Australian Platinum Koala Coin

Koalas are some of the most interesting and adorable creatures, and this Australian bullion coin focuses on these animals. The coin itself is made of beautiful platinum that makes a great investment for years to come.
Continue reading to learn more about this platinum coin and whether or not it’s the right investment for your collection.


Front / Obverse

The Platinum Koala coin, like other Australian coins, shows a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on its front. She is the current reigning monarch of Great Britain.

Rear / Reverse

The back side of the Australian Platinum Koala features—you guessed it—koalas. While the design changes each year, the 2017 coin shows a koala sitting at the bottom of a eucalyptus tree with the Australian outback in the background.
Designer: James Brown



The Australian Platinum Koala coin is the first modern coin of its kind. It was first released in 1988 and quickly became a highly recognized bullion piece. It is one of only a few platinum coins that continues to be released every year.