The Australian Silver Koala is one of the many silver bullion coins available annually from the Perth Mint of Western Australia. The Silver Koala was introduced in 2007 with a 1 oz silver coin and that weight is the only one that has been available from the mint in every year since. Now, 1 oz Australian Silver Koala Coins are available to you for purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Coins ship to you inside of protective plastic flips or acrylic capsules!
- First issued in 2007!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 or .9999 pure silver.
- Issued a face value of $1 (AUD) by Australia.
- Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse.
- Varying koala designs on the reverse.
- Please note that purchasing multiple coins could result in receiving several with the same date mark and design.
Australian Silver Koala coins have been minted to order in every year of availability from 2007 to 2015. Starting in 2016, the Perth Mint placed a mintage cap at 300,000 coins for each subsequent year. The highest mintage figure in the series remains the 2011 coin that sold a total of 910,480 coins. The next closest mintages are half that figure and include the 2013 coin with 477,209 coins and the 2015 coin with 450,899 coins.
Changes have come to the Australian Silver Koala in more forms than just the constantly rotating images of the koala on the reverse. From 2007 to 2017, the coins featured .999 pure silver content. In 2018, the Perth Mint increased the purity content of its major silver bullion coins to .9999 pure silver. Additionally, Queen Elizabeth II’s effigy has changed once in the series history as well.
The obverse of 1 oz Australian Silver Koala coins includes a right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Coins dated 2007 to 2018 have the Ian Rank-Broadley design introduced in 1998 on British coins and 1999 on Australian and other Commonwealth coins. Since 2019, the series has used Jody Clark’s sixth-generation Australian portrait of Her Majesty.
On the reverse of Australian Silver Koala coins, there is a new design each year. The koala is one of the many marsupial species native to the Australian continent. Designs in the history of this program generally include just one koala in different poses and reliefs. The 2008 coin is notable for the use of a mother koala with its young baby on its back.
These 1 oz Australian Silver Koala Coins are available to you in protective plastic flips or capsules. This is a random year listing, so we cannot guarantee the date mark and corresponding design you receive. If you purchase more than one, please keep in mind that you could receive several coins with the same date mark and designs.
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