Australian Gold Koala
- Year of Mint: 2008
- Mint: Perth Mint
- Denominations: 5, 15, 100 and 200 dollars
- Gold Purity: 99.99%
The Australian Gold Koala coin made its debut in the year 2008 becoming more popular than all the other previous gold coins. The koala coin is not only that smelted from of gold but there are also denominations of silver. This type of coin is more prevalent in the world today across the world today with only the outlook changing.
The Australian Gold Koala coin is struck by the Perth mint in four different sizes of 5, 15, 100 and 200 dollars. The 5-dollar gold coin contains 1/10-ounce of gold, the 15-dollar one has ½ ounce of gold, the 100-dollar coin has 1-ounce of gold while the 200-dollar coin weighs 2 oz. All the denominations of the Australian Gold Koala coin have a gold purity of 99.99%. The coins’ intrinsic values are worth more than their face values. Each coin is considered legal tender under the Australian Currency Act of 1965 and contains a portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of England on its obverse. The portrait is the work of Ian Rank-Broadley.
The Australian Gold Koala coin has a distinctive appearance with the obverse and reverse side of the coin having different features. The obverse side is characterized by a profile of Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination. The reverse side is characterized by a Koala situated at the center, year of mintage and an inscription “AUSTRALIAN KOALA”
The Australian gold koala coin was minted by the Perth mint in the year 2008. However before this Koala gold coin there had previously been various gold coins in use in Australia all bearing different marsupials with the Australian gold Kangaroo being the last before Koala one. The Australian Gold Koala coin is currently the most valued of its kind having undergone through various developments. The Perth Mint houses each coin in a custom luxury presentation case with a jarrah timber lid. They are then shipped with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity in an illustrated shipper. Like any other precious metal, the Australian Gold Koala coin is subject to taxation to the investors and those buying them.
The Perth Mint
|Country of Origin||
3.111 gm, 31.107 gm, 62.215 gm, 7.777 gm
|Pure Gold Content||
0.10 Troy oz, 0.25 Troy oz, 1 Troy oz, 2 Troy oz
16.60 mm, 20.60 mm, 27.30 mm, 36.60 mm
999.9 fine gold / 24 carat gold
$100 AUD, $15 AUD, $200 AUD, $25 AUD