Royal Australian Mint Aussie Big Things Koala 2023 PNC



This postal numismatic cover commemorates the Australian Big Things as an integral part of Collecting Month 2023, prominently showcasing the Giant Koala $1 coin.

Positioned in the western Victorian town of Dadswells Bridge, approximately 20 kilometers south-east of Horsham, stands the Giant Koala. Crafted in 1989 by the skilled Dutch sculptor Ben Van Zetten, this impressive structure combines bronze and fibreglass elements, supported by a robust steel frame. With dimensions spanning 14 meters in height and eight meters in width, this monumental creation transcends mere sculpture to resemble a substantial edifice. Notably, its interior, accessible via the Koala's front forearms, serves as a home to a souvenir and gift shop.