2012 Australia 1/2 oz Silver Koala BU

2012 Australia 1/2 oz Silver Koala BU

The Silver Koala coins feature a new design each year, making them great for collecting. Fractional Silver Koala coins allow for more price options when looking to purchase these unique coins.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1/2 oz of .999 fine Silver.
  • Each coin comes in a plastic capsule.
  • Eligible for Precious Metals IRAs.
  • Obverse: The Ian Rank-Broadley likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination.
  • Reverse: Features a mother koala with her baby on a tree branch.
  • Sovereign coin backed by the Australian government.

Don’t miss the opportunity to add the Silver Koala coins in smaller denominations to your portfolio and collection! Add the 2012 1/2 Silver Koala to your cart today!

The Australian Silver Koala was first introduced by the Perth Mint in 2007. Although the Silver Koala is one of the mint’s newer bullion coins, the design of Australia’s adorable marsupial and the Precious Metal content have made this coin very popular among investors and collectors alike. Made of .999 fine Silver and available in sizes of 1/10 oz, 1/2 oz, 1 oz, 5 oz, 10 oz and 1 kilo, this Silver bullion coin is sure to enhance any portfolio.

The Australian Silver Koala is among the few bullion coins to change its design annually. The reverse of the coin always features at least one adult koala but eucalyptus leaves and the Outback are often incorporated into the design as well. The obverse depicts the current profile of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at the time of minting.

Established in 1899, the Perth Mint predates the federation of Australia by two years. The mint was initially established for two reasons: to refine the vast amounts of Gold flooding in from various areas of Western Australia and to produce Gold sovereigns and half sovereigns to be used throughout Great Britain. Although Australia became an independent nation in 1901, the Perth Mint remained under the authority of the British crown until 1970. Following a 1987 State Act of Parliament, Gold Corporation, a company entirely owned by the Government of Western Australia, was established and mandated to operate the Perth Mint to market their Gold, Silver and Platinum Australian coins overseas.

The Perth Mint is also known for its outstanding quality and industry-leading creations. In 1957, the mint produced a 13 oz proof “plate” of .999999 fine Gold, the highest purity ever achieved. In 2011, they created the world’s largest, heaviest and most valuable Gold coin, containing .9999 fine Gold and weighing 2,231 pounds, that was worth $53.5 million (AUD) at the time of minting.
Customer Reviews of 2012 Australia 1/2 oz Silver Koala BU
2012 Australia 1/2 oz Silver Koala BU
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Older 1/2 oz. Koala

By  AMAC

from Chattanooga, TN

5.0

Really enjoy the opportunity to purchase older coins at redcued pricing.

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Recognized Brand

Australian silver koala

By  Silver crazy

from Memphis, tennessee

5.0

Purchased to make a necklace, only place on the web I could find this item!

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Recognized Brand
  • Mint Condition

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from MD

5.0

These small coins are beautiful in detail and appear to grow in value over time - judging what older 1/2 Koalas seem to draw. APMEX service remains excellent.

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