Silver Three Ounces 2022 Australian Koala, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Silver Three Ounces 2022 Australian Koala, Coin from Australia
CoinSilver Three Ounces 2022 Australian Koala

Australia is one of the large issuers of bullion coins. Uniquely, there are two independent mints in the country 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 to introduce new designs and themes often, in order to raise the numismatic value of the coins over the value of previous metal used. Their issues are normally in standard sizes (mostly based on the troy ounce), but sometimes they also issue coins in non-standard formats, such as this one

The Mint says about this coin:
"Celebrating the 15th anniversary of the Australian Koala Coin Series, this special collectable is struck from 3oz of pure silver with stunning 24-carat gold highlights.

There are few animals more uniquely Australian - and none so cute as the cuddly koala. That’s why, back in 2007, we chose to complement our famous Kangaroo and Kookaburra coins with a new series featuring annual designs of this most beloved marsupial in its gum tree habitat."

This is the first silver three-ounce silver coin issued for Australia.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage2,000
Obverse
Australia / Silver Three Ounces 2022 Australian Koala - obverse photo

At the centre of the obverse is a depiction of the first coins of the Australian Koala series, showing a seeping koala hugging a tree branch, at the base of which are the designer's initials SB (for Shevaun Buschenhofen).

In a small circle above that is 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).

Between the two circles, on the left and right, the anniversary dates of the coin series, 2007 and 2002.

Around the rim, interrupted by the Queen's portrait, the monarch's legend and the face value: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 3 DOLLARS ·.

The rim (as well as the whole edge) is gilded.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 3 DOLLARS · 2007 2022
Reverse
Australia / Silver Three Ounces 2022 Australian Koala - reverse photo

The coin’s reverse portrays a koala asleep on the bough of a tree amid clusters of aromatic eucalyptus leaves.

On the right, the Perth Mint's mint mark P. On the branch, to the right of the koala, the designer's initials IJ, for Ing Ing Jong.

Around above left, the date of issue and the precious metal content: 2022 3oz 9999 SILVER (three troy ounces of 99.99% silver). Around above right, the inscription KOALA.

Around below, 15TH ANNIVERSARY.

The rim is gold plated.

Reverse Inscription 2022 3oz 9999 SILVER KOALA 15TH ANNIVERSARY
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Silver content (Troy oz): 3.000
Finish: Proof FDC, selective gold plating (including the edge).
Packaging: in a classic presentation case and an illustrated shipper, with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Coin name: Australian Koala 15th Anniversary 2022 3oz Silver Proof Gilded Coin
Perth Mint SKU: 22127YCAA
Issue date: 21 June 2022.
Issue price: AU$ 344.99

See also

Coins issued by the Perth Mint in the Australian koala series in 2022 include:
- 5 oz Gold Proof, Australian Koala 2022
- 1 oz Gold High Relief, Australian Koala 2022
- 1 kg Silver Bullion, Australian Koala 2022
- 5 oz Silver Proof with gold plated edge, Australian Koala 2022
- 3 oz Silver Proof with gold plated edge, Australian Koala 2022
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Australian Koala 2022

In 2020, the Perth Mint issued a silver two-ounce coin marking the 30th Anniversary of the Australian Kookaburra series with a similarly styled obverse, and gilded edge.

All (10) coins of type: Other Bullion Formats
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Gold and Silver Ounce 2016 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 750 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 50 DOLLARS ·
Gold and Platinum 2018 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 150 DOLLARS ·
Gold and Platinum 2019 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 150 DOLLARS ·
Gold Third-Ounce 2019 Bottlenose Dolphin unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/3oz 9999 Au 2019 30 DOLLARS
Silver Ounce and a Half 2019 Bottlenose Dolphin unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1 1/2oz 9999 Ag 2019 2 DOLLARS
Gold and Platinum 2020 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 150 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ounce and a Half 2020 Australian Striped Marlin unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1 1/2oz 9999 Ag 2020 2 DOLLARS
Gold and Silver 2020 Adelaide Pound 300 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA * 75 DOLLARS *
Silver Ounce and a Half 2021 Australian Spotted Eagle Ray unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1 1/2oz 9999 Ag 2021 2 DOLLARS
Silver Three Ounces 2022 Australian Koala 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 3 DOLLARS · 2007 2022
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Silver Three Ounces 2022 Australian Koala: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeOther Bullion Formats
Issued2022
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Uncouped version)
Face Value3 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage2,000
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Silver
DesignerIng Ing Jong
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size50.000 mm
Thickness6.000 mm
Mass93.320 g
OCC IDPMVR-OAPC-DZYG-ENQG
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