Here's a couple of other oddities about these fascinating fur balls.

Koalas are often thought to be silent, and they are most of the time, but males have a very loud mating call that can be heard for a distance of about one kilometer away during the breeding season! When attacked, koalas may issue a loud cry, which is often likened to that of a human baby.

The koala bear is one of the few mammals (other than primates) that has fingerprints. Koala fingerprints are remarkably similar to human fingerprints - even when viewed with an electron microscope, it can be quite difficult for an expert to distinguish between the two!

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Investment Note
It's obvious that this coin is gargantuan - it weighs one full kilogram of pure silver, and measures a full four inches in diameter and over a half-inch thick. But it's not just massive, this kilo silver proof is also triply rare! That's right, the total mintage is only three hundred, meaning only 300 people can ever enjoy the pride of ownership of this colossal beauty! Size, purity and rarity - the perfect storm of desirability make this a great buy and hold. Finally, consider how many poor collectors who, nine or ten years further into the Koala Program, are going to want this then-long-gone rarity for their collection! Don't delay, opportunity is knocking - answer the door and snap this one up while you can!

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Obverse
A mother koala eats the tasty leaves of the eucalyptus tree while her young joey pokes his head out of her pouch to see what's going on.The obverse depicts an adult koala, resting on its haunches beneath an eucalyptus tree, amidst a rural landscape in the outback. The Perth Mint "P" mint mark is judiciously located to the left of the koala, near the 9:00 position near the rim. The legend 1 KILO 999 SILVER guarantees the weight and purity. The legend AUSTRALIAN KOALA and the date are also indicated.

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Reverse
The reverse features Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, in crowned profile facing right. This portrait, featuring Her Majesty wearing a tiara and pearl earrings, was executed by the sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley. The legend ELIZABETH II, the date and the denomination also appear.

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Packaging
The coin is encapsulated inside a handsome taupe leatherette, clamshell-style presentation case, lined with black velvet and satin, and protected by a full-color outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

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Specifications
Country Australia
Mint Perth Mint of Australia
Year of Issue 2017
   
Face Value 30 Dollars
Weight 1001.002 g
Diameter 100.60 mm (4 inches!)
Gauge (Thickness)   14.60 mm
Mintage Limit 300
   
Finish Proof
Composition .999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Tom Vaughan (obverse)
Ian Rank-Broadley (reverse)
Certificate Individually Numbered




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