Gold Tenth-Ounce 2017 Australian Koala, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Gold Tenth-Ounce 2017 Australian Koala, Coin from Australia
CoinGold Tenth-Ounce 2017 Australian Koala

The Australian tenth-ounce gold piece (abbreviated as 1/10 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 comes in several sizes and compositions. The reverse design changes every year, always featuring a koala - one of the most famous and distinctive animals native to Australia.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage1,500
Obverse
Australia / Gold Tenth-Ounce 2017 Australian 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 tiny letters below the head, the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley).

Around the effigy is the monarch's legend and the face value: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Reverse
Australia / Gold Tenth-Ounce 2017 Australian Koala - reverse photo

The coin's reverse depicts an adult koala resting on its haunches underneath an eucalyptus tree, amidst a rural landscape.

To the left, above the horizon line - the P mint mark of the Perth Mint; below the line, the designer's initials TV (for Thomas Vaughan).

Around above, the name of the coin series: AUSTRALIAN KOALA.

Around below, the year of issue and the precious metal content: 2017 1/10 oz 9999 GOLD (one tenth of an ounce of 99.99% gold).

Reverse Inscription AUSTRALIAN KOALA 2017 1/10 oz 9999 GOLD
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof.
Packaging: in timber display case within an illustrated shipper, with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

See also

Coins issued by Perth Mint in the Australian Koala series in 2017 include:
- 5 oz Gold Proof, Australian Koala 2017
- 2 oz Gold Proof High Relief, Australian Koala 2017
- 1 oz Gold Proof High Relief, Australian Koala 2017
- 1/4 oz Gold Proof, Australian Koala 2017
- 1/10 oz Gold Proof, Australian Koala 2017
- 1 kg Silver Proof, Australian Koala 2017
- 10 oz Silver Proof, Australian Koala 2017
- 5 oz Silver Proof, Australian Koala 2017
- 2 oz Silver Antique High Relief, Australian Koala 2017
- 1 oz Silver Proof High Relief, Australian Koala 2017
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Australian Koala 2017

All (24) coins of type: Gold Tenth-Ounce (1/10 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2012 Discover Australia - Red Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2012 Discover Australia - Whale Shark unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth Ounce 2012 Discover Australia - Green and Gold Bell Frog unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2012 Discover Australia - Goanna unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth Ounce 2012 Discover Australia - Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2016 Australian Koala 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2016 Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2017 Australian Koala 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2017 Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2018 Australian Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2018 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2018 Kangaroo, RAM unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2019 Kangaroo, RAM unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2019 Australian Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2020 Australian Kookaburra 15,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2020 Australian Kangaroo, Perth Mint 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2020 Year of the Mouse unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/10oz 9999 Au 15 DOLLARS
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2020 Kangaroo, RAM unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Ten Dollars Gold 2020 Eureka! Australia's Gold Rush 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 10 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2021 Australian Kookaburra 15,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2021 Australian Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 15 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox, Coloured 20,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/10oz 9999 Au 15 DOLLARS
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/10oz 9999 Au 15 DOLLARS
Ten Dollars Gold 2021 Heroes of the Sky 2,021 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 10 DOLLARS ·
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Gold Tenth-Ounce 2017 Australian Koala: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeGold Tenth-Ounce (1/10 oz), Australian Koala
Issued2017
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value15 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage1,500
Mintage Limit1,500
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerThomas Vaughan
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size16.600 mm
Thickness1.500 mm
Mass3.111 g
OCC IDANMQ-OPYC-WVAV-EJYG
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