Australian Coins

Australian Koala Silver Coin 1/2oz

The first half ounce silver koala was issued in 2008 by the Perth Mint, all silver half oz koala's have a .50 cent face value to them, These coins are considered legal tender but their intrinsic value will exceed that of their face value. The koala bullioncoins have a silver purity of .999, with each coin weighing 15.57 grams or half an 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. There where no half oz koalas minted in 2007.

The silver koala is 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. The koala release is one of the more popular Australian coins on the market today.

Australian Koala Silver Coin 2008-Present

Australian Koala Coin

2010 Half oz Koala

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.


Australian Silver Koala

2009 Half oz Koala

2009 Silver Koala with unique shimmer background, and a image of a young koala sitting on a tree branch. A total of 15,334 coins minted.



Australian Koala Silver Coin

2008 Half oz Koala

2008 Silver Koala with unique shimmer background, with a image of a mother and baby koala sitting on a tree branch. A total of 13,944 coins minted.



All images courtesy of the Perth Mint


Australian Koala Specifications

Mint: Perth Mint
Weight: 15.75 grams
Diameter: 36.6 mm
Edge: Reeded
Composition: .999 Silver
Issued Date: 2008-Present


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