1oz platinum koalas

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  1. dragafem

    dragafem Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    what do u guys know about this platinum series called australian stories 1oz platinum koala ? i think the series was running from 2000 or 2001 to 2005.this was the first time the mint used the enamel coloring on coins.

    one year the mint only sold 22,so there is only 22 complete set.if anyone knows about this more info,pic or value that would be great.

    pm me or put it here

    and yes I know someone who has the whole set in mint condition and willing to sell for the right price.
     
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    dragafem Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    no one has any knowledge of these coins?
     
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    Only what is in the McDonald guide - and the mintages can be found at http://www.perthmint.com.au/numismatic-mintages.aspx

    Yep: 2001 - 2005, the 1oz plat koala had an Australian heritage design in place of the queen's head
    Not really a theme that would have as much appeal around the world though


    Wouldn't expect they would be worth very much above spot
    Similar size gold proofs from the same period usually sell for bullion prices these days

    The smaller platinum koala proofs (1/10 oz) are usually in much higher demand and would command a bigger premium - much more affordable to make a set


    Rarity alone does not necessarily create value - there must also be demand
     
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    Naphthalene Man Active Member Silver Stacker

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    I saw a 1/20oz koala today for $120. Was going to buy it until i realised that it was about 50% premium.
     
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    Naphthalene Man Active Member Silver Stacker

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    Okay, got sucked into buying the 1/20 2003 plat koala today. I don't know yet if it is a waste of money but I did want it.
    I need to try to find info on this coin.
     
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    Naphthalene Man Active Member Silver Stacker

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    Hey Trew,
    Only proof plat coins are at the link you provided and the 2003 shows that 1/20oz were part of a set only.

    Does anyone know what this means for coins that are sold individually?
     
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    ultimacash Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    I bought a 1/20 oz also no where near spot but i think it would sell for a similar premium when it comes time to sell.
     
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    Naphthalene Man Active Member Silver Stacker

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    Please ignore my question, I found some info on other sites that satisfies me. Thanks
     
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    Ronnie 666 Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Pictures sent to me from a mate who has them all:

    2001 1oz Proof Koala Coin - Australian Stories Federation Mintage 57
    2002 1oz Proof Koala Coin - Australian Stories Multiculturalism Mintage 22
    2003 1oz Proof Koala Coin - Australian Stories - The Arts Mintage 55
    2004 1oz Proof Koala Coin - Australian Stories Sports Mintage 44
    2005 1oz Proof Koala Coin - Australian Stories Industry Mintage 47

    Great coin collector not great photographer :D :D

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