The Platinum Koala 2023 coin commemorates the 35th anniversary of this coin from Perth Mint and is available from Dillon Gage.
On 18 June 1987, the Australian Government approved the minting of platinum and silver coins by The Perth Mint. In September 1988, the Mint released the nation’s first Platinum Koala coin. This commemorative issue celebrates that remarkable first release, replicating the original 1988 coin’s reverse design.
Struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.95% pure platinum, the coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.
No more than 3,000 of the 2023 Australian Koala 35th Anniversary 1oz Platinum Bullion Coin will be released.
The coin portrays a koala as it appeared on the first Australian Koala coins in 1988. Included on the reverse is the inscription ‘THE AUSTRALIAN KOALA’, a commemorative ‘P35’ mintmark, and the coin’s weight, purity, and 2023 year-date.
The coin bears The Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Obverse, featuring the Jody Clark effigy supplemented with the dates of her reign, and the monetary denomination.
2023 Australian Koala 35th Anniversary 1oz Platinum Bullion Coin is presented in a protective acrylic capsule.
Each coin’s reverse includes a security feature in the form of a micro-laser engraved letter within the design. It is only detectable under a magnifying glass.