Platinum Koala Mintage

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  1. Boyo

    Boyo Active Member Silver Stacker

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    I see some renewed interest in Platinum and have already started to focus on it ,with recent developments in the production side of the metal ..So....

    I have compiled a list of 1/10 Proof Platinum Koala mintage..painstakingly culled from my 2008 Edition of Australian Coins and Banknotes.Seems to me they represent a very good entry point into buying platinum.

    Year Mintage limit Actual
    1990 Unl 424
    1991 500 328
    1992 500 500
    1993 500 500
    1994 500 500
    1995 600 561
    1996 600 587
    1997 600 N/A
    1998 600 600
    1999 600 N/A
    2000 600 N/A
    2001 650 N/A
    2002 650 N/A
    2003 650 N/A
    2004 500 N/A
    2005 500 N/A

    Obviously this list needs to be updated ,but the mintage is tiny and early years indicate they were popular..Proof platinum koalas might be a real bargain right now..have seen a few go for not much over spot.

    Any thoughts?
     
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    finicky Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    I got some 1/20 oz plat proof koalas from Lunaowl here back in May - @ $100 a pop, can't remember dates. We had a thread debate as to whether they could possibly be proof seeing as the PM list only mentioned their existence in sets - Lunaowl won decisively, so as penance I bought them from him. Silly fiddly little things they were, I'd rather go for 1/4 or 1/2 oz proofs than 1/10. But I guess any low mintage plat coin at spot is good to fossick for, specially if proof or 'specimen', how could you lose?
     
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    Yes .I agree . If you think the metal is on the rise ,then any is good.perhaps the bigger size the lower the premium ..but who knows with the numi potential?

    I think for someone just "dipping the toe"as it were this could be a good way to get damp ,but not wet :)
    Got a 1993 1/10 recently for $170.00 ...happy to keep dipping..
     

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