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2021 1 kg Australian Kilo Koala Silver Coin BU

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The Australian koala silver coins series is one of Perth Mint’s most beloved silver bullion mintages. Since the second year of the silver koala’s mintage, 2008, 1 kilo silver coins have been offered annually by Perth Mint on a limited, mint-to-order basis.  

With its limited mintage and annually-updated designs featuring one of the world’s most adorable and cuddly animals, the 1-kilo Australian silver koala has become one of the heaviest coins regularly collected worldwide. We don’t have too many of them and there’s no guarantee Perth Mint will be able to supply more – so if this silver coin is on your must-have list, we strongly recommend you order yours today! 

Perth Mint 1 kilo Australian koala silver bullion coin highlights:

  • 1 kilo of 0.9999 pure silver in brilliant, uncirculated, fresh-from-the-mint condition
  • 16th year of the ever-changing Australian silver koala series
  • Shipped in a protective plastic capsule to preserve its condition
  • Micro-laser engraved authentication feature ensures legitimacy and makes the 1-kilo silver koala virtually impossible to counterfeit
  • Official legal tender of Australia with a face value of $30
  • Limited mintage based on demand (see historical mintage figures below)
  • As the heaviest silver bullion coin regularly minted, the 1-kilo silver koala will become an instant centerpiece in any silver coin collection!

A closer look at the 1-kilo Australian silver koala coin

If we wanted to describe the1 oz silver Australian koala in a word, we’d choose “adorable.”

One word isn’t enough for its big brother, the 1-kilo silver koala. At least two words are necessary – and they’d be “adorable” and “enormous.” At nearly four inches across and over 1/2 inch thick, this coin is enormous! Its 1 kilo (2.2 lbs, or 32 troy oz) weight is extremely satisfying in the hand. Its sheer size makes the artistry of the design much easier to appreciate…

For example, the reverse of the 2022 1-kilo Australian silver koala coin features a dozing koala crashed out on a eucalyptus branch. Koalas sleep almost as much as a house cat, averaging 18-20 hours at rest every day. They aren’t lazy, per se, it’s rather their diet that consists solely of eucalyptus leaves are so incredibly low in nutrients that they sleep almost constantly as an energy conservation strategy. Perth Mint’s award-winning coin designer Ing Ing Jong’s portrayal highlights an incredibly interesting feature of the koala’s “hands” which, uniquely among mammals, have two thumbs and three fingers each. It’s not a birth defect but an adaptation that helps koalas climb the trunks and branches of their beloved eucalyptus trees. 

The legend includes the year of mintage, 1-kilo weight and 0.9999 silver purity. You’ll also note the unobtrusive appearance of the designer’s initials and Perth Mint’s “P” mintmark on the right side of the design. 

The obverse of the 1-kilo silver koala features the latest portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, Jody Clark’s 2015 portrayal of Her Majesty at age 89. The coin’s face value of $30 Australian appears on this side. (Just imagine for a single moment trying to pay for anything with a 1-kilo silver coin – what would the cashier do?)

1 kilo Australia silver koala bullion coin mintage history

Because of its limited-mintage status, 1 kilo silver coins in the Australian koala series are rather uncommon coins. Perth Mint makes enough coins to fill orders during the calendar year – after which, the coin is discontinued and Perth Mint begins work on the following year’s design. 

According to Perth Mint’s own records, here are the mintages for the 1 kilo silver koala coin series:

  • 2008: 13,188
  • 2009: 34.947
  • 2010: 30,692
  • 2011: 75,712
  • 2012: 19,511
  • 2013: 51,296
  • 2014: 25,194
  • 2015: 37,669
  • 2016: 27,513
  • 2017: 11,479
  • 2018: 16,093
  • 2019: 17,394
  • 2020: 16,121
  • 2021: 10,264

As you can see, these are minimal numbers for a silver bullion coin! This is one of the factors that makes the 1-kilo silver koala a highly-desired collector’s item (especially for completists who insist on collecting every variant of the silver koala series). 

Product specifications
Metal Silver
Purity 0.9999
Product Type Collectible Coin
Year Minted 2021
Mint Perth Mint
Country Australia
Mint type Government
Grade BU
Weight 1 kg
Thickness 14.5 mm
Certificate of Authenticity false
IRA Eligibility Yes
Dimensions 100 mm
Face Value/Denomination $30
Obverse Design Jody Clark
Reverse Design Ing Ing Jong
Edge Design Reeded






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