Gold Five Ounces 2020 Australian Koala, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Gold Five Ounces 2020 Australian Koala, Coin from Australia
CoinGold Five Ounces 2020 Australian Koala

The Australian five ounces gold piece (abbreviated as 5 oz and designated with Au for "gold") is a bullion coin format. Uniquely, in Australia there are two mints independently authorised to strike legal tender: the Royal Australian Mint (which also makes the country's circulating coinage) and the Perth Mint which only makes collector and bullion coins, as well as other bullion products.

The Australian Koala series by the Perth Mint is issued in many bullion formats, including the large five ounces of gold size.

The reverse design changes every year, always featuring a koala - one of the most famous and distinctive animals native to Australia. The gold five-ounce coins have a face value of 500 dollars, but this is only symbolic - as the bullion value of their precious metal content is much higher. The overall weight is slightly more than five ounces, so that the pure gold content is exactly 5.000 AGW (troy ounce Absolute Gold Weight).

This coin is part of the Australian Koala series by the Perth Mint.

The Mint says about it:
The Australian Koala is a sought-after coin series featuring annual designs of the much-loved marsupial. Sleepy and docile, koalas spend most of their time either resting or eating gum leaves among Australia’s eucalyptus forests. The coin’s flawlessly struck design portrays a koala clinging to a tree branch.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage50
Obverse
Australia / Gold Five Ounces 2020 Australian Koala - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin depicts the crowned old head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem crown and the Victoria Coronation necklace worn for her Coronation. This is her effigy known as the "Fifth Portrait" worldwide and "Sixth Portrait" in Australia, in "uncouped" version - showing the Queen's shoulders and not terminating at the neck as the normal version.

On the left, in small letters on the Queen's shoulder, the artist's initials J.C (for Jody Clark).

Running continuously around the rim is the monarch's legend and the face value: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Reverse
Australia / Gold Five Ounces 2020 Australian Koala - reverse photo

The coin’s reverse portrays a koala clinging to a tree branch.

On the right, the Perth Mint's mint mark P. The designer's initials IJ, for Ing Ing Jong, are on the koala's right paw.

Around above, the name of the series: AUSTRALIAN KOALA. Around below, the date of issue and the precious metal content: 2020 5oz 9999 GOLD (five troy ounces of 99.99% gold).

Reverse Inscription AUSTRALIAN KOALA 2020 5oz 9999 GOLD
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Notes

Gold Content (Troy oz): 5.000
Finish: proof
Packaging: in a prestigious timber display case and illustrated shipper, accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Perth Mint Item ID: 20117KAAA
issue price: AU$ 19,995.00

See also

Coins issued by the Perth Mint in the Australian koala series in 2020 include:
- 5 oz Gold, Australian Koala 2020
- 2 oz Gold High Relief, Australian Koala 2020
- 1 oz Gold High Relief, Australian Koala 2020
- 1 kg Silver Bullion, Australian Koala 2020
- 5 oz Silver High Relief, Australian Koala 2020 (2019)
- 1 oz Silver High Relief Incused, Australian Koala 2020
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Australian Koala 2020

All (20) coins of type: Gold Five Ounces (5 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Gold Five Ounces 2015 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 99 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2016 Australian Koala 99 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2016 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 199 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2017 Australian Koala 75 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2017 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 75 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2018 Australian Koala 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2018 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 75 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2019 Australian Koala 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2019 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 75 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2020 Year of the Rat 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2020 Australian Kookaburra 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS · 1990 2020
Gold Five Ounces 2020 Australian Kangaroo 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2020 Australian Koala 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2020 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2021 Year of the Ox 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2021 Australian Kookaburra 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2021 Australian Kangaroo - Nugget 75 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 5oz 9999 Au 2021 500 DOLLARS
Gold Five Ounces 2021 Australian Koala 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2021 Mythical Creatures - Unicorn 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 5oz 9999 Au 2021 500 DOLLARS
Gold Five Ounces 2021 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
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Gold Five Ounces 2020 Australian Koala: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeGold Five Ounces (5 oz), Australian Koala
Issued2020
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Australian version)
Face Value500 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage50
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerIng Ing Jong
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size50.800 mm
Thickness5.900 mm
Mass155.533 g
OCC IDBVYX-OWRC-YJZK-EJZN
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