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1989 Australian Koala 1 oz Platinum Coin

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When it comes to buying platinum, investors have historically had a limited number of options. While platinum coins are growing in variety and diversity in the 21st century, the 20th century saw fewer options available and the Australian Koala Platinum Coin was one of the earliest options. Today, you have the chance to get 1989 Australian Koala 1 oz Platinum Coins online from Provident Metals.


  • Arrives with an individual protective capsule!
  • 2nd year of release in the Australian Koala Platinum Series!
  • Limited mintage of just 79,043 platinum coins!
  • Contains 1 Troy oz of .9995 pure platinum.
  • The face value of $100 (AUD) is backed by the Commonwealth of Australia.
  • On the obverse is Queen Elizabeth II.
  • The reverse features a seated koala.

Australian Koala Platinum Coins were available from Perth Mint from 1988 to 2000. The eventual cancellation of the series was the result of a significant dip in demand for platinum in the early 21st century.


On the obverse of 1989 Koala 1 oz Platinum Coins, you will find a bust of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty is shown here in right-profile relief wearing the George IV State Diadem Crown. This design was created for the Royal Mint in 1985 by Raphael Maklouf and featured on the coinage until 1997. Inscriptions include ELIZABETH II, AUSTRALIA, and 100 DOLLARS.


The reverse design of the 1989 Australian Koala Platinum Coin comes with a depiction of the koala, a marsupial native to the Australian continent. Here, the koala is shown seated on all fours and is set against a blank background. Inscriptions read THE AUSTRALIAN KOALA, 1 OZ 9995 PLATINUM, and 1989.


The 1989 issue of the Australian Koala 1 oz Platinum Coin was the second in the history of the series and achieved the highest recorded mintage for this weight. Additional options in the series included 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, and 1/10 oz platinum coins.


1989 Australian Koala 1 oz Platinum Coins are available here in individual protective capsules. The coins have a one-time design of the koala on the reverse that was not repeated in other years.

Please contact Provident Metals if you have any questions. Our team is available on the phone at 800-313-3315, online using our live chat, and via our email address.

How Does Free Shipping Work?

When the subtotal of your purchase, including applicable discounts, is $199 or more, you receive free shipping for your entire order. In order to receive free shipping on purchases of $199 or more, you must live within the 50 US states. For orders less than $199, a $9.95 shipping fee applies. All products are discreetly packaged and shipped with full insurance included.

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For those orders of $999.99 or less, there is no need to sign for your package. However, you may select the option to require a signature at delivery if you want. This can be chosen and paid for at checkout. All orders of $1000 or more require a signature to complete delivery.

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Product Details

Year 1989
Mint Mark P - Perth Mint
Metals Purity .9995
Producer Perth Mint
Diameter 32 mm
Condition Uncirculated
Country Australia
Designer (Obverse) Ian Rank-Broadley
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series Australian Koala
Certificate of Authenticity No
Capsule Size 32 mm
Packaging Plastic Capsule
Metal Content 1 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Denomination $100
Mintage 79,043
Packaging Dimensions 2 x 2 x .5
Provident ID 3991953