Introduced in 2007, the Australian Silver Koala was, at the time, one of just two major silver bullion coins available from Perth Mint on an annual basis. That first release of the coins in 2007 included only a 1 oz silver coin. In 2008, the series immediately expanded to offer three additional weights. Among these was the 1/2 oz silver coin. Right now, 1/2 oz Australian Silver Koala Coins from random years are available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in a protective plastic capsule!
- Issued from 2008 to 2015!
- Limited mintages available!
- Offered from random dates!
- Contains 1/2 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Bears a face value of $.50 (AUD) backed by the federal government of Australia.
- Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse.
- Various images of koalas on the reverse.
- Please note the coins you receive could have matching dates and designs if you buy more than one.
Each 1/2 oz Australian Silver Koala Coin offered in this JM Bullion listing comes to you with a protective plastic capsule for shipping. The coins in this series were introduced in 2007, but the first date mark for the 1/2 oz silver coin was 2008. In this listing, the coins are offered to you with random dates, with options ranging from 2008 to 2015.
Please note that JM Bullion selects your coins at random after your payment clears. We cannot guarantee a particular date mark with its accompanying design and would like you to note that you may get coins with the same dates and designs when you buy more than one.
The 1/2 oz Australian Silver Koala Coin was introduced into the series in its second year, 2008. 1/2 oz silver coins in this series were struck to order each year, with Perth Mint never placing a mintage limited in any given year. The largest reported mintage was 118,577 coins in 2012 amidst skyrocketing demand for silver, while the 2010 release was the lowest at 13,315 coins.
Queen Elizabeth II features on the obverse side of 1/2 oz Australian Silver Koala Coins. The effigy of the Queen shown here comes from Ian Rank-Broadley and was popularly used on Australian coins from 1999 to 2018. The portrait captures the Queen wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara.
Koalas are found on the obverse side of Australian Silver Koala Coins. The designs on this field of the coin changed each year, with no repeating designs found between 2008 and 2015. The designs typically featured either a lone adult koala or an adult koala with its young joey.
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