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

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

The Australian one ounce silver piece (abbreviated as 1 oz 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 Royal Australian Mint also issues silver Kookaburra bullion coins.

The reverse design changes every year, always featuring a koala - one of the most famous and distinctive animals native to Australia. The silver ounce coins have a face value of 1 dollar, 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 an ounce, so that the pure silver content is exactly 1.000 ASW (troy ounce Absolute Silver Weight).

The Mint says about the coin:
"Issued annually since 1987, the full range of trusted releases offer an outstanding choice of pure gold, silver and platinum coins, each authorised by the Australian Government as official legal tender.

In 2018, the Australian Koala also comes in 99.99% pure silver. The 12th annual design portrays one of Australia’s most loved marsupials astride two branches in a flowering eucalyptus tree."

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintageunknown
Obverse
Australia / Silver Ounce 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 · 1 DOLLAR ·.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Reverse
Australia / Silver Ounce 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 oz 9999 SILVER (one ounce of 99.99% silver).

Reverse Inscription AUSTRALIAN KOALA 2018 5 oz 9999 SILVER
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: bullion (Brilliant Uncirculated).
Packaging: individual plastic capsule.
Perth Mint Item ID: 18027DAAX

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

Showing 100 from a total of 173 coins of type: Silver Ounce (1 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Ounce 2011 Year of the Rabbit unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 999 SILVER 2011 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2012 Australian Map - Kookaburra 6,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2012 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2012 Australian Map - Emu 6,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2012 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2012 Discover Australia - Red Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2012 Discover Australia - Whale Shark unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2012 Discover Australia - Green and Gold Bell Frog unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2012 Discover Australia - Goanna unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2012 Discover Australia - Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2013 Australian Map - Kangaroo 6,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2013 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2013 Australian Map - Platypus 6,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2013 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2013 Saltwater Crocodile - Bindi, Colour 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2013
Silver Ounce 2013 Saltwater Crocodile - Bindi 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2013
Silver Ounce 2014 Australian Kookaburra, Coloured 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2014 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2014 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle, High Relief 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2014 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2014 Australian Map - Koala 6,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2014 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2014 Australian Map - Saltwater Crocodile 6,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2014 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2014 Australian Red Cross 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 999 SILVER 2014 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2014 Saltwater Crocodile - Graham, Colour 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2014
Silver Ounce 2014 Saltwater Crocodile - Graham 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2014
Silver Ounce 2015 Wedding unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2015 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2015 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle, High Relief 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2015 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2015 Australian Map - Wedge-tailed Eagle 6,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2015 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2015 Australian Map - Redback Spider 6,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2015 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2015 Saltwater Crocodile - Agro Junior, High Relief 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2015
Silver Ounce 2015 Saltwater Crocodile - Agro Junior 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2015
Silver Ounce 2016 Wedding unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2016 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2016 Australian Koala, High Relief 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2016 Australian Koala, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2016 Australian Kangaroo, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2016 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle, High Relief 20,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2016 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2016 Australian Map - Great White Shark 6,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2016 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2016 Australian Map - Dingo 6,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2016 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2016 Saltwater Crocodile - Monty, High Relief 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016
Silver Ounce 2016 Saltwater Crocodile - Monty 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016
Silver Ounce 2016 Kangaroo - Seasons Change 25,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016
Silver Ounce 2017 Wedding unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2017 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2017 Happy Birthday unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2017 Australian Kangaroo, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2017 Australian Koala, High Relief 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2017 Australian Koala unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2017 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle, High Relief 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2017 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2017 Dragon and Phoenix, High Relief 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Ag 2017 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2017 Dragon and Phoenix unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Ag 2017 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2017 Kangaroo - Seasons Change 14,956 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2017
Silver Ounce 2017 Australian Swan 27,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2017 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2018 Wedding unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2018 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2018 Happy Birthday unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2018 Australian Kangaroo, High Relief 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2018 Australian Kangaroo, Gilded 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2018 Australian Kangaroo, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2018 Australian Koala, High Relief 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2018 Australian Koala unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2018 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle, High Relief 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2018 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 50,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2018 Dragon and Tiger 50,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Ag 2018 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2018 Dragon and Phoenix unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Ag 2018 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2018 Dragon Rectangle unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Ag 1 DOLLAR 2018
Silver Ounce 2018 Royal Wedding 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 SILVER 2018 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2018 Australian Kookaburra, High Relief 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2018 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2018 Kangaroo - Seasons Change 15,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2018
Silver Ounce 2018 Earth and Beyond - Earth 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA · ONE OUNCE FINE SILVER ·
Silver Ounce 2018 Australian Swan 27,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2018 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2018 Australian Emu unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Wedding unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 2019 AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Happy Birthday unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Australian Kookaburra, High Relief 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Australian Kangaroo, High Relief 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Australian Kangaroo, Gilded 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Australian Kangaroo, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Australian Koala, High Relief 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Australian Koala unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Dragon and Tiger 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Ag 2019 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2019 Dragon Rectangle unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Ag 1 DOLLAR 2019
Silver Ounce 2019 Year of the Pig, RAM 3,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
Silver Ounce 2019 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle, High Relief 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle, Bullion 50,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Mob of Roos unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
Silver Ounce 2019 Kangaroo - Seasons Change 15,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
Silver Ounce 2019 Bottlenose Dolphin, High Relief unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2019 · 5 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Bottlenose Dolphin unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2019 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Australian Swan 27,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 2019 AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Australian Emu unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Tasmanian Tiger 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019 · 5 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Lesser Bilby 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019 · 5 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Night Parrot 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019 · 5 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Welcome Stranger Nugget 35,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Earth and Beyond - The Moon 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA · ONE OUNCE FINE SILVER ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Earth and Beyond - The Sun 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA · ONE OUNCE FINE SILVER ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Batavia Shipwreck unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2019 ONE DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2020 Wedding unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 2020 AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Happy Birthday unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2020 One Love 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Ag 2020 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2020 Australian Kookaburra, High Relief 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR · 1990 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR · 1990 2020
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Silver Ounce 2018 Australian Koala: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz), Australian Koala
Issued2018
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
Mintageunknown
Mintage Limit300,000
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Silver
DesignerNatasha Muhl
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size40.600 mm
Thickness3.210 mm
Mass31.107 g
OCC IDRMKG-OZAC-PDVY-ENXQ
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