One Ounce Australian Platypus Bullion Coin (Mixed years)
- The Platinum Platypus is produced by the Australian Perth Mint
- Legal tender in Australia with a face value of $100 (AUD)
- Price inclusive of VAT and insured delivery to a UK address
- Each 1oz Platypus contains one troy ounce (31.1035g) of 9995 platinum
- Mixed year coins, please call for specific and current year coins
Please note: Due to very limited mintages this product will sometimes be unavailable to order.
The Perth Mint is well known for its wildlife-themed coins, with many featuring unique species found exclusively on the Australian continent. The kookaburra, koala, and kangaroo all feature prominently on coin designs, and so too does the native platypus.
Australian Platinum Platypus coins were first introduced in 2011, and unlike other coin programs from the Perth Mint, the design on the reverse remains consistent from year to year. These coins met with immense popularity when they were released in 2011, with all 30,000 coins sold out. The Perth Mint shifted to an unlimited mintage program for these coins in 2013.
On the reverse face of the coin you’ll see the image of a platypus swimming through a freshwater stream, with bubbles floating up through the water. Engravings read “Australian Platypus” above the design and "1 oz 9995 Platinum” below. The obverse features that familiar right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty’s effigy was created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley, and is accompanied by engravings identifying the Queen, the nation of issue, and the face value of the coin.
The Perth Mint is listed as an active Good Delivery Refiner by the London Bullion Market Association.
Unlike bullion gold, platinum is subject to VAT in the United Kingdom. You may like to consider a VAT free purchase of your investment by storing your platinum in one of our offshore vaults, call the Bleyer team on 01769 618618.
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