Silver Kilo 2018 Australian Koala, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Silver Kilo 2018 Australian Koala, Coin from Australia
CoinSilver Kilo 2018 Australian Koala

The Australian one kilo silver piece (abbreviated as 1 kg and designated with Ag for "silver") 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: 1 kg silver, 5 oz silver, 1 oz silver numismatic (proof, high relief) and 1 oz silver bullion.

The reverse design changes every year, always featuring a koala - one of the most famous and distinctive animals native to Australia. The silver kilo coins have a face value of 30 dollars, but this is only symbolic - as the bullion value of their precious metal content is much higher. The coins were .999 fine silver until the 2018 edition, which increased in purity to .9999 silver. The overall weight is slightly more than 1 kg, so that the pure silver content is exactly 1,000 grams (equal to ASW 32.151 troy ounces).

The Mint says about the coin:
"The koala is loved by Australians and overseas visitors alike for its endearing bear-like appearance and soft grey fur. Each year we celebrate this adorable marsupial with highly anticipated original artistry."

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintageunknown
Obverse
Australia / Silver Kilo 2018 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 · 30 DOLLARS ·.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Reverse
Australia / Silver Kilo 2018 Australian Koala - reverse photo

The coin’s reverse features an artistic impression of a koala in its customary habitat - the canopy of a eucalyptus tree. Recognised throughout the world as one of Australia’s remarkable native animals, the docile creature is surrounded by representations of gum leaves and two delicate blossoms.

To the left, the P mint mark of the Perth Mint; on the branch to the left of the koala, the designer's initials NM (for Natasha Muhl).

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

Around below, the year of issue and the precious metal content: 2018 1 KILO 9999 SILVER (one kilogram of 99.99% silver).

Reverse Inscription AUSTRALIAN KOALA 2018 1 KILO 9999 SILVER
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated.

See also

Coins issued by Perth Mint in the Australian Koala series in 2018 include:
- 5 oz Gold Proof, Australian Koala 2018
- 2 oz Gold Proof High Relief, Australian Koala 2018
- 1 oz Gold Proof High Relief, Australian Koala 2018
- 2 kg Antique Silver, Australian Koala 2018
- 1 kg Silver Bullion, Australian Koala 2018
- 5 oz Silver Proof, Australian Koala 2018
- 2 oz Silver Bullion Piedfort, Mother and Baby, 2018
- 1 oz Silver Proof High Relief, Australian Koala 2018
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Australian Koala 2018

All (18) coins of type: Silver Kilo (1 kg)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Kilo 2011 Year of the Rabbit unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1KG 999 SILVER 2011 30 DOLLARS
Silver Kilo 2016 Australian Koala unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2017 Australian Koala 300 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2018 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2018 Australian Koala unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2019 Australian Koala unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2019 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2019 Year of the Pig, RAM 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
Silver Kilo 2020 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS · 1990 2020
Silver Kilo 2020 Australian Koala unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2020 Bull and Bear 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1 KILO 9999 Ag 2020 30 DOLLARS
Silver Kilo 2020 Year of the Rat 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2020 Year of the Mouse unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1 KILO 9999 Ag 30 DOLLARS
Silver Kilo 2020 Qantas 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020
Silver Kilo 2021 Year of the Ox, Coloured 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1 KILO 9999 Ag 30 DOLLARS
Silver Kilo 2021 Year of the Ox unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1 KILO 9999 Ag 30 DOLLARS
Silver Kilo 2021 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2021 Australian Koala unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
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Silver Kilo 2018 Australian Koala: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Kilo (1 kg), Australian Koala
Issued2018
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value30 (x Dollar)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Silver
DesignerNatasha Muhl
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size100.600 mm
Thickness14.600 mm
Mass1,001.002 g
OCC IDBVYX-EWRC-YJRP-OJZN
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