Australian Koala Silver Coin 10oz
The first of the ten ounce silver koala coins was issued in 2008 by the Perth Mint, all ten ounce silver koala coins have a $10 face value on them. These coins are considered legal tender but their intrinsic value will exceed that of their face value. The koala bullion coins have a silver purity of .999, with each coin weighing 311.35 grams or ten ounces. These coins generally features a koala bear on the reverse of the coin which is changed each year with a new design, and a image of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse. There were no 10 oz silver koala coins where minted in 2007.
The Australian koalasilver coin is offered in four different weights, which is uncommon for a silver bullion coin, the bullion coins can be purchased in ½oz, 1oz, 10oz and 1kilo sizes. All four sizes are set to be produced for demand with no preset mintage level, the four coins denominations are $30, $10, $1, and 50cents.
10oz Australian Koala 2008-Present
2010 Silver Koala is without the shimmer background but a delicately frosted one instead, features a young koala on a tree branch eating gum leaves. A total of ? coins minted.
2009 Silver Koala with unique shimmer background, and a image of a young koala sitting on a tree branch. A total of 6,556 coins minted.
2008 Silver Koala with unique shimmer background, with a image of a mother and baby koala sitting on a tree branch. A total of 4,367 coins minted.
All images courtesy of the Perth Mint
10oz Koala Specifications
Mint: Perth Mint
Weight: 311.35 grams
Diameter: 75.6 mm
Composition: .999 Silver
Issued Date: 2008-Present