1988 Australian 1/2oz Platinum Koala First Proof Issue Coin in Wooden Box

latinum Koala First Proof Issue Coin in Wooden Box
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The Australian Government approved the minting of platinum and silver coins on June 18, 1987. Hence, by September 1988, the Mint released the nation’s first Platinum Koala coin.


Queensland Mint is proud to offer the Australian 1/2oz Platinum Koala First Proof Issue Coin (1988) in Wooden Box for purchase online.


Coin Highlights:


  • Contains 1/2 troy ounce or 15.55 grams of pure 99.95% platinum
  • Limited mintage of 12,000 coins
  • Proof Coin


The obverse side depicts the right facing profile of Queen Elizabeth II, along with the year and face value.


On the other hand, reverse depicts a mother Koala and her Joey on her back while perched on a eucalyptus tree. Coin also displays the weight and purity.


No more than 12,000 of the Australian 1/2oz Platinum Koala First 1988 Proof coin in wooden box will be issued.


Condition: Please note that the Coin has small spot on it.


Queensland Mint would love to hear from you. Our customer service team is available by phone at (07) 3184 8300, by email or by live-chat on the website.

Products specifications

Product ID 929
Metal Platinum
Purity 9999
Weight 1/2 oz
Grade Proof
Mint Perth Mint
Type Coin
Variant Koala
Condition Sourced from Private Collection
Year 1988
Denomination $50
Packaging Individual coin capsules, presentation box
Superfund Approved No
Origin Australian
Theme Fauna
Monarch Elizabeth II