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2023 Australian Koala 1 oz Platinum Coin BU

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Back in June 1987, the Australian government authorized the production of platinum coins for the very first time. These coins, struck by the Perth Mint, marked the debut of Australia’s first platinum bullion coins in September 1988 with the Australian Platinum Koala. Now, in 2023, we’re celebrating the 35th anniversary of this historic release with the modern Platinum Koala from the Perth Mint. You can purchase the 2023 Australian Koala 1 oz Platinum Coins online from Provident Metals.


  • Each coin arrives in protective acrylic capsules to ensure its safety!
  • This coin commemorates the 35th anniversary of the Australian Koala Platinum Series!
  • Limited mintage of just 3,000 platinum coins!
  • Contains 1 Troy oz of .9995 pure platinum in brilliant uncirculated (BU) condition.
  • Boasts a face value of $100 (AUD) backed by the Australian government.
  • The obverse features the memorial bust of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
  • The reverse showcases the original Australian Koala design from 1988.
  • It bears the P35 mint mark, a unique feature to celebrate the 35th anniversary.
  • An authentication feature is included on the reverse.
  • The original reverse artwork was created by Michael Tracey.

Each 2023 Australian Koala 1 oz Platinum Coin available here comes individually packaged in protective acrylic capsules. In honor of the 35th anniversary of the Platinum Koala Series, Perth Mint has revived Michael Tracey’s original 1988 artwork for the first-ever Platinum Koala coin.


On the obverse of the 2023 Australian Koala Platinum Coin, you’ll find the memorial bust of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. This design, created in 2015 by Jody Clark for the Royal Mint, portrays the Queen at the age of 89 and features the George IV State Diadem. This bust marks the sixth and final effigy of the Queen to grace Australian coins. Inscriptions on this side include ELIZABETH II, 1952-2022, AUSTRALIA, and 100 DOLLARS.


The reverse design field of the 2023 Koala 1 oz Platinum Coins includes Michael Tracey’s 1988 depiction of the koala, which was used on the first-ever Platinum Koala coin. In this design, the koala is captured in front-facing relief as it is seated on all four legs. This side of the coin also includes the unique P35 mint mark, which pays tribute to the 35th anniversary of the series. The inscriptions read THE AUSTRALIAN KOALA, 1 OZ 9995 PLATINUM, P35, and 2023.


Koalas are known for their slow and deliberate movements. They spend most of their time in trees and are solitary animals, typically not forming social groups.


If you have any questions about platinum coins, feel free to reach out. Provident Metals’ customer service is available at 1-800-313-3315, and you can also contact us through our web chat or email. We’re here to assist you!

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Product Details

Year 2023
Mint Mark P - Perth Mint
Metals Purity 0.9995
Producer Perth Mint
Thickness 2.90 mm
Diameter 32.6 mm
Inner Pack 20
Outer Pack 100
Condition Brilliant Uncirculated
Denomination 100 AUD
Country Australia
Designer (Obverse) Jody Clark
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series Australian Koala
Certificate of Authenticity No
Mintage 3,000
Packaging Plastic Capsule
Metal Content 1 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Designer (Reverse) Michael Tracey
Packaging Dimensions 1.5 x 1.5 x .38
Provident ID 4037977