2012 Australia 1 oz Silver Koala BU

2012 Australia 1 oz Silver Koala BU

The Silver Koala coin series focuses on one of the most beloved animals on earth. These coins feature an ounce of .999 fine Silver and an attractive reverse design that changes each year, adding collectibility on top of the bullion content.

Coin Highlights:

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

Display your Silver Koala in style by adding an attractive presentation box to your order.

The Silver Koala is a practical coin to add to your investment and collections. Add the 2012 1 oz 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 oz Silver Koala BU
2012 Australia 1 oz Silver Koala BU
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Beautiful Silver Coin

By  D Silver Stacker

from East Tennessee


A pure and beautiful coin which is my son's favorite! You can't go wrong with Australian Silver from the Perth Mint with a low price over spot.


  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Attractive Design
  • Recognized Brand
  • Easy to Sell
  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Mint Condition


from MD


Man oh man, this coin is something else, it kept on growing on me and now I feel it's is the best coin I own. A must have. The gilded one is unbelievable too. The picture on APMEX does not show its true beauty!


from WY


Another outstanding job by the Perth Mint with their 1oz. Australian Koala. They do an outstanding job at the Perth Mint, and I absolutely love their coins. And APMEX does a great job getting them to us, the buyers of these wonderful coins. Since 1st dealing with APMEX I have been thoroughly impressed with their service, across the board. The 5-Stars is also for APMEX too, and not just the coin. Keep up the great work you all!


from CA


I was surprised this coin came with a hard plastic holder, but VERY nice addition. I ordered three other coins(different die stamps) and they came in soft plastic cases. The coins look great! Koala's hair is really nicely detailed. I will be ordering some more very soon. Though it's a couple bucks over the price of silver now, the die stamp is worth it.


from NC


The picture really doesn't do this coin justice. Absolutely stunning. Hard plastic holder. Got to me quickly and discreetly. Well done APMEX. Well done.


from NY


I ordered two of these with my last purchase. These are absolutely beautiful coins! They come shipped in hard plastic coin holders. I Will be picking up a few more with my next orders.


from London


What a beautiful coin from Perth Mint. Highly recommended!

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