Direct from the Perth Mint, this Australian Platinum Bullion Coin features one of the island continent’s most charming creatures, the koala. As an investment, the Koala Platinum Coin provides unmatched security while diversifying your investment portfolio. As one of the few platinum bullion coins minted on a regular basis, the Australian Koala is a trusted means of investing in this one-of-a-kind metal.

Continue reading for some quick facts, investment insight and a brief history of the Australian Koala Platinum Bullion Coin

Australian Koala Platinum Coins Quick Facts and Brief History

Type Bullion (Investment)
Mintage 1988 – present by the Perth Mint of Australia
Weights / Denominations 1 troy ounce. Periodically minted in 2 oz, 1/2 oz and 1/4 oz denominations
Front Design Like other coins from Australia, the front of each Platinum Australian Koala includes a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain. The coin's face value of 100 Australian dollars (in most cases), is inscribed across the bottom.
Rear Design The reverse of each coin includes one of Australia's most treasured creatures, the koala. The specific koala design changes each year. The reverse often features the initials "JB" in honor of designer James Brown, though other designers have been used throughout the years.
Brief History Australia is the first nation in modern history to announce the release of a 1 oz platinum coin. Approved in 1987 and first minted in 1988, the Australian Koala is one of the most recognized platinum coins in the world. Boasting a brilliant finish and eloquent design, the Australian Koala is one of the few platinum coins being continually produced.
Why Buy? Platinum bullion coins like the Australian Koala are a way to diversify your investment portfolio. Approved for self-directed IRAs, the Platinum Australian Koala carries the same guarantee and status as its American and Canadian counterparts. Platinum is also a scarce material with countless industrial uses. As demand for cars and electronics increase, so too does the price of platinum.
Platinum Bullion Content 1 Troy Ounce(0.9995 fine platinum)
Other Specifications

1 Troy Ounce Australian Koala Platinum Coin

  • Diameter= 32.1 mm (1.26 in.)
  • Thickness= 2.7 mm (0.106 in.)
  • GrossWeight = 1-Troy Ounce (31.103 grams)
  • FaceValue ($100 Australian)

1/2 Troy Ounce Australian Koala Platinum Coin**

  • Diameter= 25.1 mm (0.988 in.)
  • Thickness= 2.03 mm (0.80 in.)
  • GrossWeight = ½-Troy Ounce (15.55 grams)
  • FaceValue ($50 Australian)

1/4 Troy Ounce Australian Koala Platinum Coin**

  • Diameter= 20.1 mm (0.791 in.)
  • Thickness= 1.9 mm (0.075 in.)
  • GrossWeight = ¼-Troy Ounce (7.78 grams)
  • FaceValue ($25 Australian)

**Not Commonly Available

When you consider the economic instability across the globe, platinum bullion coins like the Australian Koala are a great way to protect the value of your wealth. Platinum’s industrial uses, coupled with its rarity, means it will likely be a stable and growing investment for years to come. Learn more about investing in platinum bullion. If you’re interested in buying platinum for your portfolio, cruise over to Provident Metals for current prices and availability.