DALLAS, April 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Based out of Dallas, Texas, JM Bullion is a leading online precious metals retailer in the United States. We're proud to announce our collaboration with the Perth Mint of Australia as the official North American launch partner of the all-new 2017 Kangaroo Privy Australian Silver Koala coin.
The Perth Mint is releasing a limited-mintage silver coin in 2017 that combines two of the nation's most iconic native species. Set within the classic portrait of a Koala on these special-issue 2017 Australian Silver Koala coins, you'll find a privy mark of a miniature kangaroo in the upper-left field of the design.
From a historic standpoint, privy marks were used as a small symbols to denote the mint of origin on coins. In the modern context, privy marks have been adapted for use as commemorative symbols on limited-mintage coins to bring increased numismatic value to a coin product.
The selection of the 2017 Australian Silver Koala for the Kangaroo Privy coincides with the 10th anniversary of the Australian Silver Koala series. The Koala Silver coin was first introduced in 2007, and has quickly become the single most popular product from the mint. Like the Kookaburra, the Koala Silver coin is struck in a variety of weights each year in both bullion and proof versions. The coins feature a brand-new image of the native marsupial in its native habitat each year, with Queen Elizabeth II's image on the obverse.
In this limited-mintage release, the 2017 Kangaroo Privy Australian Silver Koala coin features a brand-new reverse design of the koala. On the reverse of this 2017 Australian Silver Koala is the 11th new design in the collection, and perfectly captures the life of a koala. This depiction shows an adult koala sitting on the ground at the base of a eucalyptus tree, which provides the primary food in its diet, and the Kangaroo privy mark is featured to the left-hand side of the design field.
Each of the Kangaroo Privy coins:
- Arrives in a protective plastic capsule.
- Unique Kangaroo privy on the Silver Koala!
- Limited mintage of only 50,000 coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of $1 (AUD) backed by the federal government of Australia.
These Perth Mint coins are produced with a "reverse proof" quality to them, lending a strong, frosted appearance to the coin's background field that is contrasted beautifully by the deeply-mirrored, clear appearance of the design features.
JM Bullion is the exclusive launch partner for the 2017 Kangaroo Privy Australian Silver Koala, and if you have questions we're happy to help. Our award-winning customer service team is available at 800-276-6508, online through our live chat, and via our email address.
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