Palau – 2013 – 5 dollars – My Lovely Koala Bear (including box) (PROOF)


Made with original Swiss Embroidery

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Metal Silver .925
Weight 20 g
Size 38.61 mm
Quality Proof
Mintage 2013
Formerly a hunted animal, the koala with its round head, podgy nose and dark beady eyes has stolen people’s hearts.

Numerous tourists travel to the south each year hoping to spot a koala savouring eucalyptus leaves on a tree or caringly carrying its young on its back. Its fluffy fur and the fuzzy ears, paired with its peaceful behaviour and slow movements make the koala an adorable animal. Despite being increasingly endangered due to the loss of natural habitat, the marsupial, which is equally popular with young and old, could be a key factor in motivating people to protect nature.

A detailed embroidery now shows the charming Australian ambassador on a new silver coin. A truly worthy successor of the 2011 and 2012 Teddy Bear editions.