Gold Half Gram 2015 Mini Koala, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Gold Half Gram 2015 Mini Koala, Coin from Australia
CoinGold Half Gram 2015 Mini Koala

The Australian gold half gram coin is a mini-coin format occasionally used to complement issues in larger sizes. Uniquely, in Australia there are two mints 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.

Both mints endeavour to create coins with attractive designs, and have long-running bullion series of coins with different themes. As part of these, they sometimes issue a mini-version of the theme's annual design.

The Mint says about this coin:
This adorable koala keepsake is also highly affordable and will make a beautiful gift or collectable. The koala is one of Australia’s most endearing marsupials. Nocturnal by nature, koalas will doze for up to 20 hours a day in the dappled sunlight which penetrates the middle canopy of their favourite trees. The coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965 and features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 2015 year-date on the coin’s obverse.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintageunknown
Obverse
Australia / Gold Half Gram 2015 Mini Koala - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin shows the crowned mature head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (her effigy known as the "Fourth Portrait"). The Queen wears the "Girls of Great Britain and Ireland" diamond tiara, a wedding gift from Queen Mary (Her Majesty's grandmother) in 1947 - which she also has on the Machin and the Gottwald portraits.

In small letters below the head, the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley).

Around the effigy is the monarch's legend, the date of issue and the value: ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2015 · 2 DOLLARS ·.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2015 · 2 DOLLARS ·
Reverse
Australia / Gold Half Gram 2015 Mini Koala - reverse photo

The reverse design portrays a seated koala.

In the right field, the P mint mark of the Perth Mint.

Around below, the precious metal content: 0.5 GRAM 9999 GOLD (one half of a gram of 99.99% gold).

Reverse Inscription 0.5 GRAM 9999 GOLD
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Gold Content (Troy oz): 0.016
Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated.
Packaging; the coin is housed in a protective acrylic capsule and presented in a colourful wallet-sized card.
Perth Mint SKU: 1501710AAD
Issue price: AU$ 59.50, US$ 42.61

See also

Coins issued by Perth Mint in the Australian Koala series in 2015 include:
- 0.5 g Gold, Mini Koala 2015

All (19) coins of type: Gold Half Gram (0.5 g)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Gold Half Gram 2012 FIFA World Cup unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2012 · 2 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Gram 2013 Mini Roo 9,188 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2013 · 2 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Gram 2013 Mini Koala 5,980 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2013 · 2 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Gram 2013 Frilled-Neck Lizard unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2013 · 2 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Gram 2014 Mini Roo 11,805 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2014 · 2 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Gram 2014 Mini Kookaburra 4,241 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2014 · 2 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Gram 2014 Mini Koala 3,179 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2014 · 2 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Gram 2015 Mini Roo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2015 · 2 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Gram 2015 Mini Koala unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2015 · 2 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Gram 2015 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 5,244 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2015 · 2 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Gram 2017 Mini Roo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2017 · 2 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Gram 2018 Mini Roo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2018 · 2 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Gram 2019 Mini Roo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 2019 AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Gram 2020 Mini Roo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 2020 AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Gram 2020 End of WWII unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/2 GRAM 9999 Au 2020 2 DOLLARS
Gold Half Gram 2021 Mini Roo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 2021 AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Gram 2021 Mini Koala 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 2 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Gram 2022 Mini Roo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Gram 2022 Mini Kookaburra 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022 · 5 DOLLARS ·
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Gold Half Gram 2015 Mini Koala: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeGold Half Gram (0.5 g)
Issued2015
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value2 (x Dollar)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerIng Ing Jong
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size11.600 mm
Thickness0.700 mm
Mass0.500 g
OCC IDQRAP-EBNC-NPKL-EYJD
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