Monday, January 28, 2013

Australian Koala 2013 One Ounce Silver Gilded Edition – Perth Mint

Australian Koala 2013 One Ounce Silver Gilded Gold Coin

Australian Koala 2012 Gold Proof features:
  • Proof Quality 99.99% Pure Gold
  • Simply Stunning 2012 Koala Design
  • Limited Mintages
  • Australian Legal Tender
  • Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
  • Presentation Packaging

New Reverse Design

Gilded in 24-carat gold, this adult koala is depicted sitting in a eucalyptus tree, the primary dwelling for this iconic Australian animal. The reverse design also includes the inscription AUSTRALIAN KOALA and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.

24-Carat Gilding

The koala design features precision-applied 24-carat gilding, a spectacular numismatic treatment creating wonderful visual appeal.

Specimen Quality 99.9% Pure Silver

The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in specimen quality.

Australian Legal Tender

Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination.

Extremely Limited Issue

The Perth Mint will release no more than 5,000 of these Australian Koala 2013 1oz Silver Gilded Editions in this packaging, from a maximum coin mintage of 10,000.

Presentation Packaging


The coin is packaged in a presentation case and shipper and with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Technical Specifications:

Silver Content (Troy oz) 1
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 1
Fineness (% purity) 99.9
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 31.135
Maximum Diameter (mm) 40.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 4.00
Maximum Mintage 10,000
Designer Tom Vaughan