Discussion in 'Platinum' started by goldpelican, Jun 18, 2011.
Anyone here got one? Just curious if they sold many seeing as the mintage is limited to 30,000.
i saw about 7 -8 in Downies unsold for many weeks already.
Hey nice video in utube goldpelican
does anyone here even like platinum as an investment? If you believe we are in for a major recession/depression that would likely decrease the price of platinum since its more of an industrial metal right?
I bought one a few months ago just for shits and giggles.
I would say its my favourite coin, its very shiny and doesn't tarnish like silver.
I think the platinum platypus coin design is truly elegant.
Source: courtesy of California Numismatic Investments: www.golddealer.com. Photo by Peter Anthony.
Yeah it's a beautiful design, I like it very much. I wanna grab one, I know I should but that much fiat in silver is tasty
These will be getting replaced by the 2012 design shortly. Sorely tempted to grab one.
so i assume platypus has a habitat in other countries too since it says australian platypus? but havent heard of any other countries that have them
I believe the Platypus is only found in AU and that is a great coin. I may have to get one.
Nope, only found in Australia.
The "Australian" part is a common theme the Perth Mint seem to be putting on all their bullion coins. You can see it on the 2011 "Australian Koala", the "Australian Kookaburra", the "Australian Kangaroo", etc.
Platypus exist all over the world. They just haven't been found.... yet.
Forget the black swans. The real danger in our world is the black platypus that we can't see.
go on GP! you have been procrastinating over this for a while now :lol:
i had no idea the design was going to change
Not sure if the design changes, but the 2012 dated coin will be released.
I haven't got one yet, but I'm saving up for it. My favorite design by one of my favorite designers (Hence my nickname here)
The design is the same every year according to Perth Mint's media release:
Source: Perth Mint
I have seen one but they are tiny, I wouldn't spend any money on one.
Do they come in big sizes? I may have just seen the smallest version.
Actually, I've been searching the PM website for specs but can't find them. Does anyone have a lead on where they might be hiding?
Pretty sure they sell them in the Perth Mint Shop - at least, that's where I've seen them
They're all 1oz. There's older platinum coinage like Koalas that were as small as 1/20oz, but the Platypus are all 1oz.
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