Perth Mint Platinum Platypus

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  1. JoeFromNorthCarolina

    JoeFromNorthCarolina New Member

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  2. SoapBox

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    I actually really enjoy platnium a lot. I don't have a ton, but it is just a nice commodity to have. :)
     
  3. STC

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    A year later: Darn I really want one of these..
    Snakes drained me but, let me look in the cookie barrel.
    Anyone bullish for the plat?

    I got sum 11's, any further dip & I get the 12's.
     
  4. Holdfast

    Holdfast Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    ^^^^ Could always swap a 2011 for a 2012. :)
     
  5. au1pt2rh3pd4ag5

    au1pt2rh3pd4ag5 New Member

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    I love the platypus series, and I see that the Discover Australia set comes in 1/10oz colorized coins that I may be tempted to pick up in the near future. So far my favorite size of platinum coin is the 2oz Koalas. I'd *love* if they perth mint did a platypus coin with maybe a slightly different design every year in the 2oz size, but if they don't end up doing that, I'll continue collecting the various years the koalas were issued in that size . . . when I can find them ungraded.
     
  6. Holdfast

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    Sometimes Perth has koalas for sale; if you ring them now and then you might be lucky.

    Here's a link to availability and prices. (Sroll down about half way) :)

    http://www.perthmint.com.au/metalprices.aspx
     
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    No not true - there is a new ruling - all old coins sold to the PM will be melted down and not sold back to the public ...
     
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    How can they melt down coins that are sold back to them like Koalas when they have a face value and are legal tender?
     
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    Cos they're a mint not an ordinary individual. Privy editions, coloured coins, one tonne coins, coins with lollies inserted - the sky's the limit for a mint
     
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    Could you show me a reference to that Ronnie 666?

    Thanks

    H
     
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    Hi Holdfast

    I was told this by the PM staff and after writing to Ed Harbuz (24/09/2012) this was confirmed in a personal letter from him. If you doubt this please contact Cathy (head of the PM shop), Ron Currie, Ed Harbuz or Bron they will all confirm this.
     
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    Cheers thanks Ron.

    Today I contacted Perth @ the Perth Mint Shop (Delivery) the lady there confirmed that they did not sell the older bullion coins as you kindly pointed out.
    The lady I spoke to wasn't aware of the Web Page that indicates "sales subject to availability". I had to provide her the URL.
    http://www.perthmint.com.au/metalprices.aspx

    Apparently it hasn't been updated.

    When I queried her she said that Perth had a Perth Bullion Counter, that buy bullion, she says that it could be possible to buy older coins if they are handed in by the general public.

    I take your written letter as the correct course of action, Ed, Ron and Bron are the gurus so I apologise to you and others if I have provided in correct information.

    Thanks for your post.

    H

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  13. au1pt2rh3pd4ag5

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    Thanks anyway for that link, I was so excited to see the other coins I've wanted listed there until I read the rest of the posts here. It's baffling that they'd melt down coins sold back . . . unless they're really concerned about getting counterfeit or tampered with coins. Oh well, I will have to keep my eye on APMEX . . . they're overpriced but their selection is the widest most varied I've found here in the States.
     
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    I notice that Platinum spot price has dropped below $1500 today. Is anyone a long time watcher of Platinum, when do they think this slide in price will bottom out?
     
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    i will get my first plat if the spot drops to 1400.
     
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    Mr Lunardragon, I think Perth are releasing their 2013 1oz Plat in January??? :) Hopefully, by then Platinum will be the same price as 05 December 2008 :D
     
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    Thanks for the replies.

    Please note I meant AUS$ but I know most people follow the US$ :)
     
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    Im stacking a little scrap platinum.
    Ready to go back into industrial use without the premium of coins but will only ever be worth spot.
     
  20. ego2spare

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    how do u even find a thread with the last post in 2012, did u want to say something about the platypus so u searched that as a keyword and posted in that thread? did u remember this thread from 2 years ago and it matched what u were thinking?
    did u not feel that your comment was worth its own new thread?... I MUST KNOW! :|
     

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