Mint: Perth Mint
Year of Issue: 2018
Composition: Two troy ounces of .9999 fine silver
Face Value: $2 Australian
The obverse features a portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, designed by Ian Rank-Broadley. “ELIZABETH II” and “AUSTRALIA” are inscribed around the rim, along with the weight, purity, denomination, and year of issue.
The reverse displays a mother koala atop a tree branch with her baby on her back. At birth, baby koalas measure less than 2 cm. They are blind and deaf, but their strong forelimbs help them climb into their mother’s pouch after birth. The mint’s “P” mintmark is seen on this side, along with radial lines.