The Royal Australian Mint debuts its own Koala bullion coins for 2024, and there’s a high-relief proof in tow

One of their core bullion ranges, the Koala has been a staple of the Perth Mint since 2007, but it now seems its Antipodean rival, the Royal Australian Mint, has a series all of their own. This iconic animal, from a country generally known for wildlife with an attitude, is a regular star in the numismatic world, so the RAM will have to make an extra effort to stand out in the crowd.

Fortunately, they appear to have done a top job with the design, with a solitary animal shown amidst foliage, exhibiting a fine level of detail for a bullion coin. It’s all quite natural looking, and can stand alongside anything from the Perth Mint range, so we’re very impressed

The range is quite simple, with bullion buyers offered a one-ounce coin in either 0.999 silver, or 0.9999 gold. The former has a mintage of 25,000 pieces, with 5,000 distributed in Australia by the RAM, and the rest of the world covered by German producer, Emporium Hamburg. The gold is capped at 1,000 units, 900 of which are through EH.

As well as the bullion pair, there’s also a one-ounce, high-relief silver coin for the collector, complete with a box and a Certificate of Authenticity. Most of the 3,500 mintage will be handled inside Australia by the RAM, with just 500 units available through EH. All are available to order now. We’ll add this one to our comprehensive guide to RAM bullion.

$100 AUD (Australia) 31.1 g of 0.9999 gold 38.74 mm BU 1,000 NO/NO
$1 AUD (Australia) 31.1 g of 0.999 silver 40.0 mm BU 25,000 NO/NO
$5 AUD (Australia) 31.1 g of 0.999 silver 32.0 mm Proof 3,500 YES/YES