Silver Kilo 2021 Australian Koala, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Silver Kilo 2021 Australian Koala, Coin from Australia
CoinSilver Kilo 2021 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 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.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintageunknown
Obverse
Australia / Silver Kilo 2021 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 · 30 DOLLARS ·.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Reverse
Australia / Silver Kilo 2021 Australian Koala - reverse photo

The coin’s reverse portrays a sleepy koala nestled between the branches of a eucalyptus tree.

On the left, the Perth Mint's mint mark P. On the end of the branch which is to the right of the koala, the designer's initials MR, for Monique Reeves.

Around above, the name of the series: AUSTRALIAN KOALA. Around below, the date of issue and the precious metal content: 2021 1 KILO 9999 SILVER (one kilogram of 99.99% silver).

Reverse Inscription AUSTRALIAN KOALA 2021 1 KILO 9999 SILVER
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Silver Content (Troy oz): 32.151
Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated, fully frosted
Packaging: in a protective acrylic capsule.
Perth Mint Item ID: 21027AAAX
Issue price: AU$ 1,253.56

The coin includes an authentication feature on the reverse in the form of a micro-laser engraved letter. Detectable under a magnifying glass, it is designed to make it significantly more difficult for the coin to be counterfeited.

See also

Coins issued by the Perth Mint in the Australian koala series in 2021 include:
- 5 oz Gold, Australian Koala 2021
- 1 oz Gold Proof High Relief, Australian Koala 2021
- 1 kg Silver, Australian Koala 2021
- 5 oz Silver, Australian Koala 2021
- 1 oz Silver, Australian Koala 2021

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 2021 Australian Koala: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Kilo (1 kg), Australian Koala
Issued2021
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Australian version)
Face Value30 (x Dollar)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Silver
DesignerMonique Reeves
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size100.900 mm
Thickness14.500 mm
Mass1,000.100 g
OCC IDMXKD-EKQC-DBRK-EWQJ
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