2013 Australia 1/2 oz Silver Koala BU

2013 Australia 1/2 oz Silver Koala BU

The Silver Koala features 1/2 oz of .999 fine Silver and an attractive reverse design that changes each year, adding collectibility to the bullion content. The 2013 issue features an adult koala sitting in the fork of a tree.

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: Single koala sitting in the fork of a tree.
  • Sovereign coin backed by the Australian government.

Fractional Silver Koalas combine collectible designs with .999 fine Silver bullion appeal. Add the 2013 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 2013 Australia 1/2 oz Silver Koala BU
2013 Australia 1/2 oz Silver Koala BU
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By  Moneyman

from Staten Island New York

5.0

As usual, APMEX does it again! I'm really happy about the service they provide and the silver is fantastic!

Pros

  • Mint Condition

Stunning coin

By  Ron, Silver Fanatic

from San Jose, CA

5.0

I received this coin as part of a generic silver buy some time ago. Didn't realize at the time what it was, so recently went through the stack and discovered it. Beautiful piece. Was lucky that day.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition
  • Attractive Design

Nice addition to collections.

By  D

from Mass.

5.0

I love APMEX and plan on purchasing more!

Pros

  • Mint Condition
  • Attractive Design

Very nice buy

By  Hi-Yo Silver!

from Minneapolis, MN

5.0

bought a couple of 1/2 ounce coins to add to my holdings. I like a bit of variety. Was impressed. coins came sealed, well packaged and well worth having. Silver is far more interesting than a stock market register.

Pros

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

Excellent coin. Good detail.

By  Roadrunner

from Maine

5.0

Purchased fractional ounce for possible use as trade or barter should our economy continue to deteriorate. Good value.

Pros

  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand
  • Attractive Design

Wonderful

By  Mike

from Long island

4.0

Great design, beautiful

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)

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from UT

5.0

Initially I wasn't crazy over the premium over spot these babies have, however upon receiving them I was pleasantly surprised; each came in its own plastic circular holder and the lot was shrink wrapped into a neat and portable tubule. I consider these essential towards currency diversification, as well as helping establish some fractional precious metal savings. Oh, and they're rather nice to look at as well!

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