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Coming Soon: Perth Mint Koalas in Silver, Gold and Platinum! A Blockbuster from Down Under!

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2019 Australia Koala

What’s Happening?

We are getting ready for the latest release in the beloved and widely collected Perth Mint Koala Series and so should you! The tree-dwelling marsupial ranks as one of Australia’s most familiar animals and has been celebrated by the Perth Mint in silver since 2007! The official release date of the silver bullion Koala is January 7, 2019.


Silver Koalas

The Australian Koala has provided an annual silver series for enthusiasts, collectors and stackers since 2007. The Australian Koala silver coins are available in 1 kilo, 5 oz. and 1 oz. sizes. They are also struck in an exquisite high relief and proof versions. All Koalas have limited or lower mintages, once they are gone, they are gone!

Other Popular Koalas

The Gold Koala series is comprised of a 2 oz, 1 oz, high relief, 1/10 oz. and 1/25 oz. coin each struck by The Perth Mint from .9999 fine gold in proof quality. Platinum Koalas in various sizes were struck from 1988 until 2000, typically with lower mintages!

New this year

Each year there is a different image of the Koala used on the reverse of the coin. This year the Koala is perched in a Eucalyptus tree while facing left.

Adapted Jody Clark Obverse

The portrait of Queen Elizabeth II will be updated on coins and bullion produced with the 2019 date. This is the sixth different portrait of Her Majesty featured on Australia's coins since 1952. The effigy was designed by the British Royal Mint Engraver Jody Clark and adapted from his original drawings. Her Majesty is portrayed wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem, which she wore at Her Coronation. The Perth Mint The World-renowned Perth Mint began operations on June 2, 1899 as part of the British Royal Mint in response to a gold rush in Western Australia. Today it enjoys an industry-leading position as a producer of Numismatic and bullion products that are collected and adored all over the world.

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