Australian Silver Coins

Gilded Koala Coin Series

The first one ounce silver gilded Australian koala was issued in 2008 by the Perth Mint, all Silver Koala's have a $1 face value to 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 31.135 grams or one ounce. The coin generally features a Koala 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. The koala on each coin is gilded in 24 carat gold, no silver gilded koalas where minted in 2007.

The silver koalais offered in four different weights, which is uncommon for a silver bullion coin, the bullion coins can be purchased in ┬Żoz, 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.

Gilded Silver Koala 2008-Present


Australian Koala

2013 Gilded Koala

2013 Silver gilded Koala is without the shimmer background but a delicately frosted one instead and gilded with 24 karat gold, the coin has a image of two koala climbing a tree branch. A total of only 5,000 coins minted.



Australian Silver Koala

2012 Gilded Koala

2012 Silver gilded Koala is without the shimmer background but a delicately frosted one instead and gilded with 24 karat gold, the coin has a image of a koala on a tree branch. A total of only 10,000 coins minted.



Australian Koala Silver Coin

2011 Gilded Koala

2011 Silver gilded Koala is without the shimmer background but a delicately frosted one instead and gilded with 24 karat gold, the coin has a image of two koala climbing a tree branch. A total of only 10,000 coins minted.



Australian Koala Coin

2010 Gilded Koala

2010 Silver gilded Koala is without the shimmer background but a delicately frosted one instead, and gilded with 24 karat gold, the coin has a image of a koala climbing a tree branch. A total of only 10,000 coins minted.



2009 Gilded Koala

2009 Gilded Koala

2009 Silver gilded Koala with unique shimmer background, gilded with 24 karat gold, with a image of a young koala sitting on a tree branch. A total of 10,000 coins minted.

 


2008 Gilded Koala

2008 Gilded Koala

2008 Silver gilded Koala with unique shimmer background, gilded with 24 karat gold, with a image of a mother and baby koala sitting on a tree branch. A total of 10,000 coins minted.

 

 

All images courtesy of the Perth Mint

 

Gilded Koala Specifications

Mint: Perth Mint
Weight: 31.135 grams
Diameter: 40.6 mm
Edge: Reeded
Composition: .999 Silver with Gold gilding
Issued Date: 2008-Present

 

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