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Perth Mint Issues 2023 Australian Koala Silver Bullion Coins

Perth Mint Issues 2023 Australian Koala Silver Bullion Coins
Koala 1 Ounce Silver. Image: Perth Mint / CoinWeek.

Depicting one of Australia’s most beloved animals, the Australian koala silver coins pay tribute to our rich wildlife. Struck from 99.99% pure silver, the 2023 koala is available in 1-kilo and 1-ounce sizes.

Only 300,000 1oz coins will be released. No mintage limit applies to the 1-kilo coin, but production will close at the end of 2023 and The Perth Mint will declare the coin’s official mintage.

Each coin in this program is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.

2023 Koala Bullion Coin Design

Each coin portrays a koala on a gum tree branch with a joey clinging to its back. Both coin designs incorporate the inscription ‘KOALA’, The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark, and the coin’s weight, purity, and year-date. The reverse includes a security feature in the form of a micro-laser engraved letter within the coin’s design. It is only detectable under a magnifying glass.

The obverse of each coin bears The Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Obverse, featuring the Jody Clark effigy supplemented with the dates of her reign, and the monetary denomination.


Each bullion coin is presented in a protective acrylic capsule. Please Note: The 1-kilo silver coin will not be available at launch. The Perth Mint will advise availability later in 2023.


Designer and engraver Jody Clark joined the Royal Mint UK in 2012. His portrait of Queen Elizabeth II became the fifth official portrait in 2015 (View Designer’s Profile).

Ing Ing Jong is a coin designer at the Perth Mint. Her work can be seen on many of the Lunar Series coins.

Koala Coin Specifications

Country:  Australia
Year Of Issue:  2023
Denomination:  1 kilo: $30; 1oz: $1 (all AUD)
Mint Mark:  P
Mintage:  1 kilo: Unlimited; 1oz: 300,000
Alloy:  .9999 Silver
Weight:  1 kilo: 1,000.100 g; 1oz: 31.107 g
Diameter:  1 kilo: 100.90; 1oz: 40.90 mm
Thickness:  1 kilo: 14.50; 1oz: 3.50 mm
OBV Designer Jody Clark
REV Designer Ing Ing Jong


Perth Mint
Perth Minthttps://www.perthmint.com/
The Perth Mint is Australia’s largest and most highly accredited precious metals enterprise. Through its integrated operations and trusted products and services, it develops markets and creates demand for Australian precious metals the world over. Operating the largest refinery and the only facility in Australia accredited for gold and silver by the London Bullion Market Association, the Mint holds endorsements by commodity trading centres in London, New York, Tokyo, Shanghai and Dubai. The Perth Mint exports in excess of USD14 billion worth of bullion bars and coins to institutional and private investors in more than 130 countries each year and issues an array of legal tender commemoratives for collectors. Offering the world’s only government guaranteed precious metals investment and storage program, the Mint also manages approximately USD3 billion worth of metal held on behalf of some 40,000 clients. Still operating in its original premises, founded in 1899, The Perth Mint is also a premier tourist destination and home to the Guinness Book of Records certified largest coin in the world – the Australian Kangaroo One Tonne Gold Coin, worth more than USD 40 million.

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