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Type I

1980 - 84

The Koala Two Hundred dollar gold coin series was produced between 1980 and 1986. The reverse of the coin was designed by Stuart Devlin and features an intricate design of a Koala clutching a tree along with the denomination written as "TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS". Between 1980 and 1984 the obverse featured Machin's portrait of Queen Elizabeth II before swapping to Maklouf's portrait from 1985 both feature the standard legend "ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA" followed by the year of issue. This coin was originally packaged in a wooden display case with a numbered certificate.

The Koala is an Australian native marsupial that can be found in coastal areas toward the east and south of the mainland. They are nocturnal and extremely sedentary, spending up to 20 hours a day sleeping. Although a protected species the Koala faces substantial conservation challenges as urban development extends into much of their natural habitat. The extent of this issue is difficult to gauge due to a lack of robust population reports, total estimates vary from less than 100,000 to over 500,000.

The tails side of the coinThe heads side of the coinThe inscription around the inner edge of the coin

 MintageAU50AU55AU58MS64MS65MS66MS67MS68MS691980 207,500         1983 88,000         1984 49,200          MintagePR65DCAMPR66DCAMPR67DCAMPR68DCAMPR69DCAMPR70DCAM1980 Proof50,0077807807807807808901983 Proof15,889      1984 Proof12,584      Values are in AUD and are retail price estimations based on past sales of coins certified by PCGS or NGC and as such values only related to such graded coins. Uncertified coins or coins graded by other services would likely be worth significantly less. For wholesale pricing please refer to the Red Sheet. While all attempts to ensure accurate pricing, data entry errors can occur and as such no warranty is expressed or implied as to the accuracy of any information published on this website. It is important to verify all published sales to ensure the accuracy of the pricing when making any purchase decision. Any personal information provided to us is protected by the Privacy Act 1988.