Perth Mint Platinum Platypus

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  1. goldpelican

    goldpelican Administrator Staff Member

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    Anyone here got one? Just curious if they sold many seeing as the mintage is limited to 30,000.
     
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    i saw about 7 -8 in Downies unsold for many weeks already.

    Hey nice video in utube goldpelican ;)
     
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    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?
     
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    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
     
  7. goldpelican

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    These will be getting replaced by the 2012 design shortly. Sorely tempted to grab one.
     
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    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
     
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    I believe the Platypus is only found in AU and that is a great coin. I may have to get one.
     
  10. Big A.D.

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    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.
     
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    Platypus exist all over the world. They just haven't been found.... yet.
     
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    Forget the black swans. The real danger in our world is the black platypus that we can't see. :)
     
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    go on GP! you have been procrastinating over this for a while now :lol:
    i had no idea the design was going to change
     
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    Not sure if the design changes, but the 2012 dated coin will be released.
     
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    I haven't got one yet, but I'm saving up for it. My favorite design by one of my favorite designers :D (Hence my nickname here)
     
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    The design is the same every year according to Perth Mint's media release:

    Source: Perth Mint
     
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    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.
     
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    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?
     
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    Pretty sure they sell them in the Perth Mint Shop - at least, that's where I've seen them :)
     
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    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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