Australian koala

The koala is an internationally recognised symbol of Australia. An arboreal marsupial, it spends most of its time in the trees.  It feeds on the foliage of the eucalypt at night.  The koala is one of the few mammals, other than primates, that has fingerprints very similar to that of a human.

Iconic koala design

The reverse design depicts an adult koala sleeping on a branch of a eucalyptus tree. The weight and fineness, and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark also feature as part of the design.

10 2012 AustralianKoala 1oz Gold HighRelief InCase HighRes

Presentation packaging 

Each coin is presented in a prestigious display case, with a coloured illustrated shipper, and accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity.



Year 2012
Metal Gold
Gold Content (Troy oz) 0.040
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 5.00
Fineness (% purity) 99.99
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 1.244
Maximum Diameter (mm) 14.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 1.40
Maximum Mintage 15,000
Finish Proof
Legal Tender Australian
Effigy Ian Rank-Broadley design of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II
Designer Aleysha Howarth

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