Australia 2008-P 15 dollars KM-1873

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from the Stack's Bowers 2020 Collector's Choice sale, lot 70111
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This specimen was lot 70111 in Stack's Bowers Collector's Choice sale (Santa Ana, CA, February 2020), where it sold for $192. The catalog description[1] noted, "AUSTRALIA. 15 Dollars, 2008-P. Perth Mint. NGC PROOF-70 Ultra Cameo. Hard mirrored fields with frosted devices. Koala series issue. .0999 of an ounce of pure gold contained." This issue is part of a suite of gold and silver bullion coins featuring the koala. Other series include the kangaroo and the Chinese lunar zodiac.

Recorded mintage: 5,030.

Specification: 3.11 g, 0.999 fine gold, 0.10 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-23; KM-1873.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date, 13th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2018.
  • McDonald, Greg, The Pocket Guide to Australian Coins and Banknotes, 23rd ed., Lavington, Australia, 2017.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 9th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2017.
  • [1]Orsini, Matt, Richard Ponterio and Kyle Ponterio, The February 2020 Collector's Choice sale: World and Ancient Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2020.

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