Australian koala

The Koala is a unique Australian marsupial recognised by its bear-like face and thick grey fur. This tree dwelling creature is believed to get its name from the Indigenous words, meaning ‘no drink’. This is because the koala sources its hydration from a specific variety of eucalyptus leaves and is only seen to drink in drought situations or when ill. This marvellous marsupial is found in a range of habitats, from coastal islands and tall eucalypt forests to inland woodlands.

Discover Australia design

The coin's reverse depicts an adult koala on a eucalyptus tree stump against a coloured forest scene and picturesque sunset. The inscriptions DISCOVER AUSTRALIA and KOALA, The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark and the 2013 year-date are also included in the design.

03 2013 DiscoverAustralia Koala Silver 1oz Proof InCase High

Presentation packaging 

Accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity, each coin is housed in presentation packaging comprising a display case featuring a timber lid and a superbly illustrated box-shipper.



Year 2013
Metal Silver
Silver Content (Troy oz) 1.000
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 1.00
Fineness (% purity) 99.90
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 31.135
Maximum Diameter (mm) 40.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 4.00
Maximum Mintage 5,000
Finish Coloured
Designer Ing Ing Jong

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