1 Kilo Silver Koala Coin 2018
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Silver Koala 2018
This is a bullion finish silver coin. Bulk orders will be packed in foil trays on ten.
This huge 1KG pure silver Koala coin issued from the Perth Mint depicts the famous Koala Bear. The sheer size of the coin allows for impressive detail of the 2018 Koala image on the reverse, and Queen Elizabeth II’s 5th portrait on the obverse. The coin has a face value of $AUD30. The Koala is one of a range of Australian bullion coins celebrating their proud and unique wildlife produced in gold, silver and platinum, which include the Kangaroo and the Kookaburra coins.
Mintage and Design
The Koala coin features a different image each year of the famous Australian native animal in an outback setting. This enhances the collectability of the series and therefore the demand for the coin. The range consists of 5 sizes; 1kg, 10-ounce, 1 ounce, half ounce and 1/10 ounce, all struck to bullion standard in 99.9% pure silver. First released in 2007, this year marks the tenth anniversary of what is a popular non-UK silver coin. Mintages remain relatively low compared to many other international issued coins at around 20-50,000 annually, ensuring a favourable supply/demand dynamic. The huge size of the coin also allows production costs to be lower than smaller 1oz silver coins.
The weight and quality of the Silver Koala is guaranteed by the Australian Government.
The Koala is famous the world over and is known as well as the Kangaroo as part of the Australian fabric. While everyone is accurate in associating the Koala with Australia, its only native habitat, most of us incorrectly call the animal a bear. While its friendly and cuddly looks resemble that of a bear, the Koala is in fact an arboreal marsupial, with its closest relative being the wombat. Weighing no more than 15kg, the animals have thick grey fur with some white and occasional brown. They most commonly live on the east and southern coasts of the mainland. As tree dwellers, they’re found in coastal woodlands, with their diet consisting of the leaves of eucalyptus trees. With relatively low nutritional value, the koalas sleep for a majority of the day.
Like Kanagroos, the Koala is a marsupial, so they have a relatively short gestation period with their young (also called Joeys) being born before full development and subsequently sending the next 6 months in its mother’s pouch.
Orders are delivered free of charge within the UK only.
Delivery is in non-branded tamper proof packaging by Royal Mail Special Delivery and is fully insured. Delivery usually takes place before 1pm on the day following despatch, but some areas may run over this timeframe.
Maximum value per parcel is £50,000, so larger orders will be sent in multiple installments.
When placing your order, the delivery address needs to match the registered address of the buyer.
You’ll receive a despatch email with a tracking link once the goods are sent so you can see the status of the delivery and location of the parcel.
In the event that no-one is in to receive the delivery, you’ll be left a red card confirming attempted delivery, with confirmation on the Royal Mail tracking page. You then have the choice of arranging redelivery or picking up the parcel from your nearest sorting office.
If you request storage for your order, your goods will be sent free of charge to the storage vaults.
All gold & silver orders are stored at Loomis International in the UK and held on a fully allocated and segregated basis.
Storage fees are 1%+VAT/year for gold and 1.5%+VAT/year for silver, subject to minimum charges.
Please see further details of storage fees and minimum charges on our Storage & Delivery page.
Storage is charged at point of purchase by selecting ‘Buy with Storage’ to the next semi-annual pay date. Semi-annual storage dates are 15 March and 15 September each year and are subject to minimum charges for the period.
A recurring storage fee will be taken from your card at each semi-annual storage date.
You can opt to have your goods delivered at any time, subject to delivery charges of £25 +0.25% of the metal value.