2021 1oz Australia Quokka Colored Silver Proof
The Perth Mint continues their new collection featuring the Australian Quokka, one of the most adorable animals to find its way onto a fine Australian bullion coin. The mintage of this premium colored proof edition is quite limited at 5,000 pieces worldwide. This 2021 1oz Australia Quokka Colored Silver Proof features a remarkable colored coin design that you will truly enjoy!
As noted by the mint,
“A quokka is a small type of wallaby found mainly in the south west region of Western Australia, particularly Rottnest Island, an idyllic location 18 kilometres off the coast near Perth.
About the size of a cat, the quokka has thick, grey-brown fur, a broad face, shiny black eyes and round furry ears. Thanks to its cute, smiley appearance and an acceptance of humans, the quokka has become a popular subject for ‘selfies’ in the age of social media.”
As a legal tender release by Australia, the obverse displays the 6th generation effigy of Queen Elizabeth II to be featured on Australian coins. The portrait is based on that designed by Jody Clark of the Royal Mint for 2016. It is distinctively different, however, in that it displays the Queen’s shoulders and full neckline. She also wears the stunning Royal Diamond Diadem, the same she wore at her coronation. Inscriptions within the wide rim-band include “ELIZABETH II . AUSTRALIA . 1oz 9999 Ag . 2021 . 1 DOLLAR.”
The reverse of this 2021 1oz Australia Quokka Colored Silver Proof coin features a large image of an adorable quokka on a sandy beach, standing on its hind legs. The quokka is beautifully colored to reflect the mix of dark and lighter brown fur. The cute, smiling creature is munching on a green leaf, with a second leaf at its feet. A lighthouse is seen in the distance, firmly set on a rocky crag. Inscriptions include “QUOKKA” encircling the rim at the top. The traditional P mintmark is at the right rim.
This limited mintage premium Australia Quokka colored proof edition is presented in a classic acrylic display case with a clear lid. It arrives in an illustrated shipper. Each coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. Considering the extremely low mintage, as well as this being the first Proof release of the Quokka collection, you will need to act quickly to reserve your desired quantity.
- 2021 1oz Australia Quokka Colored Silver Proof.
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure silver.
- Limited mintage of only 5,000 pieces worldwide.
- Obverse: Displays the lovely 6th generation effigy of Queen Elizabeth II wearing her coronation diamond diadem. Inscriptions include “ELIZABETH II . AUSTRALIA . 1oz 9999 Ag . 1 DOLLAR.”
- Reverse: Features a quokka on a sandy beach, standing on its hind legs munching on a green leaf. The quokka has been colored to feature its beautiful brown fur. In the background stands a lighthouse. Inscriptions include, “QUOKKA” encircling the top rim. The traditional P mintmark is at the right rim.”
- Individual coins come in encased in a classic acrylic display case with a clear lid. Also included is a themed shipper and numbered COA.